For those who are considering relocating to the Dallas metro area, living in Mansfield, Texas, can mean taking advantage of the best the metroplex has to offer. This once-rural community has blossomed into a suburb of more than 67,000 residents who have made their way to Mansfield from all over the country.
What is it about living in Mansfield that’s made it so popular? Simply put, the town offers a unique blend of small town identity and the sophistication of city life.
The average cost of homes in Mansfield is $320,716, or approximately $144 per square foot. The town has seen substantial year-over-year increases in home value, with prices rising nearly 3 percent annually. Yet, there’s still quite a spread of prices, with the bulk of homes falling between $138,000 and $416,000. This wide range means that those looking to relocate to Mansfield will have ample choices, regardless of their budget.
Mansfield offers a friendly, quaint feel. The neighborhood’s low crime rate helps reinforce this feeling and the sense of community within the city. People are starting to notice the high quality of living in Mansfield, Texas — Niche ranked the town 19 out of 126 suburbs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
With over 900 acres of parkland and more than 100 athletic fields available to residents, outdoor life and recreation are an important aspect of life in Mansfield.
Academic success is valued in Mansfield: Its school district gets an A rating from Niche for overall quality, as well as an A rating for academics. High-performing public schools are a large part of Mansfield’s appeal to families. Higher education is also accessible to those living in Mansfield, with one University of Texas campus located in neighboring Arlington.
Getting Around Town
While Mansfield may feel like a small town, removed from the fast pace and stress of the city, it’s only a 30 minute commute into downtown Fort Worth. Mansfield offers easy access to I-20, Highway 360 and Route 287 as well as access to State Highway 67, which leads directly into downtown Dallas via I-35. Also, Mansfield is less than an hour’s away from two major airports Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Keep in mind that public transportation isn’t available in Mansfield, and the primary method of commuting is by car. Almost 88 percent of Mansfield residents list driving by themselves as their primary method of transportation for their commute.
With a wide range of homes at prices to fit any budget and a family-friendly atmosphere, Mansfield has a lot to offer home buyers relocating to the Dallas area. Check out listings at Owners.com.
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