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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C
Balch Springs is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 25,312. Balch Springs is in Dallas County. Living in Balch Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Balch Springs and residents tend to be liberal.
About Balch Springs...
Population
25,312

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$991
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Balch Springs Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    438.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    43
    40.7
  • Robbery
    211.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    445.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,245.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    762.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    40%
    13%

Working in Balch Springs

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,295
National
$55,322
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Balch Springs Reviews

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Balch Springs is a city that is alive and almost magical as a city goes. What I like the best is the diversity . Diversity is our strength! The schools are great also. They pride themselves on the stellar ESL, free breakfast and lunch programs. We could have never have had all of this if it was not for the diversity we have striven for. Also the streets are drive-able in a lot of the areas of our city and there are a ton of auto care facilities that are ready to serve scattered through out not to mention the mom and pop restaurants and mom and pop convenience stores. The thing I will miss the most about balch springs is waking up to roosters crowing on my street and the music that emanates from the our resident's front yards and garages. Especially on weekends and Holidays. What I don't understand is why co-workers friends and family never want to visit.
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All my neighbors are very friendly! They are very helpful. The only thing I would possibly change is adding lights. My neighborhood is beautiful, all it needs is a few more lights down the street and everything would be perfect for me!
Balch Springs is a decent community overall. Very working-class area. The best kept and family-oriented neighborhoods are zoned to schools in the Mesquite Independent School District, which has a solid reputation.