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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Farmers Branch is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 33,808. Farmers Branch is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Farmers Branch offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Farmers Branch there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Farmers Branch and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Farmers Branch are above average.
About Farmers Branch...
Population
33,808

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,259
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Farmers Branch Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    64.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    285.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,784.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Farmers Branch

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,810
National
$55,322
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Farmers Branch Reviews

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I've lived in Farmers Branch for 3 and a half years. Neighbors are committed to continually improving the community, and people are friendly. The city does an excellent job of keeping parks and public spaces nice, and they've recently done a better job of revitalizing commercial areas. We're (finally) seeing new businesses move in after we elected new city leadership. There are still some half-vacant, low-rent strip centers that will hopefully come back to life or be replaced. Public services are phenomenal compared to surrounding areas. Police and code enforcement are each hated by some, but it’s because they take their jobs seriously.

The location is convenient, with access to 635, the North Tollway, 35E, the Bush Turnpike, and the DART rail. We have the most reasonably-priced homes in the north Dallas area, and a variety of types: high-end custom homes, condos, new master-planned areas, well-kept homes built in the 50s and 60s, and houses with "potential" on nice streets.
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I have grown up in the city of Farmers Branch for most of my life. What I like most about my city of Farmers Branch is its diversity. In where I have grown up, the diversity of this community has continued to amaze me. In the schools I have attended, the public settings I have been to, and countless other places, the city continuously shows support for diversity. Another aspect I like is the sense of security I feel in my neighborhood. Lastly, the effort my community takes in order to preserve what defines this place is what I admire about living here.
Farmers Branch has lot of opportunities for small groups of people. For example, the local recreation center has groups for elderly people and toddlers, but few for teenagers. It's a relatively small town, so there's a large sense of community. If you go to the grocery store and dinner, you'll probably see someone you know or at least recognize. The city tries very hard to plan events like Date Night in The Park, and despite feeling a bit run down it really fosters a sense of community. It stays clean and feels safe at night, but there are definitely areas that could use a remodel. Overall, it may not be the best, but it is a definitely a stable foundation where you can build a life.