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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Little Elm is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 42,889. Little Elm is in Denton County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Little Elm offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Little Elm there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Little Elm and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Little Elm are highly rated.
About Little Elm...
Population
42,889

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,599
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Little Elm 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    427.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    21%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Little Elm

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,377
National
$55,322
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Little Elm Reviews

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Little Elm is on the fast-track to being renamed "Big" Elm. Over the years, the city has grown immensely and it only continues to do so. It's a great place to build a family and a life if you're looking for the classic suburban lifestyle. There are plenty of fun things to do, such as visit Little Elm Beach, take a walk on the trails, or visit many of the other fun establishments that are right next door in the neighboring city of Frisco. It's a humble and quaint area to live in!
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It’s a growing city! I like the smallness of it. I still travel outside of it because you can’t necessarily find everything over here. The atmosphere is nice. The traffic is terrible however. When I first moved here it was great! Because it was this hidden little gem no one knew about. Now everyone is coming over here and causing so much traffic. With more people it is becoming urbanized and they are building more things. It’s slowly developing from country to city. I can’t wait to see what it has in store for years to come.
Little Elm is a small peninsula town sitting next to the biggest lake in North Texas and one of the fastest growing cities in America. As someone who has lived here all his life, I can say this town offers just enough for its size. Unique restaurants and plenty of lakeside activities make this almost like a small vacation spot. Need to head to Dallas? Your not as far as you think. Need to head to the country side, just look the other way! Everything is right there for you no matter where you are!