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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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The Colony is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 41,388. The Colony is in Denton County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in The Colony offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In The Colony there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in The Colony and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in The Colony are highly rated.
About The Colony...
Population
41,388

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,332
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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The Colony 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
    101.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    138
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    857.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in The Colony

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,613
National
$55,322
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The Colony Reviews

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The Colony is a relativity safe suburban city that is flourishing with new businesses monthly.It is very good for new families moving in, but there are some clear infrastructure problems with the lack of construction in certain areas.Slightly outside of The Colony there is much more to offer when it comes to recreation and eatery, but in the housing area there is less than expected.Though if you are beginning a family there are great public schools with top notch safety with the local fire and police departments being placed throughout the major sectors of the city.Though it is not necessarily a tourist spot it is a terrific place to make a home in.
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This is one of the best places that I have lived because of the community feel and proximity of everything. We have little to no crime, very active police, citizen patrol, and emergency services. The library may not be amazing or huge, but we have partnerships in nearby cities for free library use. The city has a range of living accommodations with decent schools that all seem to be in walking or driving distance. There is always city events that is through the city, churches, or businesses that can include all ages. The only bad thing is the construction time. The main roads seem to have long time spans of months. Our city is growing with businesses like Nebraska Furniture Mart that brings in a lot more sales taxes. The house economy is growing like no other and everyday I see children playing on the street because our neighborhoods are SUPER safe. This is such an amazing community and place to live.
The Colony is an amazing suburb outside the city of Dallas. One of the primary attractions of The Colony is the small, unified community. The Colony always puts on events that are family friendly and inviting to the community and guests. Such a great place to live!