The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is rapidly expanding. If you’re thinking about moving to the area, consider Keller. The Texas suburb has been growing right alongside the rest of the urban area and currently has a population of approximately 46,646. Whether you’re new to Texas, new to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex or a longtime local in search of a new suburb to call home, we think that Keller is an ideal choice for starting your career, starting your family or just getting a change of scenery.
If Keller is on your radar, here are six things you should know before you move there.
Location is Everything
Before you move anywhere in the Dallas Fort Worth area, you’ve got to think about location. People often say that location is everything, and that’s true no matter what your goals are. Are you a professional who will be commuting to an office job in Dallas? Are you a rodeo fan who wants to be near the cowboy culture that defines Fort Worth? Are you a stay-at-home mom who wants to live near parks, schools and family-friendly activities? Or maybe you’re all of the above?
No matter who you are or what you might want to live near, Keller is a convenient location. Keller is located 18 miles from Fort Worth and 32 miles from downtown Dallas. If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll appreciate Keller’s proximity to the airport. And whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, unique culture or outdoor adventures, you can find all of that right in Keller.
Keller is Family Friendly
There’s a reason why Keller is often touted as one of the best places to raise a family in Texas. The family-friendly suburb boasts great public schools, low crime and plenty of things to do for kids of all ages.
The public schools in Keller are highly ranked and are an important part of the community. If you move to Keller, you can expect a lot of town wide events during football season and beyond. As far as safety goes, you can take comfort in knowing that Keller was ranked as one of the 100 safest places to live in America. Looking for family-friendly events? Keller has got plenty of them. From a fun farmers market to a two-day festival celebrating all things Keller, you’ll find plenty of year-round fun for every member of your family.
It’s Got That Famous Texas Heat
Hey, it wouldn’t be Texas if it wasn’t hot. If you’re a fan of warm weather, you’ll love (and occasionally love to hate) the weather in Keller. The area sees plenty of that famous Texas heat and humidity. Summer temperatures can reach triple digits in the summer, but the trade-off is mild winters with lows in the 50’s and 60’s. It helps to have a pool, or at least to have reliable air conditioning. On the bright side, if big Texas hair is your goal, the humidity will help you achieve it.
Cost of Living
Keller is a desirable place to live. As such, the cost of living reflects that. As of 2018, the median home value is $397,700 according to Zillow. Home prices have gone up by 4.1% in the last year and are expected to keep rising. Over the next few years, they will likely rise by another 3.3%. This is great news if you plan on moving to Keller, buying a home and then selling it in the next few years. Just be sure to set your budget—and your expectations—accordingly.
Head to Old Town Keller
Old Town Keller is new again thanks to modern improvements. The area, which is located at the intersection of 377 and 1709 is comprised of local businesses and a unique mix of history and modern amenities. You can expect festivals, lessons in Texas history plus shopping and dining all in one place. Whether you want to browse a 5,000 square foot antique mall or stop by a bakery, you can find what you want in Old Town Keller.
It’s Easy to Get Outside
You don’t need a gym to stay fit in Keller; you just need to love fresh air and community parks. Keller offers more than 300 acres of parks including 11 parks and 26 miles of hiking and biking trails. From The Parks at Town Center, which features a 1.1 mile trail, two lakes and a butterfly garden to K-9 Pointe Dog Park which offers separate areas for large and small dogs plus agility equipment and plenty of shade for hot summer days, there’s open space for everyone in Keller.