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Balch Springs

Population: 23,880 | Area: 8.0 sq mi
Balch Springs Library and Learning Center. Photo by Melisa Oporto

The city's pitch: "Ideally located along Interstate 635 and north of Interstate 20, allowing great highway accessibility for commuters heading west, north, south, or east on major highways. Balch Springs benefits from its location in Dallas/Fort Worth, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Balch Springs' retail trade area has a current population of 254,380 and is projected to grow within five years to 266,893. The town's strategic location to highway accessibility offers plenty of retail development opportunities. Residents and business owners alike describe this town as a sanctuary to raise a family with a great cost of living, having the small-town lifestyle while embracing the future, of the big town amenities that Dallas has to offer a short 20 minute drive away."


  • Median Age: 28.8
  • Population Growth: 2.7 %
  • Population Density: 2985.0 ppl/sq mile


  • School District: Mesquite ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 78%
  • Average SAT Score: 958


  • Violent Crime Rate: 9.356 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 68.1 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $65,573