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Glenn Heights

Population: 11,330 | Area: 7.0 sq mi
Playing at City Park off East Bear Creek Road. Photo By Melisa Oporto

The city's pitch: "Glenn Heights is a pleasant residential community with low cost of living just minutes from Dallas. Ideal for those who want the quiet life with the amenities of a nearby metropolitan area ... For outdoorsmen, Glenn Heights is minutes away from Lake Joe Pool. To the south is Lake Waxahachie, Lake Whitney, and Bardwell. Each of these locations provides camping, fishing, hunting and water sport activities. The world famous 'Dallas HI-HO Campground' is actually located in Glenn Heights. This overnight camping park is located in the 200 block of Bear Creek Road just west of Hampton Road. This facility brings guests to the city from all over the world and provides overnight and seasonal spaces ... A master plan has been developed that allows for creativity and flexibility while maintaining an atmosphere suitable for a good quality of life."


  • Median Age: 29.4
  • Population Growth: 7.9 %
  • Population Density: 1618.6 ppl/sq mile


  • School District: DeSoto ISD/Red Oak ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 72%
  • Average SAT Score: 920


  • Violent Crime Rate: 4.345 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 22.7 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $111,455