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Sachse

Population: 20,800 | Area: 9.8 sq mi
Photo By Melisa Oporto

Sachse is one of the more mercurial cities on the list, falling 14 spots this time after rising 20 in 2010. The likely culprit this year? Average home sales price, which dipped 2.1 percent.

The city's pitch: "You’ll experience the best of two worlds in Sachse, Texas. Sachse is close enough to enjoy the big city lights of Dallas, Plano, and Garland, yet small enough to truly feel relaxed in a country setting. Sachse is a safe, family-oriented community that is well-maintained, with up-to-date infrastructure, and is fiscally well managed. We incorporate homeowner pride and a small-town atmosphere. The eastern expansion of the President George Bush Turnpike will offer a multitude of opportunities for businesses and residents in Sachse. The newly completed widening of Highway 78 through our city has also expanded the opportunity for new businesses to make Sachse home. A true sense of community can be felt in Sachse. With a population over 19,000, our community events rival what the big cities have to offer. You can find something fun to do for every season and holiday. ... Sachse just feels like home."

Demographics

  • Median Age: 35.4
  • Population Growth: 12.0 %
  • Population Density: 2122.5 ppl/sq mile

Schools

  • School District: Garland ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 79%
  • Average SAT Score: 995

Crime:

  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.590 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 11.5 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $181,977