Balch Springs Real Estate Information

A suburban community about 16 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, Balch Springs, Texas, lies on just over eight square miles of land in Dallas County. It is a small but quaint and close-knit community and was estimated at the time of the 2000 census to be home to a population of just under 20,000 residents. At that time the annual median household income for residents here was just under $40,000. The community's real estate offerings include a mix of residential homes, and multi-family apartment properties and complexes, ensuring choices to fit every need.

The town was named Zip City before it was renamed Balch Springs. It lies right off Interstate 635 and just north of Interstate 20, giving residents quick access onto the highways for commuting to and from surrounding communities. The community has many of its own municipal services, including the Balch Springs Fire Department, which has one fire station to serve the area.

Children who live in Balch Springs's southwestern portion are assigned to schools in the Dallas Independent School District, of which six elementary, three middle schools and two high schools serve Balch Springs residents. Children who live in the northeastern part of the town attend three elementary, two middle and one high schools in the Mesquite Independent School District. The K-12 Balch Springs Christian Academy also provides private education for children within the town if parents choose that route.

The city is home to a variety of entertainment venues, from the Balch Springs Library-Learning Center, complete with an auditorium that seats 85, a community Center, a recreation center and several city parks, including Virgil Irwin Park. Lake June Shopping Center and Pioneer Oaks Shopping Center offer a wide array of retail shops, and Broadway Cafe is a restaurant and theater that puts on monthly productions. The community sponsors the Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon Cultural Art Series, the Balch Springs Community Choir and Musicals on the Go!, a troupe that can be hired to put on productions at events and special occasions.