Duncanville Real Estate Information

A mid-sized and growing suburban community, Duncanville, Texas, sits on just over 11 square miles of land, all within Dallas County in north Texas. The city had a population of just over 36,000 at the time of the 2000 census, but estimates taken in 2008 show that the population has grown quite substantially since then and now sits at almost 43,000. The community a part of the so-called Best Southwest area, which also includes other nearby southern suburbs Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Lancaster.

The area was first settled by Westerners in 1845, when a man from Illinois purchased several thousand acres of land south of Camp Dallas. In 1880 the Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central Railway began to traverse the area and built Duncan Switch, named for a line foreman. The community's first postmaster named the community Duncanville in 1882. The city incorporated in 1947. Today, it's a rather affluent suburb with high-value real estate. Residents here have an average household income of just over $80,000. Homes and other residential properties generally range from about $80,000 to $1 million. Around 70% of residents have so-called "white-collar" jobs and more than 60% of residents have a college degree and are earning over $50,000 annually.

Children of residents in Duncanville are served by the Duncanville Independent School District, which includes seven elementary schools, three middle schools, two junior highs, a freshman campus and a high school. Though there are no colleges located with Duncanville, there are several located conveniently nearby, including the University of North Texas System Center at Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, Northwood University, Mountain View College and Cedar Valley College. Charlton Methodist Hospital, a branch of Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, provides medical care and services.

The city completed in 1980 the construction of nearby Joe Pool Lake, which has been a popular destination since its opening. Duncanville maintains more than 200 acres of parkland and the Duncanville Community Library and Recreation Center. The large Kidsville playground is a hit with youngsters, and there are more than 600 acres to be explored at the Dallas Nature Center. Golf courses include Thorntree Country Club, Dallas National Golf Course, Tangle Ridge Golf Club and Country View Golf Course, and the city is home to the Dr Pepper StarCenter, a double ice-rink complex.