Argyle Real Estate Information

A small but growing and rather affluent community in Denton County, the city of Argyle, Texas, sits on just over 11 square miles. At the time of the census in 2000, the city had a population of less than 2,500; estimates taken in July 2008 put that figure up to more than 3,500, an increase of nearly 50 percent. The city's mailing address is shared with the master-planned community of Lantana.

Argyle was first settled by a few families in the 1850s, when it was known as both Pilot Knob and Waintown. The town grew gradually, with a schooling coming in 1875, a church following in 1876 and a post office popping up in 1878. In 1881, the Texas and Pacific railroad built a line that traversed the city, and it was then that it was formally founded and renamed Argyle, after a garden in France.

Residents in Argyle are generally more well-off than the average Texan. Estimated median household income has grown to more than $111,000 in 2007, up from just over $91,000 in 2000. Households have a generally high purchasing power and this extend to real estate, where the average house or condo value was estimated in 2007 to be more than $333,000, an increase from 2000, when the average price for properties was just over $236,000.

Children living in Argyle are served by one elementary school, a middle school, an intermediate school and a high school in the Argyle Independent School District, with current enrollment across all schools at around 1,500. The private Liberty Christian School provides an alternative educational option. The nearest hospital to serve residents is just six miles away in nearby Denton. The community hosts an annual Argyle Bluegrass Festival in March, and features seasonal events like the Pumpkin Express, a pumpkin patch and miniature train, and a local Iris bulb farm that is popular in the fall and spring seasons.