Colleyville, Texas is an affluent, medium-sized city in Tarrant County and the 120th largest community in the state. It is a suburb of both Fort Worth and Dallas approximately 3.5 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The city has three main neighborhoods and several sub neighborhoods. It has a wonderful rural atmosphere and low crime rates. The city has a council/manager form of municipal government to handle decision making and day to day operations for the city. It is family-friendly with great schools, quiet streets and plenty of green spaces. The community is perfect for singles, couples, families and retirees and is quite popular among executives, the affluent and urban sophisticates. It is somewhat racially and ethnically diverse and most residents identify as Caucasian or Asian. However, the most common ancestries include English, Irish, Scottish and Italian. English is the primary written and spoken language in the community followed by Spanish and various languages of India.
Colleyville was first known as Branford when it was settled in about 1880. But the name was later changed to Colleyville in honor of Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley, who was an important figure in the area. Colley was a physician and Union Army veteran. Colleyville has grown steadily throughout its history to become the thriving city we know today. The city has had the honor of repeatedly being named the safest city in the state of Texas. And in 2018, it was ranked the 11th safest city in the United States.
Colleyville spans approximately 13.1 square miles of land area. In 2010, the population was estimated at 22,807 and the population density at approximately 1,741 people per square mile. It is a wealthy community in comparison to both state and national economic standards. It is predominantly a white-color community and approximately 93% of the local workforce hold/work white collar positions/professions. Uniquely, nearly 10% of the workforce works from home. The majority of these individuals have embraced the electronic/digital age and telecommute. The remainder are employed through freelance endeavors and home-based businesses. Over 67% of adults in the city have four-year degrees or higher, which is approximately three times the national education average for U.S. communities. In 2016, the estimated median household income was $165,302 and the per capita income was $74,085. In the same year the mean price on all housing units in Colleyville was $221,535 and the median gross rent was $1,760.
Education in the community is predominantly provided by the schools of the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District which has approximately 17 schools of varying grade levels. The city is also home to the Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy, a wonderful private religious school serving pre-k through 12th grade. Commuters from Colleyville generally drive private vehicles for their daily commutes, however, public transportation is available. The city is blessed with The Cotton Belt Trail and Timarron Country club. The trail extends eleven miles and is perfect for walking or biking and the country club features a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, a clubhouse and more. Homes for sale come in variety of sizes and colors to suit the needs of buyers. Apartments, condominiums and other real estate is more rare. To begin your home search today call DFW Realty at 817-809-6379.