Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community that is located about 10 miles from DFW International Airport. Its charming past is still reflected with, its historic old downtown square featuring a gazebo surrounded by antique and craft shops.

The city covers approximately 37 square miles mostly in Denton and Dallas counties and a small portion extending into Collin County. The city is home to 113,800 citizens, 5,200businesses and a daytime workforce of over 75,000. The city was recently named a national “Kid Friendly City,” “Tree City USA” and Texas’ Safest City.

Carrollton has more than 1,200 acres of parks and playgrounds. Its recreational facilities in include Sandy Lake Amusement Park, three golf courses, hike-and-bike trails, and the world’s tallest indoor rock climbing facility located in an old grain silo. There is also fishing, boating, and water sports at Lake Lewisville and Lake Grapevine which are just minutes away.

A business-friendly city, Carrollton is known for its industrial parks and ranks in the top three cities in the region in creating the highest number of new jobs, the total new development square footage, and the number of businesses moving to Carrollton, including the expansion of current businesses. The momentum in commercial / industrial development continues, and the economic cornerstone is the well-balanced residential and business tax base. The average sales price for a home in Carrollton is $169,400, but some homes sell for over $2 million.

Schools
The community is served by three school districts Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Dallas ISD and Lewisville ISD.

History

In the 1840s, early settlers purchased land from The Peters Colony. Many of the newcomers were camping and building cabins in an area around present-day Perry Park. These several hundred industrious families shared a dream of prosperity. They planted crops, raised cattle and sheep and built homes and churches.

Most local historians believe Carrollton received its name from the hometown of early settlers, who came from Carrollton, Illinois. The name was officially established on May 16, 1878, when the first U.S. Post Office opened in Carrollton.

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