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North Central Carrollton

Carrollton, TX

Ranked among the best cities to live by both Forbes and MONEY Magazine, Carrollton presents some of the best living opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Comfortable suburban living, easy access to the rest of the Carrollton area and proximity to other major suburban locations, including Plano and Lewisville, all characterize this vibrant community. The North Central Carrollton neighborhood combines residential and business areas and features a number of apartment complexes, townhouses, and other types of housing. Located 30 minutes north of downtown Dallas by way of I-35, the neighborhood of North Central Carrollton provides its residents with easy access the city. Additionally, just 40 minutes to the west sits neighboring Fort Worth, which provides North Central Carrollton residents with even more opportunities to enjoy city life.

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Living in North Central Carrollton

Restaurants

The North Central Carrollton neighborhood caters to the more casual dining crowd than other areas of the city, with plenty of chain restaurants and small diners. The area has only a few options in the way of bars when it comes to nightlife, though nearby neighborhoods have more possibilities. When seeking out restaurants, diners can search along major roads such as Josey Lane and Old Denton Road. There, diners find restaurants like Catfish House, which features a full menu of fresh seafood items, including crispy fried catfish, oysters, and spicy seafood gumbo. Those who love their seafood with a bit of Cajun flair do well to try the shrimp or oyster Po' Boy. Chilli Thai stands out as a must-visit spot for those who love Asian cuisine. The fresh vegetable spring roll comes with a side of authentic peanut sauce, and the curry-marinated chicken satay perfectly balances spicy and savory for a delectable flavor experience. Entrees such as pad see iew and pad kee mow come with a choice of tofu, chicken, seafood, or beef, which makes it easy for diners to customize their plate however they like it. The North Central Carrollton area does not have music venues, though neighboring areas of Carrollton host spots such as Theater 166 and the Plaza Arts Center. Locals can be found enjoying themselves at area bars and pubs such as the Carrollton Chopshop Sports Garage or Quinlan's Bar and Grill, which feature various special events throughout the year.

History

First settled in the 1840s, the Carrollton area proved popular for farming. It remained primarily an agricultural area throughout the century, until industry and railroads transformed it into a center for commerce at the beginning of the 1900s. Since then, it has become one of the major suburban communities around the Dallas area. Those who wish to learn more about the history of Carrollton can visit the A. W. Homestead Museum for a look into the area's past. Carrollton houses a small but active arts scene with live theater, music, galleries and art classes. Events and festivals such as the Carrollton Festival, which features plenty of activities and great live music, take place throughout the year and offer memorable cultural opportunities for residents.

Transportation

Residents in the North Central Carrollton area find travel by car to be by far the best method of transportation in the neighborhood. The DART rail system does serve the Carrollton area, providing residents with access to downtown Dallas and other area neighborhoods, including Plano and Denton. By way of the DART rail system and Trinity Rail Express, travelers have access to the neighboring city of Fort Worth. Those in need of a ride also have the option to call for a taxi from one of the companies that serve the area or arrange a ride through Uber. Ample parking around area businesses curtails any parking problems. From the North Central Carrollton area, residents have easy access to several major roadways, including the President George Bush Turnpike. The area does not cater to the needs of either pedestrians or cyclists, so those out and about without a car must use caution.

Cost

Though right around the national average, the cost of living in Carrollton on the whole tends to be somewhat higher than other comparable Dallas neighborhoods. Travel via the DART rail system costs $5 for a day pass, with monthly and weekly passes available to those who use the system regularly. The median cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the area stands around $728 per month. Meanwhile, the cost of a beer in a bar, restaurant or tavern averages around $4 for a domestic brew. Gas prices in the Carrollton area tend to be lower than the national average by around 12 percent.

Parks

North Central Carrollton residents have free access to Greenbelt Park, an oasis in the center of the city with plenty of great amenities. Patrons can enjoy some time playing disc golf, picnicking at the pavilions or making use of the grills for a summer barbecue. Kids enjoy the safe playground areas. Visitors should remember to keep their furry friends leashed if they bring them along. Greenbelt Park connects to an extensive trail system for hiking and biking, a major plus for those seeking a safe spot to exercise. The city holds various events at the park throughout the year, including disc golf tournaments.

Shopping

Though no major shopping centers serve the North Central Carrollton area, residents can find a wealth of shopping opportunities at the nearby Shops At Willow Bend in Plano. This upscale mall includes several high-end shops in addition to a number of mall mainstays. A small number of specialty stores and boutiques can be found scattered throughout the area. For a great thrift shop with low prices benefiting a Texas-based charity, head over to Resale CCA. Avian enthusiasts can stop by Kookaburra Bird Shop to adopt a new feathery friend or to pick up a range of pet supplies to care for their companion. In addition to pets and bird supplies, the shop provides boarding for both cats and dogs, making it an essential stop for pet owners in the North Central Carrollton area. For groceries, shoppers can find several stores in the area, including Albertsons, Kroger and Aldi. Shoppers in search of specialty items can also find grocers such as Asian Super Market in the area. For a variety of locally sourced items and fresh produce, locals head to Ruibal's Rosemeade Market.

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Vue Castle Hills Apartments
5500 State Highway 121, Lewisville, TX 75056
1 / 91
2 wks
$1,125 - 1,885 1-3 Bed Available Now
972-432-5916
Mansions at Sunset Ridge
1440 Carrollton Pky, Carrollton, TX 75010
1 / 46
1 hr
$1,179 - 1,729 1-2 Bed Available Now
855-747-9516
Autumn Chase
4600 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75010
1 / 57
New
$900 - 2,545 1-3 Bed Available Now
855-595-7189
Provenza at Windhaven
4900 Windhaven Pky, The Colony, TX 75056
1 / 48
3 hrs
$924 - 2,299 1-3 Bed Available Now
469-444-5420
Dawntree
1834 E Peters Colony Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
New
$829 - 4,403 1-2 Bed Available Now
972-591-2320
Hillside Community
1020 Raleigh Dr, Carrollton, TX 75007
1 hr
$1,149 1-3 Bed Available 08/07/17
877-774-2561
Indian Creek
3910 Old Denton Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
New
$895 - 1,377 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-576-5374
The Carling On Frankford
1811 E Frankford Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
3 hrs
$874 - 1,302 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-229-9321
Discovery at The Realm (Castle Hills)
2525 Erec Dr
Lewisville, TX 75056
$2,245 House for Rent Available Now
9 hrs
1028 Caddo Dr
Carrollton, TX 75010
$2,195 House for Rent Available Now
9 hrs
Vue Castle Hills Apartments
325 Brutus Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75056
$2,600 House for Rent Available Now
9 hrs
2525 Erec Dr
Lewisville, TX 75056
$2,245 House for Rent Available Now
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1904 Haymeadow
Carrollton, TX 75007
$1,850 House for Rent Available Now
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Apartments for Rent in North Central Carrollton, Carrollton, TX

Ranked among the best cities to live by both Forbes and MONEY Magazine, Carrollton presents some of the best living opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Comfortable suburban living, easy access to the rest of the Carrollton area and proximity to other major suburban locations, including Plano and Lewisville, all characterize this vibrant community. The North Central Carrollton neighborhood combines residential and business areas and features a number of apartment complexes, townhouses, and other types of housing.

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