Carrollton is located in Denton, Dallas, and Collin counties. As of the 2010 census, its population was 119,097, making it the twenty-third most populous city in Texas. Carrollton offers many amenities, including Golf, hike & bike trails, the Homestead Museum, a nature preserve, fine dining and casual restaurants, and the popular Historic Downtown Carrollton which hosts a variety of family-friendly events year-round.
Carrollton, Texas is located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. With a city population of more than 125,000, Carrolton features a large job market, top colleges, and many tourist attractions. Carrollton is a community of young people, with 81% of the residents under the age of 55 and a median age of 35.7 years. Residents are drawn to the city for its high quality of life, abundant parks, schools and safe neighborhoods. Carrollton was recently named to America's "Top 100 Places to Live" by Relocate America and selected as the 19th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine. Carrollton was recently named a Top 10 City for Young Families by the popular website Nerdwallet.
Downtown Carrollton features shops, restaurants, and some great architecture from the 1920’s. The Sandy Lake Amusement Park offers plenty of shade, reasonable prices, and fun amusement rides. You can bring a picnic and even your own grills, chairs and coolers. The annual Festival at the Switchyard turns Carrollton into a live music festival. The local shops and restaurants stay open during the free festival, attracting tourists throughout the region. Rated among the top public golf courses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Indian Creek Golf Club offers 36 holes of championship golf on two distinctly different 18-hole courses. Carrollton’s parks and recreation facilities feature playgrounds, playing fields, hiking and biking trails, and picnic areas scattered throughout the city.
Four independent school districts serve students in Carrollton. The majority of Carrollton’s school-aged residents attend schools within the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District or the Lewisville Independent School District.