Located northwest of Dallas, Carrollton is an older, established community with diverse neighborhoods that are the cornerstone of the city’s character. The wide variety of housing, community partnerships and activities enhance residents’ lifestyles. The city encompases 37 square miles while its reputation as an excellent place for families is sustained.
Three independent school districts serve Carrollton, with the majority of students attending school in Carrollton/ Farmers Branch Independent School District. School-age children also attend Dallas Independent School District and the Lewisville Independent School District. Carrollton has also been recognized nationally as a “Kid Friendly City,” and “Tree City USA.” Residents here enjoy living in a community with parks, excellent shopping, professional medical services, civic opportunities and their choice of many places of worship.
Carrollton is also home to award-winning sports complexes, schools, libraries, hike-and-bike trails and many other leisure activities. Golf enthusiasts can make a tee time at Indian Creek Golf Club and take advantage of playing on its two unique 18-hole golf courses. The 40-acre Elm Fork Nature Preserve is also located here, with its beautiful, scenic forestland. A visit to Old Downtown Carrollton is a trip back in time: quaint little retail shops and excellent restaurants surround the downtown square. Families will enjoy a visit to Sandy Lake Amusement Park: tiny in size but big on charm, the park has about 20 different rides, paddle boat rides; a huge swimming pool, and acres of baseball grounds, miniature golf and volleyball courts. www.cityofcarrollton.com