Located south of Fort Worth, these two cities offer families a slice of country life with an easy commute to the city using the Chisholm Trail Parkway. On a drive through Burleson, you’ll see homes with plenty of land for horses to graze. New homes and planned developments have become a major part of the scene, too, but the vibe is still Texas country.
Time to downtown: About 20 minutes from Burleson; 30 minutes from Joshua
Public school rating: Good
Housing costs: Affordable
Hot spot: Lost Oak Winery in Burleson