These cities include some of the area’s most affluent communities and are all less than 20 minutes away from DFW Airport. Grapevine’s Main Street is full of antique shops, independent restaurants, and the historic Palace Theatre. Colleyville and Southlake shine with new developments, sophisticated shopping, and plenty of options for foodies including the popular Southlake Town Square. This buzzing (and still growing) collection of trendy restaurants and retailers include favorites like Mi Cocina, The Cheesecake Factory, Anthropologie, and Pottery Barn.
Time to downtown: About 30 minutes
Public school rating: Very good
Housing costs: High
Hot spot: Southlake Town Square