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Educational Amenities

  • In 2008, Carrollton ranked #15 in MONEY Magazine's Best Places to Live.
  • Forbes Magazine recently ranked Carrollton #12 for "America's 25 Best Places to Move."


Elementary schools: 19
Middle schools: 5
High schools: 4
Educational Centers: 3
Private schools: 7

Carrollton's school population, being over 23,000 students, consists of approximately 46% elementary students, 18% middle school students, and 36% high school students. Carrollton has a large private school enrollment with 2,255 students. The instruction accommodates pre-kindergarten through high school levels.

Higher Education

Of the city's population 18 years and older, 34% have attained a bachelor's degree or higher.  Centrally located, Carrollton is within 30 minutes of most colleges and universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Colleges & Universities: 17
  • Associate of Arts Campuses: 15



doctorsCarrollton is home to Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, previously known as Trinity Medical Center.  Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton is a fully-accredited, full-service, 237-bed acute care facility. The Center also includes 24-hour emergency services, a Weight Loss Surgery Program, Senior Health Care Center, Center for Breast Health, Asthma Center and a maternity program, among other program and care features.

Carrollton is also served by two LTAC (long term acute care) hospitals:
Regency Hospital of North Dallas and Select Specialty Hospital-Dallas
Carrollton is in close proximity to a number of the Dallas area world-class hospitals. 


Parks and Recreation

ParksWith more than 1,230 acres of developed park land, Carrollton's park land per capita is one of the highest in the Metroplex. The City of Carrollton's parks and recreation facilities include two recreation centers, a swimming facility, a senior center, homestead museum, tennis center, and an amphitheater. In addition, there are playgrounds, playing fields, hiking and biking trails, and picnic areas scattered throughout the city. Two 18-hole golf courses at the Indian Creek Golf Club in Carrollton have been rated among the top municipal golf courses in the state. Additional facilities include two recreation centers, two public swimming facilities and an amphitheater.


Cultural Amenities

Cultural Arts

Area Attractions 

In addition to the cultural and recreational opportunities in Carrollton, the Dallas-Fort Worth  area offers an endless variety of entertainment options.

Major Art & Cultural Attractions

  • The Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • Dallas Fair Park
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Kimball Art Museum
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • The Sixth Floor Museum 
  • Stockyards Museum
  • Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • The Women's Museum

 Major Attractions

  • Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  • Dallas Farmers Market
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Hurricane Harbor
  • Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
  • Mesquite Championship Rodeo
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • State Fair of Texas
  • Stockyards Station
  • Texas Motor Speedway

DFW Professional Sports 

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Dallas Stars
  • FC Dallas Soccer
  • Texas Rangers

World class museums and art galleries, as well as performing arts organizations such as opera, theater, ballet and symphony. The Dallas Arts District, a 60-acre development, is the largest downtown arts district in the U.S.

More than 50 lakes and 100 public and private golf courses within a 100-mile radius.

Shopping and fashion mecca with an eclectic array of gifts features 25 major shopping malls, 30 antique districts and numerous boutiques. Nearby major malls include the Stonebriar Mall, the Dallas Galleria, The Shops At Willow Bend, Vista Ridge Mall and the 1.9 million square foot Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall.


Last updated: 4/10/2014 5:25:10 PM