Finding the perfect place to raise your family comes with a lot of considerations, including how good the school districts are, the amount of family-friendly activities within a short drive away, and whether your kids can grow up in a safe and caring community. If you live in Texas or are thinking about moving to the Lone Star State, consider making the move to Coppell, Texas, where you’ll find many of the things your family wants and needs, plus much more. Here are five reasons to love living in Coppell to help you make the move.
According to Niche.com, Coppell Independent School District is the sixth-best school district in all of Texas. H. David Ballinger Real Estate reports that it’s the fourth-best district in all of DFW with the Texas Education Agency grading it an ‘A’. What’s more is that Niche also estimates that most of the top 10 school districts in the state are located in the DFW area, meaning Coppell is one part of a big hub of awesome academics for a variety of age groups.
As for specific schools, Coppell High School was ranked the number five school out of all other DFW schools, so your older children will thrive at this local high school that sees high State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) scores across the board and above-average college readiness. The district’s three middle schools and Lakeside Elementary off of North MacArthur Boulevard all ranked in the top 25 of DFW best schools.
Lots of Outdoor Recreation
If your family loves getting out into the great outdoors, then Coppell is just the place for you. This city combines proximity to the big city, quiet suburban life, and outdoor luxury that’s perfect for kids as they grow up. You can visit any of the city’s 17 parks and enjoy going on a stroll, climbing on the playground (which is available at eight local parks!), having a picnic, or playing sports with friends.
There are also opportunities to view and learn about nature, too. Go wildlife watching in Coppell Nature Park to see (from a safe distance, of course) some of DFW’s native animals, like bobcats, hawks, coyotes, as well as plenty of migratory animals and birds, too. Here you can also visit the Biodiversity Education Center to get a hands-on lesson on local flora and fauna as well as how you can help protect the local habitats. Over at Allen Road Park and Duck Pond Park, you can watch the fish and ducks while you have a picnic or just run around.
Or, you can venture just outside of Coppell for some of the best views, hikes, and nature that Texas has to offer. Beat the Texas heat with a visit to Lake Grapevine, which is about 10 miles away, where you can go fishing or boating, splash around the water park, or catch some shade on the hiking and biking trails. Over at Lake Lewisville, you can go fishing, swimming, boating, and standup paddleboarding to really enjoy the beautiful reservoir.
Coppell is home to just over 41,500 people, giving it a small-town feel with big-city amenities. In addition, more than 23% of the city’s population are children 17 and under, so your kids will have many opportunities to make friends, whether at school, at the park, while playing on a community sports league, or as part of a club.
With such a moderate population, the city of Coppell promotes closeness in the community through a variety of activities. Throughout the year, everyone can enjoy the Sunset Socials that take place at various parks in the area, like Andrew Brown Park East. These events gather family and friends to watch a movie after the sun goes down and enjoy good food from local food truck vendors. The holidays are a great time for everyone to gather together, and Coppell hosts events for Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the winter holidays, among many others.
Plenty of Arts and Culture
You don’t have to leave Coppell to get your family’s fill of arts and culture. In fact, Coppell has many events and celebrations throughout the year where your family can flex their creative muscles, enjoy a good show, or experience the diverse cultures within the city.
Head to the Coppell Arts Center to see performances from big-name musical acts and popular touring shows, which is having its inaugural 2021-2022 season. You can also watch local thespians at the Wheelice Wilson, Jr. Theatre that’s on-site. The Center also has events for both parents and kids: Call the babysitter and spend an evening doing a paint and sip class, or bring the whole family for a spectacular live dinosaur show. While you wait for your show or event to start, take in the beautiful art exhibits in the lobby gallery.
You can also mark your calendars for the annual Kaleidoscope festival, which celebrates the diverse cultures within Coppell through music, food, and art. See live performances, eat amazing food from a variety of ethnic cuisines, and learn more about the cultural organizations and groups in the DFW area.
Close to Both Fort Worth and Dallas
Another great thing about living in Coppell is that you can also venture to two of Texas’s best cities: Fort Worth and Dallas, both of which are about a 30- to 45-minute drive away.
In Fort Worth, you can visit many family-friendly destinations, including the Fort Worth Zoo, which is one of the best in the nation, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, as well as the Stockyards District, where you can enjoy live cattle ranching demonstrations, Old West reenactments, and more Lone Star State cowboy culture. Over in Dallas, enjoy or a trip to the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science, the Dallas Museum of Art, and, much more.There are many other amazing reasons to live in this awesome Texan town, and the best way to find out what your family will love about living here is to visit and speak to the locals who call Coppell home. If you need more convincing, contact Crème de la Crème of Coppell on North MacArthur Boulevard to learn more about how our school can help your family transition and thrive.