4 Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake real estate trends to know in 2018

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Real estate trends in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake all vary as residential development continues to increase. The latest data shows transit-oriented development is taking shape in Grapevine, and Southlake is building more homes.

Southlake builds more homes in recent years

Although Grapevine’s population is larger, it fell behind Southlake’s residential growth with its 188 homes built from 2014-16. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, during the same time frame 102 homes were built in Grapevine and 98 were built in Colleyville. Since 2000, however, Grapevine and Southlake built more homes than Colleyville —Grapevine taking the lion’s share with 4,552 new homes. The highest number of homes built in Grapevine was during 1980-89.

Transit development takes shape in Grapevine

With the TEXRail trains operational by the end of the year, more development in Grapevine will be transit-oriented with a walkable design and mixed-use, according to city officials. Dallas Road and Main Street in Grapevine will redevelop toward this as the TEXRail station and boutique hotel open in 2019. Area Realtor Theresa Mason said public transportation usually expands housing options in the area.

Median age increases in local cities

The median age in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake is going up. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, among the three cities Colleyville had the highest median age in 2016 with 47.6. Southlake and Grapevine followed with 42.2 and 37.8, respectively. Mason said as the cost to live in these cities rises every year, younger people cannot afford to live in these cities.

More Class B apartments rented in Grapevine submarket

Approximately 1,700 more apartment units have been added to the Grapevine submarket, which includes Grapevine, Keller and Roanoke, from June 2016-May 2018, according to data from Apartmentdata.com. However, many of the occupied units are Class B units, or units that are older, as compared to the newer apartments being built, or Class A units.

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Miranda Wilcox
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.
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