Valley Ranch – Irving, Texas

Valley Ranch is a planned unit development in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Irving.

The name comes from the fact that the land it is sited on was formerly a working ranch and is located below a large ridge, and thus resembles a valley. The area lies in the Trinity River floodplain; however, an extensive levee system on its eastern side separates the river from land, thus making it desirable for development. In order to maintain flood control and to provide recreation facilities for residents, Valley Ranch has many winding canals with walkways throughout.

Valley Ranch is bordered by Coppell, TX and Las Colinas, TX. It is located in close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and is approximately a 30-minute drive outside of Dallas.

Valley Ranch formerly hosted the practice facilities of the Dallas Cowboys football team, who moved to Frisco, Texas, in 2016, and the Dallas Stars hockey team, who have also since moved to Frisco.

A large number of Asian Indians live in Valley Ranch and as a result, there are many Indian grocery stores with locations in or adjacent to Valley Ranch including Patel Brothers Farmers Market and Subzi Mandi Farmers Market. India Bazaar, a local Indian grocery chain based in Plano, Texas, has a store in Valley Ranch that is open 24/7.

The demographics of a place can be a fair indicator of how ‘neighborly’ a place is. 61% of the households in Valley Ranch are renter-occupied.

It is not surprising to note that places with highly-rated public schools tend to have relatively higher home prices because of the perpetual demand for those neighborhoods. If you have children or plan on having them in the future, checking out the nearby schools and their ratings is a good idea. Mockingbird Elementary School (#29 in metro), Valley Ranch Elementary School (#112 in-state), Austin Elementary School (#166 in-state) are among 4 A+/A rated public elementary schools in the district. 

Coppell Middle School – East (#9 in metro), Coppell Middle School – West (#38 in metro), Quest Middle of Coppell (#204 in-state) are among 4 A+/A/A- rated public middle schools in the district. Coppell High School (#7 in metro), New Tech High School at Coppell (#18 in metro), Early College High School (#297 in-state) are among 4 A+/A/A- rated public high schools in the district.

Proximity to good daycare centers is extremely important, especially if the parents have a full-time job. For young families, there are plenty of options for childcare in Valley Ranch, Irving, including Spanish Schoolhouse, Primrose School of Valley Ranch, New Age Montesorri Of Valley Ranch, and Parkridge Montessori School. Proximity to urgent care centers such as MacArthur Urgent & Family Care, Career Leverage Advisors, and The Learning Experience – Coppell is also a plus.


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