I’ve heard this question several times when people move to our area. There are so many great communities around the DFW area that it can be difficult to find the perfect community for your needs and budget. Between Lucas, McKinney, Wiley, Alan, Plano, and other northern Dallas towns, the choices are almost endless. But let’s break it down. Lucas can be a great place depending on what you’re looking for.
Not only do we have tons of parks and lakefront trails, but we are a slower community, slower pace and more laid-back. We are spread out over several square miles but yet we have close access to the major cities and towns nearby.
A few facts about Lucas Texas:
- Population: 7300 with an 18% annual growth
- Unemployment: 3.6%, lower than the national average
- Median income: $120,000
- Average commute time: about 32 minutes
- Average home price: $516,000
- Median age: 39 years old.
Lucas has been rated #23 is one of the best suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 89% of residents residences are owner-occupied.
Lucas public schools are some of the best in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and rated some of the best in the state as well. Most students are eligible to attend the Lovejoy Independent school district, but several boundaries fall into the Allen ISD, McKinney ISD, Plano ISD, and Wylie ISD. Lucas does not have its own Independent School District. Our school test scores, student graduation rates, and overall satisfaction are some of the highest in the state. This to me is one of the best reasons people moved to Lucas Texas. If you have school age children, this is something serious to consider. Very few people have variances into the school districts around the area so you have to be was in the zone.
Lucas does get some precipitation and on average we have about 60 days per year of rain including snow, sleet, or hail. Of course, January is our lowest temps at around 34° with July and August being some of our highest temperatures around 95°.
We get about 40 inches of rainfall a year and about 2 to 3 inches of snowfall. We have over 230 sunny days a year and we sit at about 600 feet above sea level.
Lucas is primarily a residential community and even though it is its own city in Collin County, it’s generally noted as more of a community within a city based on its size. However, Lucas has a wide variety of city facilities, activities, businesses, restaurants, and shopping. Retail outlets or malls but we do have the basics such as Walmart, the Fairview town center, and close by is the Allen Premium Outlets. There are so many things nearby that Lucas really doesn’t have to maintain their own major economic centers. You could do business in Lucas but again, most people commute to either the Dallas area or surrounding McKinney, Plano, and other cities.
So why do people love Lucas?
I would honestly say for its diversity, solidarity, and seclusion. Were tucked away on the shores of Lavon Lake offering large acreage, homesites, new construction, dream home designs, and seclusion, away from the big city. Because we do not boast a bustling and fast-paced society, people can come home to a slower walk of life, larger acreage, and enjoy the peace and relaxation that Lucas provides. If you’ve been looking for a larger lot, some land of your own, a farm or ranch, or simply would like a waterfront property of your own, Lucas Texas may be exactly what you’re looking for.