CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas real estate is booming, but certain ZIP codes are drawing more eyes than others. The website Realtor.com discovered that the top 10 most searched ZIP codes of 2016 were all in Texas.
“We’re very picky. We know what we want,” said Asheley Jackson. Her family is searching for a home in Carrollton, where she grew up. It’s ZIP code (75006) was the fifth most popular on Realtor.com’s list. “The houses are a really decent price over there, and it still has really good schools.”
ZIP codes in Hurst (76054), Bedford (76022), Plano (75023), Far North Dallas (75234) and Arlington (76014 ) also made the top 10 list.
“We have so much employment moving in, and, you know, people follow good jobs,” said realtor Jennifer Robertson. She said that the suburbs draw more interest from families looking for good schools, newer homes and a sense of community. “They’re moving for a job, but they’re looking for a life.”
Despite rising home prices, popular ZIP codes still offer affordable prices.
“A lot of people are looking in that more $250,000, $350,000, $400,000 price range, so that always drives what they’re searching,” Robertson said.
But, with so many people looking to buy, it may take a little patience to find your future home.