About Balch Springs
Balch Springs is hot in summer, with mild winters, so the climate is affordable all year long. There are 229 sunny days in a year, with the hottest temperatures in July of about 95 degrees F. Temperatures in January are quite low. In average they are 35 degrees F. Anyway, there isn’t much snowfall, about one inch per year.
Living there, you can enjoy a small town feel, and yet close to downtown Dallas and all entertainment which this city has on its offer. The atmosphere there is excellent.
The town has excellent schools. According to a survey, average test scores are excellent, with 89%, which is a little better than the rest of Texas and far better than the national average of 68%. You can choose among twelve primary and secondary schools. Most of them are public schools, and there is one private school. Some of the good schools there are Moss Elementary Mackey El, Grey El School, Hodges El and Floyd-El. and others. Balch Springs Christian Academy is the only private school in town. About 180 students attend Christian Academy. Anyway, the education system in Balch Springs offers its excellent education and good score results.
It is all about numbers
The population in Balch Springs was 25,000 according to the census in the year 2014. With the growth of 44% in recent years, this area’s population is 31,000 so far. Recent job growth is positive. Jobs have increased by more than 3 %, so the unemployment rate of 4.80% is lower than the US average.
The cost of living, which includes a home price, utilities, transportation, and groceries, is 14, 20% lower than the rest of the US. The median home costs 93,000$. The median home value is 37% less than average in Texas. The average age of homes is 32 years.
Things to do in Balch Springs
If you are looking for some nice things to do, here is what its residents recommend.
Take a walk in some of the city parks: Walter E. Luedeke Park, Ballpark South, Premier Park, Oak Ridge Park
Go out to dinner in one of the following excellent restaurants: Panda Express – with Chinese food, Texas best Smokehouse – barbecue, Taco Cabana, Taqueria El Gallo De Oro for Mexican Tacos, Pizza Patron or Sonic Drive-In.
Check out the nightlife in Balch Springs Bingo or Vive Mexico Events, where you may hold all kinds of celebrations.
Balch Springs Library – Join the Library Club and the Summer Reading Program.
Water Play Park – If you want your kids to enjoy, take them here to play and have fun.