Carrollton is a Dallas suburb and has a reputation of being one of the best places to live in the United States. In its history, the first white settlers came in the early 1840s, where they purchased land, all for the sake of building better lives for themselves and future generations. With the coming of the railroads, Carollton was gradually becoming an industrial and professional hub. The town was growing, standing with a post office, several flour mills, cotton gins, two churches and a school by the 1880s. After 1913, when the city incorporated, it started to thrive with activity. Carrollton also had a thriving brick industry, fruits and vegetable cannery, dairy industry and an ice delivery business. The gravel industry is what gave the city its thriving economy, then having a rapidly growing population over the next 70 years.
Today, Relocate America has declared Carrollton as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live.” While Money Magazine called it the 19th best place to live in the United States. Today Carrollton’s population stands at 133,251, leaving it in the top 20 of most populated cities in Texas.