Fairview is a charming town in Collin County, Texas. This community is relatively new, having been incorporated in 1958. The area is surrounded by plenty of natural space including creeks and horse farms. Residents can enjoy the semi-rural environment and many local amenities, while still being located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and all of the exciting opportunities that are available nearby in the city.
Climate and Geography
Situated in Northern Texas, Fairview has a humid subtropical climate, which is characterized by hot, humid summers and winters that are cool to mild. Spring and fall bring transitional weather that is usually quite pleasant, however the region can potentially experience heavy thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes during the late spring and early summer months. As a result, residents can expect slightly more rainfall than the national average, with little to no snowfall and approximately 230 days of sun throughout the year.
The terrain surrounding the town is primarily made up of flatland and plains. Because of the town's location along the edge of a major metro area, there are mostly suburban, residential neighborhoods to the west and south, with rural areas and farmland to the east and north. Wilson Creek, a part of the Trinity River, runs through the town, and the 21,400-acre Lavon Lake is just a mile to the east.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents of Fairview enjoy the best of both worlds: a quiet, semi-rural environment with convenient access to the largest city in the state just a short drive away. Some of the most popular local attractions include the Village at Fairview, IPIC-Fairview, Game On Sports Bar and Grill, Salt Sports Bar, Gold Class Cinema, and Pinot’s Palette. Residents can enjoy outdoor recreation at Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, or visit Lavon Lake for swimming, fishing, and boating.
Downtown Dallas is under an hour away, with even more fun attractions including a zoo, an aquarium, art and culture museums, theaters, and sports stadiums.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Fairview is higher than the state and national average with factors like housing, utilities and groceries being a primary factor. However, other factors like health care and transportation are slightly lower.
Texas is fairly tax friendly for retirees, as there is no state income tax, so all forms of retirement income are completely exempt. However, the state has some of the highest sales and property taxes in the U.S. Qualifying homeowners may receive tax breaks through several programs like the homestead exemption, tax ceilings, and property tax deferment in order to help alleviate property taxes.
There is one nationally ranked hospital, Baylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital Plano, about 15 miles away, which is recognized for its high performance in several procedures and conditions by U.S. News. Fairview residents also have several other hospitals to choose from in a ten-mile radius, including Medical City McKinney, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-McKinney, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Post Acute-Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Allen, and Methodist McKinney Hospital.