15 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near Dallas – Fort Worth Where Life Is Still Simple

Dallas – Fort Worth may be the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States with a population exceeding seven million, but that doesn’t mean it can’t co-exist with its smaller neighbors. The Metroplex proper includes more than 140 small towns and dozens of mid-size cities that share the 9,286 square miles across 13 counties. Countless more tiny towns dot the roads throughout the broader North Texas region. Each has it’s own unique charms and a strong sense of community, along some truly outstanding restaurants and shopping. Here are 15 of them to visit when you want to escape the big city life and enjoy an environment where life is still simple and traffic snarls are non-existent.

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Which of these towns have you visited and what other ones should be added to this list for their history or charm?