The Lake Cities area is composed of the towns of Corinth, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores, and Hickory Creek in Denton County, the fourth fastest growing county in the country. This is rolling wooded countryside located between Denton and Lewisville, about 30 miles from downtown Dallas. Most public services (fire, library, park system) are shared. Children in the Lake Cities area are served by the Lake Dallas ISD, with its five campuses and 3,443 students, and the Denton ISD, with an enrollment of 22,688 at its 29 schools. Higher education is within close commuting distance, such as Texas Woman's University or University of North Texas in Denton.
Corinth, located on the north end of Lake Lewisville, has a population of about 19,852 located within its 7.8 square miles. Median Corinth household income is $98,973, and average household size is 2.9. The average home value is $180,471. Median age of a Corinth resident is 32.4. Corinth is also home to the Corinth campus of North Central Texas College, a two-year technical and vocational school. For the golfer, Corinth offers the Oakmont Country Club. Corinth parks include a 116-acre community park and sports complex and 12 neighborhood parks.
Lake Dallas, with its population of 7,023, has 2.6 square miles within its boundaries. The median age of a Lake Dallas resident is 32.1. The average household size is 2.7; median household income is $65,262. Average value of a home in Lake Dallas is $126,233. Lake Dallas is home to one of only a few marinas on Lake Lewisville (Lakeview). The Lake Dallas 5-park system serves the entire Lake Cities population. Soccer fields are located at City Park; Lake Cities Library and the community center are at Community Park. Willow Grove Park, on loan to the city from the US Corps of Engineers, accounts for half of the shoreline in Lake Dallas.
Shady Shores is a quiet bedroom community of 2,200 located on 2.9 square miles of countryside partially surrounded by Lake Lewisville. It is commercial-free and expected to maintain its rural atmosphere. The average household size in Shady Shores is 2.8, and the median household income is $77,904. Median age of a resident of Shady Shores is 36.6. Average home value is $215,762.
Hickory Creek has 3,750 residents and 15 square miles of developable land. It is a sleepy secluded community in the rolling hills along the Lake Lewisville shoreline. The average household size in Hickory Creek is 2.7; median household income is $87,563. Median resident age is 39.8. Average appraised home value is $192,502. Three Corps of Engineers parks and one municipal park are located within the city limits of Hickory Creek.
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