Balch Springs, TX, is a city of roughly 20,000 nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Located in Dallas County, Balch Springs can trace its history back to the late 1800s. John Balch settled in the area and discovered several springs on the land. Balch Springs attracted more settlers, and as time passed, the name was adopted for the whole town and is still in use today.
Balch Springs is an ideal home for a commuter or frequent flier. Interstate 635 runs directly through the city, and Interstate 20 and Highway 175 are also easily accessible. The Dallas-Forth-Worth International Airport is just over 35 miles west of the city and is the fourth largest airport in the nation. Dallas Love Field, home of Southwest Airlines, is a little more than 25 miles away. There is also an Amtrak station located near the city, giving you plenty of travel options to choose from.
The public schools of Balch Springs are served by both the Mesquite ISD and Dallas ISD. There are private schools, Balch Springs Christian Academy for one, within the city for those seeking a religious education. The Balch Springs Public Library is a great place for anyone seeking knowledge, with more than 26,000 books and 1,000 audio and visual materials.
Balch Springs has a large number of renters, higher than the Texas state average. With a media rent of under $800, renting in Balch Springs is very affordable. The average age of Balch Springs residents hovers around 30, giving the city a youthful vibe that keeps the town very active.
There are many programs available to Balch Springs residents to help them make ends meet should times get tough. One of those is the Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps low-income and disabled residents lower their energy bills. This will help them keep the AC on in the summer heat.