Which is Better, Prosper or Celina?

If you're thinking of a move to North Fort Worth in the Dallas area, Prosper, Celina, Melissa, Frisco, and Allen all are extremely popular places to call home. But how do you know where to live? Are the benefits to one versus the other? One of the best things about all of these newer cities north of Dallas and Fort Worth is that they are all a complete community in and of themselves. You're going to have shopping, dining, restaurants, markets, emergency services, community pools, and all of your neighbors right in the same community. These smaller cities are designed to have unique, all-inclusive neighborhoods so it really comes down to where you want to live and the amenities you want to enjoy.Which is Better, Prosper or Celina?

Which is better? Celina or Prosper?

We serve both of these areas as well as many of the surrounding areas but find ourselves coming back to these two major cities. Both are very similar but Prosper has about 10,000 more residents. Both towns have large lot sizes available and some up to 2 acre plots. Some say the Prosper ISD is a little bit better than Celina but it could be all relative and based on teachers, that can change from year to year. Overall, Prosper tends to be a little bit more desirable, especially for folks transplanting from other states. A lot of folks from California, Oregon, and Washington are moving to this part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area and there's a higher percentage of newer homes and new construction.

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The Prosper Independent School District is considered a little bit more desirable with slightly higher rankings. Celina is a little bit more rural and is halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma. You might find a little bit more affordable homes in Celina as well. However, it's important to know that just because you have a Prosper address, doesn't necessarily mean you'll be in the Prosper ISD. It's important to check every address because sometimes right on the border could put you within a new school district.

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Population and Demographics

Prospers population is about 27,000 and Celina is about 20,000 residents. The median age is about the same coming in at roughly 35 years old. The population has grown very similarly over the last few years and land size and water area is exactly the same.

A lot of these cities have several job options and if it's not available right within the city, neighboring Frisco and McKinney have a much bigger population able to take on a lot of tech industry, especially right now. Teaching positions, the tech industry, electrical and engineering are all excellent job opportunities throughout Prosper and Celina.

A lot of people choose McKinney as an alternative to Prosper or Celina. McKinney is now: County's second-largest city in a popular place for families to settle down. It offers diverse housing options that are slightly less expensive than neighboring Frisco and Allen. All have their own independent school districts but McKinney obviously has more with over 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, and three high schools. However, if you're looking to downsize or looking for a smaller town, Prosper is ideal with nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Celina is even a little bit smaller than that.

Real Estate

As previously mentioned, you might find a little more affordable homes in Celina versus Prosper only because it's a smaller town. The median home value for Prosper at this of the publishing of this post is about $460,000 and 86% of residents own their own home. The median home value for Celina is at $318,000 with more of a rural feel and 81% of residents owning their own homes. Here's what folks have to say about the two different towns.

"Prosper is a wonderful town to live in. I moved here mainly for the schools and they did not disappoint! Both the teachers, coaches, and admin care more about the student's success than their own personal gain, they spend many extra hours helping their students. The people in this town are kind and welcoming and there are tons of things for and parents to do involving the community. The atmosphere of this town is amazing with a lot of town spirit including a lot of spirit for both high schools. The local and school district police departments both work diligently to protect the citizens of the community and keep Prosper a crime-free town. Overall, Prosper's citizens, leaders, teachers and law enforcement come together to make prosper a great place to live." Niche.com

"Celina has small town pride but a dream-big community. Celina is still growing but will be much bigger within the next ten years as the growth from the metroplex is being welcomed in. If you want to have some fun, come pack the stands with the whole town on Friday nights to get lost in a sea of orange, cheering, and hollerin' for our Celina High School football and sports teams. Hungry before the game? No problem, just go on down to Celina Square and enjoy a select group of diverse restaurants, whether it be ice cream, Tex-Mex, burgers, BBQ, or cajan food you're craving, we got something for you!" Niche.com

One of the best ways to determine which town is the best is to talk to one of our agents. Because we know both towns extremely well and are very familiar with the school districts, the amenities, and the individual neighborhoods, we can talk you through what it is you're looking for in a home, a price range, and your amenities to offer pros and cons to each city. Both are great but one might work better for your situation over another. Please contact us anytime and we love to discuss the opportunity to have you be a part of the Prosper real estate market or Celina Texas.

210 Properties
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3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
8,409
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
182
Days on Site
20026692
MLS
40 Acres with an exquisite 9,000 sq. ft. two-story estate home with several covered patios
The architecture is Southwest inspired with Spanish clay roofing
Large swimming pool.
45 ft x...
5
Beds
5
Baths
6,000
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
43
Days on Site
20144328
MLS
Beautiful 58 acre farm & ranch home in Celina, TX for sale! Open living room connects to spacious kitchen with separate dining room. Master bedroom has a large walk in closet. This place has it all...
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,434
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
87
Days on Site
20108757
MLS
Ready for your country oasis? Need a family getaway? This gorgeous, wooded retreat is located off a sweet little county road full of trees and a straight drive into peace and relaxation! This 48+...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
5,539
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
118
Days on Site
20073729
MLS
A Unique investment opportunity in exploding N Collin County, minutes from Preston Rd or I-75. This gated 5000+sf country estate sits on 49+acs overlooking a stocked, shared lake and a pool and spa....
$5,500,000
Neighborhood: LEDBETTER SURVEY
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,250
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
26
Days on Site
20159121
MLS
TEXAS ELEGANCE with this custom Luxury Bardominium on 53+ rolling ac of stunning views overlooking a 25AC stocked lake and pond. Bring your VISIONS & DREAMS as this property has plenty of room to...
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,923
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
336
Days on Site
14700758
MLS
Amazing news ,home owner will do seller financing -great terms ,call listing agent for details .Great Investment Opportunity, Come see this beautiful house sitting on 7.386 acre of prime location ....
$2,500,000
Neighborhood: Mustang Lakes Ph One
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
6,215
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20172692
MLS
Transitional ranch style custom home in Lakeside at Mustang Lakes. Expansive corner lot in Prosper ISD. Traditional ranch exterior with modern finishes. Hardwood floors, 12 to 15 ft ceilings, and...
Option Contract
4360 Wells Road Celina, TX 75078
$2,275,000
Neighborhood: Twelve Oaks Ph I
5
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
6,067
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
13
Days on Site
20169412
MLS
Stunning private estate with security gate surrounding 2.5 acre property in PROSPER ISD. Designed for family and entertaining. Gourmet kitchen with large island, built-in fridge, 6 burner gas stove...
$1,800,000
Neighborhood: Norwood
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,192
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
347
Days on Site
14692208
MLS
AMAZING Potential! Buy and live on top of a hill! Or lease the property. Or hold for an amazing potential commercial opportunity. Options are all yours!! Must see to appreciate the incredible...
$1,800,000
Neighborhood: Honey Creek Farms Add
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,296
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
83
Days on Site
20098242
MLS
Serene Country Estate on 13+ acres is Ag Exempt, Unincorporated, Outside the City Limits, has NO HOA, & Features Over $300k+ In Recent Renovations! Single Story Dream Property-3576sf, 3Bdrm, 2.5Bath...
$1,595,999
Neighborhood: Whispering Meadows
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,586
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
13
Days on Site
20012745
MLS
5 acres of your slice of country in Celina, TX! This Luxury Barndominium features an open floor plan with a chef's kitchen perfect for entertaining. Step out to the Texas sized covered patio to...
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Eastern Hills Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,731
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20089991
MLS
Dreaming of a private country mini-estate where you can have your horses right outside your door, your dream has come true! This quiet, peaceful, beautiful home is surrounded on three sides by...
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,556
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
179
Days on Site
20026470
MLS
This charming farmhouse, with wrap around porch, lies nestled on 7+ acres of rolling pasture, and boasts pond, barn, and large workshop with full bath! The gorgeous property is made private by...
$1,425,000
Neighborhood: Thomas S Surv Abs 67
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,303
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
18
Days on Site
20165343
MLS
Stunning custom built Barndominium constructed with full steel and metal frame located on 5AC, gated entrance and circular driveway in Celina, just 25 Minutes from Frisco and McKinney and Outside Of...
$1,417,900
Neighborhood: Mustang Lakes
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,101
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
111
Days on Site
20088656
MLS
MLS# 20088656 - Built by Tradition Homes - November completion! ~ Get a 4.875% 30 year fixed. See Sales Manager. Elegant & luxurious, model floor plan features two-story foyer, stunning curved...
$1,397,592
Neighborhood: Summerview Country Estates
8
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
5,546
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
67
Days on Site
20128244
MLS
STUNNING CUSTOM HOME with GUEST HOUSE ON 1.675 ACRES in beautiful CELINA. One of a kind home features 3 bedroom, 1,200 SqFt guest house and 4,346 SqFt. with 5 bedrooms in main house. Amazing COUNTRY...
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264 Properties
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$2,975,000
Neighborhood: Gentle Creek Estates Ph Three
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
6,045
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
106
Days on Site
20085577
MLS
Mediterranean One of a kind Custom Estate in Prosper.Situated on over an acre and backing to the 14th green & private lake of Gentle Creek Golf Course.This home has the perfect balance of indoor and...
$2,750,000
Neighborhood: Whitley Place Ph 3
5
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
4,814
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
228
Days on Site
14761346
MLS
Exquisite Huntington Home in Whitley Place! Stately elevation w-.37 acre lot + 4-car garage! Enter this lovely home through an iron door into a courtyard w-fireplace! Casita, in law suite, w-entrance...
$2,200,000
Neighborhood: Collin County School Land
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,761
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
350
Days on Site
14694837
MLS
No description available...
$1,750,000
Neighborhood: Whitley Place Ph 1
5
Beds
5
Baths
4,579
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
118
Days on Site
20072192
MLS
Welcome to this exquisite custom Huntington home situated in the heart of Prosper in Whitley Place. Beautiful entryway welcomes you to functional, open floor plan that makes living easy. Brave the...
Option Contract
2820 Vista View Lane Prosper, TX 75078
$1,750,000
Neighborhood: Whispering Farms - Ph I
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,744
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
34
Days on Site
20153029
MLS
Beautiful custom built one story home! Over 1.2 acres in Prosper's Prestigious Whispering Farms Subdivision. The entry invites you inside to an ideal floor plan architecturally designed with...
$1,699,999
Neighborhood: Whispering Meadows Ph 1
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,895
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
106
Days on Site
20064866
MLS
Beautiful Dave Williams Custom 4 bed 5.1 bath home situated in the prestigious neighborhood of Whispering Meadows Prosper ISD.This home offers all the luxury of country living while remaining just 2...
$1,650,000
Neighborhood: Saddle Creek Ph Two B
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,944
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
20
Days on Site
20164003
MLS
New Construction to be completed Spring, 2023 - Designed by Jeff Pfeifer Custom Homes. 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with 3 car garage. Downstairs features wood floors, large family room with cathedral...
$1,632,096
Neighborhood: Windsong Ranch
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,700
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
37
Days on Site
20151607
MLS
Gorgeous home that backs up to desirable greenbelt . 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 3.5 car garage with 8 foot tall garage doors, (3 beds down, 2 up) media room down, study with built ins, sliding multi...
$1,586,720
Neighborhood: Windsong Ranch
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,386
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
37
Days on Site
20151699
MLS
Double door entry to home, front porch faces greenbelt. 5 bedrooms, (2 down, 3 up), 5.5 bath, 4.5 car garage with 8 foot tall garage doors, media room down, study with built ins, multi sliding doors...
$1,499,000
Neighborhood: Gentle Creek Estates Ph One
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,160
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
19
Days on Site
20165471
MLS
***Open House this Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 PM*** Beautifully updated Gentle Creek Estates custom home with a spacious floor plan situated on 1.3 acres and a diving pool! The interior...
$1,473,980
Neighborhood: Windsong Ranch
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,036
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
36
Days on Site
20152525
MLS
Awesome 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 4 car garage with 8' tall doors, media up, game room, study, showers ilo tub bath 2 & 3, utility sink w extended lower cabinets, solid cabinets to ceiling, hardware on...
Option Contract
220 Albright Lane Prosper, TX 75078
$1,450,000
Neighborhood: Windsong Ranch Ph 3c
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,435
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
28
Days on Site
20152044
MLS
Take a step into this stunning, spacious East facing 4 bed 4.2 bath home with POOL located in the Peninsula section of the award winning, Windsong Ranch community. This beautiful open floor plan home...
$1,447,850
Neighborhood: Windsong Ranch
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,619
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
37
Days on Site
20151678
MLS
This stunning 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home features dresser in main bedroom plus soft close drawers, free standing tub in master, wood floors, kitchen cabinets to ceiling with 4 glass doors and soft...
$1,350,000
Neighborhood: Frontier Estates Ph 1
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,627
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
75
Days on Site
20108390
MLS
Stunning and barely lived in Meritage home in Frontier Estates. Perfectly situated in the heart of Prosper, the open and bright floor plan welcomes you in from the moment you step inside. Sellers...
$1,350,000
Neighborhood: Windsong Ranch Ph 5a
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,148
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
19
Days on Site
20165714
MLS
Exquisite home located in the Summit of Windsong Ranch next to Lagoon. Rare to find 81ft lot by Southgate Homes. This immaculate 4bd 4.5 bath has over 150k in upgrades, including Maldive blue quartz...
$1,326,532
Neighborhood: Star Trail
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,375
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
156
Days on Site
20046294
MLS
MLS# 20046294 - Built by Highland Homes - December completion! ~ 2 story, 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bath, family room, game room, dining room, study, media room, outdoor living area, 4 car...
Information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or NTREIS. The information being provided is for the consumer's personal, non-commercial use, and may not be reproduced, redistributed or used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than LivingWell Realty are marked with the NTREIS IDX logo and information about them includes the name of the listing brokerage.

NTREIS data last updated October 4, 2022.

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