Farmers Branch is 12.1 square miles with a population of 31,000 residents. The City is bordered by 635 Expressway to the south, I-35 to west, the Dallas north Tollway to the east and Beltline road to the north. The geographical core of the City is largely residential with businesses surrounding the borders. With businesses attributing to 80% of the tax base, Farmers Branch residents are able to enjoy one of the lower city tax rates in Dallas County.
Farmers Branch is an extraordinary community with a small-town feel and big-city convenience. The City’s safe neighborhoods, 28 parks, state-of-the-art recreational facilities and world-class businesses make Farmers Branch a great place to work or play.
With property tax rebates and other types of incentives, Farmers Branch is making it easier than ever to relocate and call Farmers Branch home. The City prides itself on providing the opportunity for a high-quality life for residents.
Farmers Branch is a dynamic powerhouse business center in North Dallas, centrally located in the Metroplex. The City is bordered by two interstate highways and two toll roads, and is less than 15 minutes from both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. In addition, the service provided by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Light Rail Green Line further enhances Farmers Branch’s reputation as a premier transportation hub for North Texas.
Farmers Branch residents enjoy peace of mind knowing the Farmers Branch Police and Fire Departments work hard to proactively maintain a safe City. On the occasion there is an emergency, they are on scene in under five minutes. Additionally, these departments work hard to be visible in the community, maintaining a dialogue between law enforcement and residents. Some of the services and programs offered include:
Vacation House Watch – designed to provide peace of mind to Farmers Branch residents while they are away from home for extended periods of time. Members of the Farmers Branch Police Department will physically check each registered house during a resident’s absence. Information provided by the resident makes it possible to contact them, or their designated key holder, in the event that the residence may need attention. The Vacation House Watch Program provides an overall increase in police presence around homes during a resident’s time away.
Property Identification Program – The Farmers Branch Police Department’s Property Identification Program is designed to prevent thefts and burglaries and help identify stolen property should a theft or burglary happen. Our police officers frequently recover property that is unidentifiable due to lack of identifying information such as the make, model and serial number.
Citizens Police Academy – The Farmers Branch Police Department Citizen Police Academy is a 33-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Police Department’s personnel and policies. It consists of a series of classes held once each week for three hours. The instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Police Department each week. Officers, supervisors and personnel assigned to that particular division conduct each instructional block.
Teen Academy – Farmers Branch Teen Academy Camp is a summer camp in which children between the ages of 14 and 18 learn, have a great time, and also get an idea of what it’s like to work in law enforcement. They learn from a number of highly trained law enforcement officials such as the D/FW Airport Department of Public Safety, FBI, Farmers Branch Police and Fire Departments, and other agencies.