Little Elm

Welcome to Little Elm

A lakeside suburban paradise with a heart for community and recreation
Little Elm, Texas, a hidden gem in Denton County, offers a unique blend of suburban serenity and lakeside adventure, located just 35 miles north of Dallas. As one of the fastest-growing cities in North Texas, Little Elm draws in families and individuals who crave a suburban lifestyle enriched with natural and urban conveniences. The town's pride, Lewisville Lake, stretches along over 66 miles of Little Elm's shores, offering a picturesque setting and a playground for water enthusiasts.
The heart of Little Elm is its community-centric atmosphere. With its development, the town has managed to preserve a sense of close-knit community. Parks, schools, and community events are the fabric of this town, creating an environment where residents can enjoy both the tranquility of suburban living and the excitement of recreational activities. Little Elm's growth has been thoughtful and strategic, ensuring that the quality of life and the beauty of the area remain unspoiled.

What to Love

  • Enjoy over 66 miles of shoreline on Lewisville Lake
  • A perfect blend of peaceful suburban life and exciting water-related activities
  • A strong focus on community events, parks, and schools
  • Beautiful landscapes and a tranquil environment
  • One of the fastest-growing cities in North Texas, offering modern conveniences

Local Lifestyle

Living in Little Elm means embracing a lifestyle where community and recreation go hand in hand. Residents enjoy the comfort and calm of suburban living while having easy access to numerous outdoor activities, thanks to Lewisville Lake. The town’s parks and recreation facilities cater to families and individuals who value an active and engaged lifestyle. Community events throughout the year foster a sense of togetherness, making Little Elm not just a place to live but a place to belong.

Dining and Entertainment

Little Elm’s dining scene reflects its vibrant community spirit. King and Cardinal at Little Elm offers a delightful culinary experience for those seeking flavorful Indian fare, perfect for family dinners or casual gatherings. At the same time, Fuzzy's Taco Shop brings a taste of Tex-Mex to the neighborhood, ideal for a fun and relaxed meal. For those who prefer a more eclectic dining experience, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in nearby Plano serves up a variety of dishes in a cozy and inviting setting. Meanwhile, Hula Hut (Little Elm) combines a unique blend of Mexican and Polynesian flavors, creating a tropical escape right in the heart of Texas.
Entertainment in Little Elm revolves around its natural setting and community events. Hydrous Wake Park provides an adrenaline-filled experience for water sports enthusiasts, while Hidden Cove Park in neighboring Frisco offers a serene retreat for picnics and relaxation by the lake. The Lawn at The Lakefront and McCord Park Splash Pad are perfect for family outings, offering a range of activities for all ages.

Things to Do

Little Elm is a town that’s always buzzing with activity. Little Elm Park is a focal point for outdoor activities and community events, providing a perfect setting for family time and social gatherings. The park's scenic beauty and well-maintained facilities make it a favorite among residents.
For those seeking a more unique experience, The Tribute not only offers an exceptional golfing experience but also stunning views of Lewisville Lake, making it a must-visit for both golf enthusiasts and nature lovers. The town’s commitment to recreational and cultural activities ensures there’s always something new and exciting to explore in Little Elm.


Education is a top priority in Little Elm. Schools here are known for their innovative programs and commitment to providing quality education, preparing students for a bright future. Top-rated institutions include:
  • Stem Academy
  • Prestwick Elementary
  • Herschel Zellars Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Chavez Elementary School

Overview for Little Elm, TX

45,124 people live in Little Elm, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $39,359. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Little Elm, TX

There's plenty to do around Little Elm, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cookie Delish, Mt Kicks TaeKwonDo, and brickLAB.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.62 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.26 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Little Elm, TX

Little Elm has 15,579 households, with an average household size of 2.9. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Little Elm do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 45,124 people call Little Elm home. The population density is 2,497.94 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.15 / 48.85%

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Schools in Little Elm, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Little Elm. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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6th - 8th
North Texas Collegiate Academy-East Campus
PreK - 8th
K - 5th
D H Brent Elementary
PreK - 5th
Little Elm High School
9th - 12th
6th - 8th
Ray Braswell High School
9th - 12th
Union Park Elementary
PreK - 5th
Cesar Chavez Elementary
PreK - 5th
Lakeview Elementary
PreK - 5th
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