It's no coincidence that so many real estate investors have chosen to buy in the Dallas metropolitan area. Related: Where Smart Investors Are Looking to Buy Real Estate in 2020The Dallas metro is third in the state in terms of population, behind the Houston and San Antonio metro areas. The number of jobs in the Dallas metro is just 3.5% less than jobs a year ago. In the next decade, the population of the Dallas metro area is expected to go up by another 1.4 million. The Most Affordable Suburbs Near DallasShermanDenisonGreenvilleFinal ThoughtsThe Dallas metro has all the indicators of a strong real estate market: a fast growing population, job growth, and affordability.