According to Money Magazine, McKinney was named as the best place to live in America! Despite the projected 13.1% job growth, McKinney has small town charm, historic downtown district, and low-cost of living, highly ranked schools, beautiful city parks, population growth, excellent place to start a business and ideal place to raise a family.
Mansfield ranked #17 on Money magazine’s best places to live in America in 2014. This town has schools that have superior ratings, a business community that is growing each year, water parks, lots of family events and all with a population of only 60,000.
It’s only 16 miles from Austin, but you get to skip the traffic, big city noise and enjoy water sports at Lake Pflugerville. Affordable housing, friendly environment and plenty of festivals year-round in the historic downtown area.
This is a safe, upscale community near Dallas, with a population of about 100,000 and has plenty of walking trails and parks, wonderful schools to enroll your children, and family friendly with a median home price of $187,400.
Ranked #2 on Livability’s Best Places to Raise a Family in 2015, Plano has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country. Plenty of space, plenty of attractions especially for kids activities like the Plano Aquatic Center or the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, not to mention countless places to shop.
Find that small town vibe, find everything that the big city offers but a simpler, quieter place to live.
7) El Paso
Despite it being right on the Mexico border, it considered safe large city but the dry heat can take a while to get use to. Picturesque with the Franklin Mountains run through town. It’s much less crowded than other large cities in Texas.
8) Del Rio
With a population of only 40,000, low crime rate, average annual temperature of 72 degrees, and plenty of recreational activities, including the Amistad National Recreation Area and Devils’ River State Natural Area.
Ranked by Safewise as the safest city in Texas, and Voted the best place to live in the Metroplex by D Magazine. This affluent suburb received 11 award-winning parks and greenbelts, plus it’s just 10 minutes from the DFW International Airport.
Located between Houston and Galveston, wonderful place to raise a family with low crime rate, job opportunities, stellar schools and minutes away from the beach!
Historic German town in Texas is known for great real estate, wonderful place for families, pleasant year-round weather, low crime, low unemployment and plenty of scenic attractions, museums and art centers.
Amarillo might be a surprise to see but not only listed as a great place to raise a family, but one of the cheapest costs of living in Texas. The population just under 200,000 people and growing job market, relatively low-cost of living, and the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon so congratulations Amarillo for making Top 12 in Texas!