April 19, 2019

Four Texas cities among best for families

WASHINGTON (ApartmentList.com) – Four Texas cities have landed on Apartment List's ranking of the best cities in the nation for families.

​​​​Flower Mound ranked fourth with an overall grade of A+. The North Texas city had a weighted score of 92.8 and ranked ninth in high school graduation.

​No. 7 Cedar Park (91.4 weighted score) and No. 8 League City (90.9) both received an A+ grade. ​​No​. 9 Mansfield had a weighted score of 89.5 (A). 

The rest of the top ten overall rankings are:
  • No. 1 Fischers, Ind.;
  • No. 2 Carmel, Ind.;
  • No. 3 San Ramon, Calif.;
  • No. 5 Naperville, Ill.;
  • No. 6 Newton, Mass.;​ and
  • No. 10 O'Fallon, Mo. 
Apartment List also ranked the 50 largest cities. Texas dominated those rankings, as well, with El Paso taking the number two spot, behind only Virginia Beach, Va. Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth ranked fifth, sixth, and eighth, respectively. 

Other highlights from the report:
  • ​​Pharr ranked as the second-most affordable city. It was also eighth in child-friendliness.
  • Plano ranked seventh in affordability. 
  • Abiline was sixth in safety.
  • Laredo, Edinburg, and Harlingen were fifth, seventh, and tenth in child-friendliness, respectively. 
  • Baytown had the highest high school graduation rate. No. 3 Frisco, No. 4 Allen and No. 7 Wichita Falls also received high marks.