Texas is becoming one of the most popular states to move to, especially for families. Being an economically thriving state, with a low cost of living makes Texas ideal for young families who want good schools, a growing city, and long-term investment value.
NerdWallet.com rated the top 10 ideal cities for young families, and six of them were in the Dallas area! The cities were graded on their public school systems, their affordability (median home value, real estate taxes, insurance costs, fuels, utilities, and bills), and their growth/prosperity.
While the Woodlands (near Houston), held the number one spot in Texas, Allen came in at a close second with affordable living, a growing population, a high median household income, and a rating of 9/10 on Greatschools.com. They said Allen is “an ideal place for young families to settle down.” Coming in third is Flower Mound, which is one of the country’s highest earning cities with 62.8% of households earning over $100,000 per year. You can find some of the best public schools here, each collectively receiving a 10/10 on Greatschools.com.
League City, Pearland, Frisco, McKinney, Abilene, Richardson, and Carrollton (in that order) finished off the list, each of them boasting exemplary public schools, above-average median household income, and growing populations. If you’d like to read details on what makes each city so ideal for young families, check out the article on NerdWallet. It’s great to see so many cities near Dallas making the list, the DFW is on fire!