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Southlake Ranked Top City for Texas Families

Jul 07, 2016 04:08PM ● By Audrey Sellers

When you’re raising a family, there’s no better place in Texas than Southlake. Our city ranks No. 1 on WalletHub’s list of 2016’s Best and Worst Cities for Texas Families. WalletHub compared 112 of the largest cities in Texas based on 21 relevant metrics that speak to their suitability for families of all types. This includes measures such as the number of playgrounds per capita, violent crime rate and divorce rate.

Here's how the towns in North Texas stacked up, completely dominating the top tier:

1. Southlake

2. University Park

3. Colleyville

4. Allen

5. Flower Mound

6. Frisco

7. Coppell

8. Keller

Not every city in Texas excels in all of these areas. For instance, Eagle Pass’ 14.1 percent unemployment rate is almost six times higher than Kyle’s 2.4 percent rate, and the median income in University Park ($215,750) is nearly seven times more than in San Benito ($32,020). But people prioritize living and working conditions differently, and socioeconomic characteristics vary considerably based on geography.

Click here for the full list of Texas cities.