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Best places to raise a family in Texas

  • Best places to raise a family in Texas
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    Best places to raise a family in Texas

    For the majority of people, there comes a moment in time when the prerequisites for a place to call home drastically change. This usually happens while planning to have children or shortly after the little ones arrive. Priorities dramatically shift, often prompting a move to a new home or even a new city. Cutting-edge restaurants and hipster cocktail bars suddenly take a backseat to excellent schools and plenty of playgrounds.

    So where exactly are the best places to raise a family in Texas? Stacker has collected data from Niche’s 2018 best places to raise a family rankings to determine where children are most likely to thrive. The rankings measure the appeal of an area based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, affordability, and access to family-friendly amenities.

    To create this list, Niche used data from several databases, including the U.S. Census, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control, as well as Niche’s own proprietary data and community reviews. The data includes the area’s population, median home value, median rent, median household income, and the percentage of households with children. It also takes into consideration the national average for median home value—$184,700, median rent—$949, and median household income—$55,322.

    Read on to find out where to consider moving if you are raising a family in Texas.

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  • #25. Flower Mound—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #25. Flower Mound—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 69,966
    Median home value: $292,600
    Median rent: $1,611
    Median household income: $123,492
    Percentage of households with children: 23%

  • #24. Trophy Club—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #24. Trophy Club—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 10,987
    Median home value: $328,800
    Median rent: $1,199
    Median household income: $133,457
    Percentage of households with children: 23%

  • #23. Friendswood—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #23. Friendswood—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 38,272
    Median home value: $241,700
    Median rent: $1,097
    Median household income: $95,241
    Percentage of households with children: 22%

  • #22. Taylor Lake Village—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #22. Taylor Lake Village—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 3,662
    Median home value: $214,700
    Median rent: $1,216
    Median household income: $126,250
    Percentage of households with children: 16%

  • #21. Colleyville—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #21. Colleyville—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 24,982
    Median home value: $432,600
    Median rent: $1,692
    Median household income: $162,183
    Percentage of households with children: 19%

  • #20. Spring Valley Village—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #20. Spring Valley Village—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 4,098
    Median home value: $641,300
    Median rent: $2,160
    Median household income: $173,966
    Percentage of households with children: 22%

  • #19. New Territory—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #19. New Territory—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 15,843
    Median home value: $268,200
    Median rent: $1,461
    Median household income: $136,500
    Percentage of households with children: 20%

  • #18. Campbell Green—neighborhood in Dallas, TX
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    #18. Campbell Green—neighborhood in Dallas, TX

    Population: 4,839
    Median home value: $335,044
    Median rent: $743
    Median household income: $85,935
    Percentage of households with children: 16%

  • #17. Brushy Creek—suburb of Austin, TX
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    #17. Brushy Creek—suburb of Austin, TX

    Population: 21,780
    Median home value: $248,200
    Median rent: $1,205
    Median household income: $103,019
    Percentage of households with children: 22%

  • #16. Preston Highlands—neighborhood in Dallas, TX
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    #16. Preston Highlands—neighborhood in Dallas, TX

    Population: 4,389
    Median home value: $318,814
    Median rent: $1,444
    Median household income: $104,089
    Percentage of households with children: 18%

  • #15. Sugar Land—town in Texas
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    #15. Sugar Land—town in Texas

    Population: 85,681
    Median home value: $283,400
    Median rent: $1,617
    Median household income: $108,504
    Percentage of households with children: 18%

  • #14. Southlake—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #14. Southlake—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 29,101
    Median home value: $586,400
    Median rent: $1,287
    Median household income: $189,432
    Percentage of households with children: 25%

  • #13. Plano—city in Texas
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    #13. Plano—city in Texas

    Population: 279,088
    Median home value: $248,800
    Median rent: $1,196
    Median household income: $85,085
    Percentage of households with children: 19%

  • #12. The Woodlands—city in Texas
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    #12. The Woodlands—city in Texas

    Population: 108,373
    Median home value: $329,800
    Median rent: $1,423
    Median household income: $109,605
    Percentage of households with children: 23%

  • #11. Fulshear—town in Texas
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    #11. Fulshear—town in Texas

    Population: 4,572
    Median home value: $409,500
    Median rent: $938
    Median household income: $167,708
    Percentage of households with children: 31%

  • #10. West Lake Hills—suburb of Austin, TX
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    #10. West Lake Hills—suburb of Austin, TX

    Population: 3,309
    Median home value: $783,900
    Median rent: $2,050
    Median household income: $149,531
    Percentage of households with children: 23%

  • #9. Murphy—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #9. Murphy—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 20,015
    Median home value: $304,100
    Median rent: $2,067
    Median household income: $118,843
    Percentage of households with children: 27%

  • #8. University Park—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #8. University Park—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 24,346
    Median home value: $1,102,500
    Median rent: $1,705
    Median household income: $198,438
    Percentage of households with children: 24%

  • #7. Allen—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #7. Allen—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 94,710
    Median home value: $234,600
    Median rent: $1,299
    Median household income: $102,215
    Percentage of households with children: 24%

  • #6. Frisco—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #6. Frisco—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 145,646
    Median home value: $300,900
    Median rent: $1,313
    Median household income: $117,642
    Percentage of households with children: 27%

  • #5. Cinco Ranch—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #5. Cinco Ranch—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 17,605
    Median home value: $318,500
    Median rent: $1,332
    Median household income: $135,439
    Percentage of households with children: 22%

  • #4. Greatwood—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #4. Greatwood—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 12,040
    Median home value: $300,800
    Median rent: $1,931
    Median household income: $144,625
    Percentage of households with children: 26%

  • #3. Sienna Plantation—suburb of Houston, TX
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    #3. Sienna Plantation—suburb of Houston, TX

    Population: 15,649
    Median home value: $311,900
    Median rent: $2,014
    Median household income: $138,684
    Percentage of households with children: 27%

  • #2. Coppell—suburb of Dallas, TX
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    #2. Coppell—suburb of Dallas, TX

    Population: 40,631
    Median home value: $317,900
    Median rent: $1,225
    Median household income: $114,839
    Percentage of households with children: 21%

  • #1. Rollingwood—suburb of Austin, TX
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    #1. Rollingwood—suburb of Austin, TX

    Population: 1,642
    Median home value: $839,200
    Median rent: $3,501
    Median household income: $168,125
    Percentage of households with children: 25%

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