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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

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

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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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