Many suburbs of Dallas, TX made CNN Money's top 100 places to live list for 2008. What I find interesting is that 10 cities in the Dallas area made the list, but only 1 city from the Austin area made the list, Round Rock. Of those 10 cities, I have to admit, I'm shocked by a couple of the cities that made it, but as to not offend anyone, I will not mention which ones are unbelievable.
This is interesting because Austin is constantly and consistently on the list of one of the best places to live. They're supposed to have a great housing market, and all the nature is supposed to make it a great family-oriented place.
However, to only have 1 city on the list, why does it keep ranking high as one of the best places to live and raise a family when Dallas is left out?
My husband has been trying to convince me to move to Austin for months now, and I thought we finally agreed to stay in Dallas. A couple of weeks ago, he mentioned how Austin is ranked 6th as one of the best places to live. He couldn't show me where he saw that. I'm assuming he was thinking of the list I just saw that has Round Rock ranked 7th. He forgot to look at the rest of the list to see where other cities ranked.
Where we currently live, Richardson TX, we're ranked #18. Granted, in 2006, Richardson was ranked #15 so we've gone down the list, but Plano TX was ranked #11 that same year and didn't make the top 100 at all this time around! I think Richardson is doing quite well.
Other cities in the Dallas Metroplex that made the top 100 list are:
Grand Prairie #96
He's still trying to talk me into Austin, but I'm not so sure anymore...
Remember, I work all of North Dallas County and Collin County including Richardson, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Garland, Rowlett, McKinney, etc... my car will take us anywhere you need to go!!
ARE YOU PACKED YET?!
** Picture courtesy of the CNN Money website though courtesy of the City of Richardson.