From staff reports
Out of 180 cities, Plano made the top 5 in a comparison of what WalletHub describes as “essential family dynamics.” In other words, Plano is family-friendly.
Plano’s total score was 67.88, with top 10 scores in health and safety and in affordability. But Plano wasn’t the only North Texas city on the list: Grand Prairie came in 61st, Fort Worth 72nd, Arlington 83rd, Irving 101st, Garland 116th, and Dallas 133rd.
“WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on 47 key metrics that consider essential family dynamics, such as the cost of housing, the quality of local school and health-care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation,” the company said. “While obviously not perfect — given personal preferences and the limitations of publicly available data — our findings will hopefully give movers a sense of their options.”
Austin came in 24th, Amarillo 78th, El Paso 95th, San Antonio 110th, Brownsville 121st, Lubbock 134th, Houston 140th, Corpus Christi 141st, and Laredo 143rd.
To see the whole survey, click here.