Burleson might best be known as the home of Grammy winner and talk show host Kelly Clarkson, but it’s also home to some great, affordable housing stock. This Weekend One Hundred selection at 809 Southwest Southridge, Burleson, is simple but has all the things a small family needs.

Burleson might best be known as the home of Grammy winner and talk show host Kelly Clarkson, but it’s also home to some great, affordable housing stock. This Weekend One Hundred selection at 809 Southwest Southridge, Burleson, is simple but has all the things a small family needs.

It’s more likely to be described as “cozy and cute” than “sprawling and ornate.” But it could be a diamond in the rough. After all, how often does one come across a three-bedroom home for $129,000?

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Located 14 miles south of Fort Worth along I-35W, the city of Burleson dates back to 1881 when it was named in honor of Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, president of Baylor University. Burleson has a country living vibe with highly-rated schools, easy commuting to Fort Worth, and well-priced homes that offer a lot of square footage and acres for the money. But this Johnson County city has something that no other north Texas town does — a bonafide H-E-B grocery store, voted one of the best grocery stores in the country. I think that’s more than enough reasons to consider Burleson as a perfect little slice of suburban living. (more…)

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas based on family life, fun, education, health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.

What makes a city good for raising a family? Plenty of attractions such as museums and theaters, a quality school system, high graduation rates, number of playgrounds per 100,000 residents and a whole lot of pediatricians were all factors that Wallethub took into account when it named the best Texas cities for families.

While the weighted scores and rankings provide a holistic view of cities, a look at the raw data we requested provides some interesting headlines as well. Missing from the list is Highland Park, which did not rank among the largest cities in Wallethub’s data.

Eagles vs. Dragons

Turning to education, Allen had the number one highest graduation rate in Texas – 96.6 percent, according to Wallethub’s data. Frisco, the overall number one, has a 91.8 percent graduation rate, and Southlake, overall number three on the list, had a 87.3 percent graduation rate, according to Wallethub. (more…)