10 Best Places To Live In Texas

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8) McKinney

We’re taking a trip to North Dallas for the big city of McKinney. With 130 thousand people, McKinney scores very well in the livability polls when it comes to education, crime and unemployment. Crime rates are 42 percent lower than the state average and high school graduation is 17 percent higher. McKinney’s motto is ‘unique by nature,’ a reference to its long history and many appealing qualities. Incorporated in 1848, McKinney has experienced a population surge in recent years due in part to the appeal of its historic downtown area, great amenities, and the natural beauty that surrounds it. McKinney has an impressively low unemployment rate and its average household income is around 60 percent higher than that of the rest of Texas. Again, you have to pay for big city amenities with small town charm, so the cost of living in McKinney is 20 percent higher than the state average.

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