Can You Guess Which Texas City Was Named Best U.S. City to Live In?
With news like this, it's no wonder people are moving to the great State of Texas!
Home is Where the Heart Is
Truth be told, I'm rather fond of where I live here in Texas. The Temple/Belton/Killeen area has become home for me and my family. Is it perfect? No, but not much in life is.
The weather is to my liking, and the cost of living here in Central Texas is better than most places. Plus, being halfway between Dallas and Austin, and only three or so hours away from San Antonio and Houston, I can hit some of the big city events in no time. I feel like I have found the "Best City in the U.S. to Live In". At least for me, anyway.
Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022
Niche.com released their survey results and Texas represented well. Six Texas cities landed in the top 40 cities out of the 50 cities published in the article including:
29. Round Rock
27. College Station
Survey company Niche ranked the cities on several criteria including public schools, costs of living, crime rates, overall satisfaction of residents, and much more.
Let's look at the top 5
5. Overland Park, Kansas
4. Arlington, Virginia
3. Naperville, Illinois
2. Cambridge, Massachusetts
1. The Woodlands, Texas
The Woodlands, Texas
This Houston area city ranked very well in several key areas including schools, crime rate and cost of living.
The Woodlands not only finished at #1 for Best Cities to live in the U.S., but also #2 in Best Cities to Buy a House and #2 in Best Cities to Raise a Family in the U.S. It also has lots of entertainment options and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for the kids and adults alike.
There's a lot to love about the city for sure, but I prefer living on a smaller scale. Central Texas feels like a good place to be. As they say, "Home is where the heart is" so here is where I'll stay.