Are you sick of being a city slicker?
Do you long for life in suburban Texas? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?
We do too.
Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.
So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Austin, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Texas suburb was best?
No worries. We got it all figured out here.
These are the 10 best suburbs in the Lone Star State:
- West University Place (Photos)
- University Park (Photos)
- Bellaire (Photos)
- Terrell Hills (Photos)
- Trophy Club (Photos)
- Colleyville (Photos)
- Highland Park (Photos)
- Coppell (Photos)
- Southlake (Photos)
- Keller (Photos)
West University Place is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Texas.
So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Texas, we’ve got you covered.
How do you determine which suburb is the best in Texas anyways?
To give you the best suburbs in Texas, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Lone Star State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Texas, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).
We paid particular attention to:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher is Better)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We ranked each suburb in Texas across a number of criteria from one to 136, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Texas”.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Texas
Read on to see why West University Place is the ‘burb with the most, while Hutchins is probably not the best place to live in Texas.
Median Income: $220,868
Median Home Price: $917,800
West University Place is located 5 miles south of Houston.
Median Income: $198,438
Median Home Price: $1,102,500
University Park is located 4 miles north of Dallas.
Median Income: $187,805
Median Home Price: $770,500
Bellaire is located 7 miles west of Houston.
Median Income: $180,128
Median Home Price: $635,100
Terrell Hills is located 4 miles east of San Antonio.
5. Trophy Club
Median Income: $133,457
Median Home Price: $328,800
Trophy Club is located 16 miles west of Irving.
Median Income: $162,183
Median Home Price: $432,600
Colleyville is located 10 miles west of Irving.
Median Income: $189,485
Median Home Price: $1,253,600
Highland Park is located 3 miles north of Dallas.
Median Income: $114,839
Median Home Price: $317,900
Coppell is located 7 miles north of Irving.
Median Income: $189,432
Median Home Price: $586,400
Southlake is located 12 miles west of Irving.
Median Income: $122,292
Median Home Price: $311,700
Keller is located 12 miles north of Fort Worth.
There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Texas
Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Texas according to the data:
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