Plano ranks best city in the nation to raise a family in recent study

Children playing at McCall Plaza.

In a recent study by StorageCafe of the United States’ most populated cities, Plano ranked #1 in the nation for the best city to raise a family.

The study ranked each city in terms of community amenities and recreation, environment, economics and public schools ranking.

Plano’s high ranking can be attributed to the city’s 96% graduation rate, 60% of adults aged 25 and over holding bachelor’s degrees, and a median income of $116,000 per year. The city also came second in the number of healthcare centers related to population, with about 5 healthcare establishments per 1,000 people.

Several other Texas cities topped the chart, with Austin at #9, Lubbock at #10, El Paso at #12 and Laredo at #15.

This comes as no surprise following studies earlier this year that showed that Plano is seventh in the nation for best access to parks and third in luxury apartment construction.

This study, published last week, comes after a ten-year wave of Californians coming to the Texas metropolitan areas. In fact, over 5 thousand people moved from California to Collin County in 2019 alone, according to StorageCafe.


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