- Realty In Bald Hills
By Ashlee Pannell
Among the states in the United States, Texas has many cities and neighborhoods that have been ranked as the best cities to live in and the safest place to raise children. Statistics are based on factors such as a good economy, good school districts, parks and recreation and low crime rates. In fact, many Dallas neighborhoods are among the lowest crime rates in the nation making them very attractable for families raising children.
Safest Cities and Neighborhoods in Texas
Haslet, Dallas Fort Worth: With nearly half the homes in Haslet having children under the age of 18 living in them and a crime index of 92 (100 being the safest) Haslet is a wonderful community for young families. The median income for a household in Haslet is $77,000. Highlights of the city include parks and recreation, wonderful cuisine, shopping and historical attractions- definitely something for everyone and community involvement that definitely says home. .
Frisco, Texas: With an exceptional ranking of the 4th on the list of lowest city crime rate rankings for cities with a population of 100,000 to 499,000 nationwide and 20th on the safest cities in the United States Frisco, Texas is a wonderful place to live. Frisco houses 105,000 residents with a median household income for a family being over $100,000. Residents enjoy a number of retail properties including a 165 store regional mall, fine restaurants and grills, parks and recreation and many city attractions. The median priced home is
Plano, Texas: Plano is considered a wonderful place to raise children and by law enforcement and media in the late 1990s was deemed a ‘heroin epidemic’ among high school students. Plano houses 255,000 residents and has a crime ranking which puts it in the position of the seventh city with the lowest rate in crime in the state of Texas and nationwide ranks the 63rd lowest. Residents of Plano enjoy community involvement, motivated neighborhood associations and school districts, shopping, cuisine, parks and outdoor recreation and city attractions and events. The houses range in price with many ‘oversized’ homes being offered at exceptional values.
McKinney: Ranked by Money Magazine as the 5th Best Places to Live and also ranked among the lowest crime rates in the nation- making the 66th position, McKinney houses over 122,000 residents. The area features upscale private communities, single family homes and nearly every type of dwelling that one could imagine. The median priced home is in the $100,000s and residents enjoy an atmosphere that has been titled ‘The Best American City’.
Carrollton, Texas: Carrollton, Texas earned the title of Best Places in the United States by Money magazine and enjoys a ranking of being the 95th on the CQ list of safest cities in the United States. Carrollton house roughly 122,000 residents. Highlights of the city include parks and recreation, libraries, restaurants, shopping and city events and attractions. The median priced home in Carrollton, Texas is $143,750.
Lewisville, Texas: Close to Dallas, Lewisville possesses small town charm and the excitement of a metropolis. Residents enjoy community involvement, shops and restaurants, city attractions and events and parks and recreation. The number of residents living in Lewisville is about 95,000. Combined with a wonderful atmosphere and a low ranking in crime – Lewisville is ranked as the 10th safest city to live in the state of Texas, Lewisville is a wonderful place to raise children. The average household income as of 2008 was $56,138 and the median priced home $168,000.
About the Author: By Ashlee Pannell: A University Park Real Estate Broker, With Nu Home Source Realty a Highland Park Texas Real Estate Company. We are Home of the 20% Commission rebate to most of our buyers. Ask about our bucks for buyers program. (C) Copyright, Nu Home Source Realty LLC. All righ
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