We’re at the top of our game according to Smart Asset, which released its annual ranking of the best minor league baseball towns in the country — naming Round Rock No. 1.
The ranking has included Round Rock each year since its initial publication, coming in at No. 1 in 2015 and 2016, No. 2 in 2017 and 2018, and back to the top spot this year.
Here’s what they had to say about our hometown home run of a city:
Topping our list is Round Rock, Texas, home of the Express, a Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Round Rock does fairly well in both game-day and quality of life metrics. It has the 11th-highest attendance, an average of 7,849 fans per game. It also has a decent record, winning 60% of games this year. The median income after housing costs is $60,455, the ninth-highest of all 157 cities we considered in this study, which hopefully means some extra cash for fans to spend on a ball game or two.
In addition to average attendance at the Dell Diamond, data on 159 towns was analyzed based on game day experience factors like the Round Rock Express’ win percentage. Quality of life factors were also analyzed and included violent and property crime rates, income remaining after housing, unemployment rate, and dining and entertainment establishments.
For the full ranking, including information on data and methodology, visit: http://bit.ly/SmartAssetBaseballTown19