Top 10 list of the Top 10 lists we’ve made in Round Rock

  • October 13, 2015

  • By Will Hampton

  • Posted In: The Quarry

top10top10We think Round Rock is pretty awesome. And as the late Bear Bryant once said, “It ain’t bragging if it’s true.” Herewith, the top 10 lists we’ve made just so’s you know we ain’t bragging (OK, we are — but you go tell the Bear he was wrong!).

  1. The ranking that started it all: In 2005, Round Rock was ranked as the No. 8 Safest City in America.
  2. In 2008, Round Rock was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, founded by Gen. Colin Powell and wife Alma.
  3. In 2010, Family Circle (the magazine, not the comic strip. Oh wait, that’s Family Circus — never mind) put us in the top 10 Best Towns and Cities for Families.
  4. Closely related (and more recent — circa 2014), Mylife.com ranked Round Rock as the 6th best mid-sized City in the United States to raise children.
  5. In 2008, Money ranked us the No. 7 Best Place to Live. Funny, but we haven’t made that list since. Wonder if it’s because we only bought one piece a swag from them after the issue came out?
  6. A few years back, CNBC ranked us among the Top 10 Perfect Suburbs. We were No. 8. Wait, who could be more perfect than us? Apparently, Wexford, Pa., Midlothian, Va., Poquosan, Va., Reading, Mass., Circle Pines, Minn., Kensington, Md., and Edmund, Okla., that’s who.
  7. Last month, SmartAsset named Round Rock the No. 1 Best City for Minor League Baseball. Yeah, we pretty much knocked that one out of the park. (And it’s a swing and a miss for a great pun on that one.)
  8. In February, Livability.com ranked us as the No. 1 Best Affordable Place to Live. Which is better (but only slightly) than Nerdwallet ranking us No. 3 on its list of Most Affordable Places in America. But on par with (and better named, certainly) the top Cheapest City You Want to Live Inback in 2014 by Kiplinger.
  9. Some cities have the best of everything: the jobs, the schools, the museums, the nightlife, you name it. They know the recipe for attractiveness. Round Rock ranks No. 10 among those cities, according to WalletHub’s list of the Fastest Growing Economies released in September 2015.
  10. Lest you think we’re all about the dollar, consider this one. Movoto ranked Round Rock the No. 8 Most Caring Suburb in America