Round Rock ranked No. 3 best city in America to start a family

  • February 24, 2017

  • By Austin Ellington

  • Posted In: The Quarry


One kid might be cryin’ and one kid screamin’, but at least when you’re in Round Rock, you’ve got the peace of mind that you picked one of the best places in America to raise that crazy family of yours! Yep, that’s right. Round Rock has once again found itself atop a city ranking, and this time, it’s for something that’s near and dear to our hometown heart – family.

In its latest study, LendEDU ranked Round Rock the No. 3 best city in the nation to start a family.

The study was based on a unique ranking system that took into account several factors deemed important to those looking to make the big move of establishing a household and starting a family. These factors included:

  • quality local education system
  • comparison of median household income to average cost of initial home purchase
  • crime statistics
  • population of young families in the area

Here in Round Rock, we’re proud to be a family-friendly destination for folks looking for great schools, neighborhoods, parks, employment, shopping, dining and so, so much more.

From the stellar Round Rock Independent School District to acres and acres of parks and trails to our Rock’N River and the so-many-we-can’t-even-begin-to-name-them-all-here family-friendly events, we’ve got something for just about everyone. Oh, and if you haven’t experienced Friday Night Fireworks with the Round Rock Express at the Dell Diamond, you’re missing out on a hometown homerun of epic proportions.

So, who else made the cut? Check out the top twenty-five below or view the full ranking, including a more detailed explanation of study methodology, here: https://lendedu.com/blog/best-cities-start-family/

  1. Frisco, TX
  2. McKinney, TX
  3. Round Rock, TX
  4. Olathe, KS
  5. Plano, TX
  6. Gilbert, AZ
  7. Cary, NC
  8. Naperville, IL
  9. Centennial, CO
  10. Carrollton, TX
  11. Murrieta, CA
  12. Aurora, IL
  13. Overland Park, KS
  14. Broken Arrow, OK
  15. Richardson, TX
  16. Sterling Heights, MI
  17. Chandler, AZ
  18. Elk Grove, CA
  19. Grand Prairie, TX
  20. Peoria, AZ
  21. El Paso, TX
  22. Rochester, MN
  23. Temecula, CA
  24. Orem, UT
  25. Clarksville, TN