Texas cities make 'Best Places to Live in the USA' list, Houston #26

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the Best Places to Live in the USA and Houston is number 26. But Texas' other major cities were in the top 20, with Austin topping the list for the second straight year.

The list is based on several areas using data the publication has collected from organizations like the Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau. The publication looks at things like average salary, cost of living, crime rates and more.

The publication says Austin is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country but says the median sale price for a single family home in Austin is well above the national median.

As for Houston, it says the Houston metro area "attracts people with an entrepreneurial spirit and those who want to work at some of the country's largest companies."

However, U.S. News & World Report says the city's violent and property crime rates are higher than the national rates.

To see more on what the publication found about Houston, you can go here.

The top 10 is as follows:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Des Moines, Iowa
  5. Fayetteville, Arkansas
  6. Portland, Oregon
  7. Huntsville, Alabama
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Seattle, Washington

Other Texas cities to make the list include Killeen (#90), El Paso (#105), Corpus Christi (#106), Beaumont (#113), McAllen (#115) and Brownsville (#121).

You can see the full list of the top 125 places here.

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