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5 Best Places to Live in Texas: Which Cities Got a Rose

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The word “pride” sometimes just doesn’t seem to be the proper description when it comes to how Texans feel about Texas. The Lone Star State is where everything is bigger, our variety of nature is unsurpassed, and an entire year’s worth of weather can be packed into a day! We’re home to the Live Music Capital of the World, the huge Bigfoot festival (now that’s big!), and our history is long and rich. That being said, we were interested to find out just where in Texas our population loved to live, and boy did we get answers! Like most questions, there’s a right answer and a wrong answer, and sadly, a lot of our favorite cities didn’t make the list. Like being a contestant on “The Bachelor,” we were sad to see that some of them didn’t get a rose. But, with plenty of things to do, places to explore, and amazing habitats that surround us, here are the five best places to live in Texas according to Around the World.

1. El Paso

5 Best Place to Live in Texas: Which Cities Got a Rose

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With a large array of cultural and recreational offerings, El Paso ranked well on this list of best places to live in Texas. The cost of living is less than the national average here, and the cost of housing is considered much less than the average in most major metropolitan areas.

2. McAllen

5 Best Place to Live in Texas: Which Cities Got a Rose

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A high quality of life and an abundance of medical facilities in McAllen made it a clear choice on this list. It was also considered one of the least expensive metro areas to live in America. Outdoor activities ranked high on the list of local pastimes, including kayaking and paddle-boating, day trips to the beach, and bird watching.

3. The Woodlands

5 Best Place to Live in Texas: Which Cities Got a Rose

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The Woodlands ranked high on this list of best places to live in Texas. Offering excellent schools, great shopping, and plenty of entertainment options, it also featured plenty of indoor as well as outdoor activities for people of all ages.

4. Plano

5 Best Place to Live in Texas: Which Cities Got a Rose

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With one of the highest high school graduation rates in America, Plano was an obvious selection for the list of best places to live in Texas. Downtown Plano is well-developed, and the city also offers a number of ways to experience and enjoy the surrounding nature.

5. Round Rock

5 Best Place to Live in Texas: Which Cities Got a Rose

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Situated in the Texas Hill Country, Round Rock ranked number one on this list due to its close proximity to an urban center but its appeal of being a home to a great suburban-style life. It also offered a number of family-friendly activities for those of all ages. Plenty of shopping, dining, and recreational activities, Round Rock was also considered one of the best-managed cities in Texas.