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The Richest City in Texas is Named Best Place to Live in the U.S.

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24/7 Wall Street recently released its rankings for top places to live in the United States, and although it came as no surprise to many of us here in Texas, the rest of the country may have been wondering where West University Place was located. That being said, the new report identified this Houston area city as the greatest city to live in America.

Outside of the Lone Star State, for many people, it might be a stretch to recognize the name West University Place, but within the state of Texas, it’s also known as the richest city, having received such accolades earlier this year. A small city that packs a big punch, West University Place will soon be the talk of the town for those interested in these most recent rankings.

The Richest City in Texas is Named Best Place to Live in the U.S.

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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live, a list by 24/7 Wall Street, included a number of Texas towns in the running. Perryton (home of Hank the Cowdog) ranked third, Dumas ranked fourth, Trophy Club came in at number 17, Highland Park ranked 34th, Buda was 36th, and Snyder came in at 48th. Tweeting on its official account, West University Place gave a shout-out about the accolades by saying, “Per @USATODAY – West U is the best city in America in which to live. Now we knew that!” Those in the running were all between 8K and 25K in residents, had a quality of life which ranked highly, and had access to entertainment as well as cultural attractions. West University Place is a wealthy Houston suburb consisting of just over 15K residents.

The Richest City in Texas is Named Best Place to Live in the U.S.

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With respect to highlights, 24/7 Wall Street gave praise to the city for having a lower-than-nationwide average on their goods and services by five percent. They also identified that their five-year unemployment rate was 2.7 percent and their current job market was healthy. It was also stated that West University Place had an extremely low crime rate, making it one of America’s safest cities as well.