Round Rock is officially the No. 1 place to live in America according to a recent assessment by Bankrate.
The annual list cited a variety of reasons Round Rock found itself at the top of the ranking, including a low relative cost of living, local tech job market, high resident well-being ratings and abundance of public parkland.
Here’s exactly what the publication had to say about Round Rock:
Round Rock isn’t simply a suburb, it’s a tech hub: Dell Technologies is headquartered here, and companies like Switch and Emerson also call it home. Plus, 80 percent of Round Rock residents live within a 10-minute walk of a public park.
The city’s cost of living comes in significantly lower than the national average, proving that not everything is bigger in Texas. Buying a home here now is likely to pay off in the future, too: Round Rock’s population is projected to grow by nearly 75,000 people by 2040 — quite the jump from the 119,000 people who lived here in 2020.
Round Rock was one of only two Texas cities to make the list, with Arlington in the DFW region coming in at No. 6.
- Round Rock, TX
- Sarasota, FL
- Tacoma, WA
- Bridgeport, CT
- Raleigh, NC
- Arlington, TX
- Fort Myers, FL
- Oakland, CA
- Alexandria, VA
- Port St. Lucie, FL
Bankrate utilized data across five categories to determine the rankings of this list: well-being, job markets, affordability, migration and diversity.
Full methodology, including more information on data sources utilized, definition of individual data points, how they are weighted and more is available online at Bankrate.com.