Texas is a state that has been growing exponentially, with about 1,000 people a day moving in according to state demographer Lloyd Potter. It's no surprise that five of the 25 best places to live in the United States are in the Lone Star State. Houston is the number one city in Texas, with a population of 2,882,250. San Antonio follows closely behind with 1,451,853 people.
Dallas is third with 1,288,457 and Austin is fourth with 964,177.The Woodlands is a world unto itself and now the number one city in Texas for quality of life. Fort Worth is a beautiful oasis in North Texas. It enjoys the same urban advantages as its sister city, Dallas, without many of the drawbacks such as high violent crime rates, low growth and unaffordability. Dallas is the center of North Texas culture and the anchor that allows the prosperity of all the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs to top our list.
Fort Hood is the most populous U. S. military installation in the world and is home to about 65,000 soldiers. In terms of scale, Fort Hood exists on 214,000 acres (87,000 ha), making it one of the largest military bases in the world by area.
Arlington is a city in North Texas located between Dallas and Fort Worth. It's very comprehensive and affordable compared to its neighbors: Dallas, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Denton and Irving. Arlington is also relatively safe with a lower violent crime rate than Dallas or Fort Worth. McAllen is by far the safest city in Texas and is perfect for potential homeowners concerned about safety. With an annual violent crime rate of 104.4 per 100,000 residents, McAllen surpassed all other Texas cities in terms of safety. Denton is becoming more popular as other cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area see their growth stagnate.
Denton has the ninth-highest growth rate over a 9-year period in Texas. Of the top 10 on our list, 9 cities belonged to dense urban metropolises. The lesson to be drawn from these findings is that the continuous urban network of large cities in Texas with their surrounding areas over the years has yielded some outstanding results. Frisco also has the lowest violent crime rate of all the cities on this list, making it one of the safest cities in the entire state. The only state that comes close to living in Texas is California, which places four cities in the top 25. Amarillo is one of the few cities on this list located near the Texas fringe and is the northernmost major city in Texas. Texas has become an increasingly popular destination for people looking for a new place to call home due to its low cost of living and high quality of life.
Houston is currently ranked as number one city in Texas for population size and quality of life. San Antonio follows closely behind with 1,451,853 people while Dallas and Austin come third and fourth respectively. The Woodlands has become a world unto itself and now ranks as number one for quality of life among all Texas cities. Fort Worth offers urban advantages similar to its sister city Dallas without many of its drawbacks such as high violent crime rates or unaffordability. McAllen has been deemed as one of the safest cities in Texas due to its low violent crime rate while Denton has seen an increase in popularity due to its high growth rate over a 9-year period. Overall, it's clear that Texas has become an increasingly popular destination for people looking for a new place to call home due to its low cost of living and high quality of life.