What are the best suburbs in the US? Some are in Texas

Forney, Little Elm and Leander are among the best suburbs in the US, according to a new report.

Forney, Little Elm and Leander are among the best suburbs in the United States, according to a new report.

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Three cities in Texas, including two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, are among the best suburbs in the country, according to a new report.

The small DFW towns of Forney and Little Elm are 2 and 7, respectively, on Homes.com’s list of towns with amenities that make them attractive places to stay. Leander, a suburb of Austin, is number 5 on the List.

What makes these cities so attractive to home buyers and renters?

If you want a large yard, Forney might be the place for you. The city has an average farm size of 0.248 hectares, the fifth best in the ranking. Forney also has the second highest number of homes for sale per 100,000 people.

Forney, a city of 21,000 residents, has the third best residential property value found on the site by dividing the median list price of Homes.com in each suburb by the median annual household income from the U.S. census for that city has been.

Little Elm (6th) and Leander (12th) are at the top of the crime index to help both suburbs reach the top 10 on the report. The crime index is ranked by Neighborhood Scout, which gives the risks and rates of violent crime for each city in the country. Little Elm and Leander’s high rankings mean they are among the safer suburbs.

Both cities also ranked in the top 10 price-income ratio for residential property.

Each of the three Texas suburbs received an A-ranking for their school district rating, one of nine metrics the website used to determine its ranking. Others include median home listing price, median square footage, and variety.

The nation’s largest suburb in Homes.com’s study was Westfield, Indiana, near Indianapolis. The Atlanta suburb, Woodstock, was number 3 and the Chicago suburb, Yorkville, was number 4.

Mike Stunson reports on real-time news for McClatchy. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2011 and previously worked as a sports reporter for Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger and as a breaking news reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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