Austin Area Cities Ranked Best in Texas for Families

Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 4:07pm.

Austin Area Cities Among Best Cities for Families

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With so many fun things to do all around, it’s no surprise that the Austin area makes a great place to raise a family. According to a report released by, Round Rock and Pflugerville are among the best cities for families in Texas. The report cities safety, housing cost, school quality, and percentage of children living in the area as categories that make a city ideal for families. Pflugerville was ranked number seven, while Round Rock took the number eight spot. Let’s explore what makes these two Austin suburbs great places to call home for families.

Pflugerville is so close to Austin, it’s sometimes hard to tell where Austin ends and Pflugerville begins. That makes it ideal for employees looking for a short commute (sans traffic) to their jobs in central Austin. The city is rapidly growing, with plans for a new town center in the works, as well as new subdivisions and commercial buildings. It is also an affordable option for homeowners looking for a great home just outside of the Austin area. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Blackhawk, Falcon Pointe, Avalon, Sorento and Heatherwilde.

Like its neighbor, Round Rock is just a short drive from Austin. It is also home to the headquarters of Dell Computer, among other major employers. Residents have plenty to do, with golf courses, parks and shopping lining Interstate 35. Round Rock is known for it’s top-notch school district, which is consistently rated as one of the best in the Austin area. Round Rock is the fastest-growing suburb in the Austin area, with new homes coming to the market almost every day. Avery Ranch, Teravista, Brushy Creek, Mayfield Ranch and Forest Creek are some of the largest and most popular neighborhoods in Round Rock.

Want to learn more about what makes the Austin area a great place to raise a family? Check out our Pflugerville neighborhood profile and Round Rock neighborhood profile to learn more about these Austin suburbs. Several of our agents are also experts in the Round Rock and Pflugerville areas. Contact us to start working with one of our expert agents today!

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