America’s Best Places Rank: 11th Population: 261,902 Mayor: Phil Dyer
Why it’s ranked: This wealthy Dallas suburb has much going for it. The city is home to numerous corporate headquarters, such as Frito-Lay, J.C. Penney, and Rent-a-Center, that anchor the solid economy, reflected in just 6 percent living under the poverty line, low numbers of foreclosures, and a median income of $82,866.
How it ranked: Percent with bachelor's degrees: 52.6 Percent under poverty level: 6 Median household income: $82,866 Violent crime rate: 170.1 Property crime rate: 2,930.6 School score: 77.62 Pro sports teams: 0 Foreclosure rate: .0034 Percent Unemployment: 7.1 Park acres per 1,000 residents: 15.4 Bars: 14 Restaurants: 618 Museums: 9 Colleges: 2
Libraries: 7 Air Quality Index: 102