Best Place to Raise Kids in Texas: Wells Branch

Nearby city: Austin
Population: 13,857
Median family income: $72,740
Avg. school math score: 93.47 (State avg.: 84.18)
Avg. school reading score: 96.33 (State avg.: 89.64)

An upscale suburb of Austin, Wells Branch is a land of open parks and curling cul-de-sacs. Beyond the cultural offerings of Austin, Wells Branch provides a number of fun festivals and events for the kids, such as the Youth Fowl Shot Contest, in which basketball skills can win a Thanksgiving turkey. Of the 50 places on this list, Wells Branch is the No. 7 best place in the U.S. to raise your kids.

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