College Station is ranked among the best places in Texas for young families, according to NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website.
To find the best communities for young families – and future parents – NerdWallet evaluated 111 cities and towns with populations of at least 25,000. The rankings are based on public school ratings, median home value, cost of homeownership, median income and long-term income growth.
College Station is ranked No. 13 thanks to its median income growth (45.5 percent from 1999-2012), median home value ($177,300 in 2012), and highly rated public school system.
"Texas ranks as the fastest-growing state for job growth and provides a strong infrastructure of growing local economies, stellar schools and a competitive housing market,” said Spencer Tierney, an analyst with NerdWallet. “Our study revealed that school districts here offer more than just impressive test scores; they’re also investing in new sports facilities and innovative classroom programs."
In 2010, Kiplinger’s rated College Station No. 3 on its list of Great Cities for Raising Families.
For more information, contact Nerdwallet PR Analyst Christine Kim at Christine@nerdwallet.com or 916-412-2162.