Time Recognizes Texas as the Nation’s Best Place to Live

DALLAS, September 27, 2018 –  Texas once again charts the ranking for today’s best land of opportunity in both residential and commercial arenas. Frisco, Texas, a once sleepy town of 6,500 residents just over two and a half decades ago, the city now boasts 180k+ residents and has been named the single best place to live in America today.

In MONEY’s report highlighting the nation’s top 50 cities live in, Time, Inc. and Realtor.com compiled data from over 500 locations across diverse geographical to come up with today’s city leaders. Combining data on growth, affordability and quality of living, analysis was conducted on each city’s economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living, and amenities. Scoring some of the report’s highest marks on a state-level were those of Texas, which comes as no surprise as the state’s residents and even the national economy has seen and experienced buzz-worthy growth on a top tier scale.

“Of its biggest advantages; job creation, housing access and affordability as well as diverse industrialization has attracted more transplants to the state than any other in the US.” shares longtime Dallas resident and entrepreneur Marcus Hiles who has experienced and tapped into new growth opportunities first-hand  in cities like Frisco; throughout his 30+ year career as a leading Texas property developer.

A piece highlighting the report’s findings notes, “Each of the top Texas cities enjoy projected job growth rates more than double the median in our data set of more than 500 U.S. towns and cities — a draw for workers seeking employment.”

Not just any jobs either. The state holds 50 of the Top Fortune 500 companies as well as some of the top paying organizations across all 52 states. To employ the growing market, out-of-state residents are making Texas their home. Although nationally mobilization of residents is low, the Census Bureau reports the state has grown by more than 2.3 million people in recent years with several of the country’s fastest-growing places in Texas.

This aside, it is not just the chart topping growth that landed the state and more specifically the city of Frisco on the very top of the list, the ability to translate that growth into a higher quality wash of living is what really sets them apart.

Leveraging this new stream of cash, inbound business and residents; cities like Frisco have reinvested into what makes a top place to live.

This includes better and more affordable education at every level, city funded projects, more public amenities and local institutions.

Across the board the city of Frisco and both its longtime and new comer residents are working to create a model community that fosters growth by investing smart and strategically for the greater good.


Marcus Hiles

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The Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services and Newport Classic Homes, Marcus Hiles is a renowned Texas real estate investor and developer who has spent more than three decades creating properties that embody his vision of luxury living.