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These Dallas suburbs rank among best in Texas to raise a family

These Dallas suburbs rank among best in Texas to raise a family

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Lucky families live in these Dallas suburbs. Photo by Mike Mezeul II

Where are the best places in Texas to raise a family? The suburbs of Austin and Dallas, it appears, along with a smattering of other Texas cities.

Niche, a website that aggregates reviews about neighborhoods and schools, determined the Lone Star hot spots by looking at a variety of family-friendly factors, such as public schools, cost of living, family amenities, and real estate.

Austin suburbs West Lake Hills and Rollingwood take the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, but a number of lauded Dallas suburbs populate the top 10. Murphy, Allen, and Frisco finish out the top five, each earning an excellent A-plus for public schools and an A-minus for family amenities. Coppell comes in at No. 7 and University Park ranks No. 10. They both score an impeccable A-plus for public schools too. 

Aledo, just west of Fort Worth, snags the No. 6 spot, while Fulshear and Cinco Ranch, both by Houston, claim Nos. 8 and 9.

On a national scale, West Lake Hills is the 13th best place to raise your kids, and next-door neighbor Rollingwood ranks No. 24. Murphy, Allen, and Frisco also appear in the top 50.