Flower Mound a Top 5 place to raise kids in America, study says

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A new study has found the best places to raise children in the country, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Flower Mound scored well.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security studied more than 500 cities and large towns across the United States and published this month its list of the 100 best places to raise children.

Flower Mound, which fares well in similar studies, came in at No. 5, far ahead of the five other Texas cities on the list. The researchers wrote summaries for each of the top 30 places on the list, and for Flower Mound, the researchers praised Flower Mound’s control of its growth and development, which “benefits its residents rather than allowing for chaotic, aimless expansion — a calamity plaguing many mid-sized Texan cities experiencing a population boom.

“The careful planning and regulation of the city’s growth has resulted in a community with a fine tuned balance of commerce, public facilities, residential zones, and parkland. While Flower Mound may not seem remarkable in any distinct way, you’d be hard pressed to find a community of its type more accommodating to families.”

According to the council’s website, the rankings were based on the best blend of multiple factors, including graduation rates, crime rates, health insurance coverage and median income.

The top city on the list is San Ramon, California. Eleven of the top 16 cities are in California. Click here to see the full list.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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