Website: Cedar Park among best U.S. cities for families

A crowd of green- and black-shirted fans filled Cypress Creek Road and Sun Chase Boulevard in Cedar Park during a parade Saturday honoring the 2012 football state champion Timberwolves. Photo by Peter Seesselberg, gamenightphotos.com

A crowd of green- and black-shirted fans filled Cypress Creek Road and Sun Chase Boulevard in Cedar Park during a parade honoring the 2012 football state champion Timberwolves.
Photo by Peter Seesselberg, gamenightphotos.com

Cedar Park is among 4 Texas cities in the Top 10 of the “2017 Best Cities for Families” list compiled by ApartmentList.com — an apartment-hunting site.

The Williamson County city was ranked No. 6 on the list, which rated more than 500 American cities based on safety, housing affordability education quality and child friendliness. Dallas suburbs Flower Mound and Frisco were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on the list, and Houston suburb Pearland was No. 10.

The City Hall complex on Cypress Creek Road. Photo by Mike Parker

The Cedar Park City Hall complex on Cypress Creek Road. Photo by Mike Parker

Among the largest U.S. cities, El Paso was the highest-ranked, coming in at No. 25. Among Central Texas cities, Round Rock was rated No. 26, and Austin fell all the way to No. 209 — based on low scores for safety and child friendliness.

In its conclusion, ApartmentList.com said “With a strong mix of safety, affordability, and good public schools, Texas has some of the best choices for families trying to decide where to settle.”

The No. 1 town on the 2016 list — Allen, TX — fell to No. 11 this year.

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