Smart Asset has rated Round Rock as one of the Best Cities for Living the American Dream in 2018.
The folks at Smart Asset looked at various factors including homeownership, economic opportunity, diverse communities, affordability, and economic mobility.
Six of 2017’s top 10 Best Cities for Living the American Dream were back again this year. Those repeat cities are: West Valley City, Utah; Midland, Texas; Aurora Illinois; Round Rock, Texas; Aurora, Colorado and Rochester, Minnesota.
The American dream still lives in Texas. Half of the cities ranked in the top 10 are located in Texas. Mid-sized and small Texas cities tend to have affordable homes and plenty of good jobs, driving down the unemployment rate and improving upward economic mobility.
Round Rock Ranked #5
Round Rock has the economic conditions excellent for anyone trying to live the American Dream.
This city has a fairly high upward mobility rate and a low unemployment rate. Overall data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that only 3.1% of residents in Round Rock are unemployed.
In addition to homeownership, affordability, and mobility, Round Rock offers a great lifestyle for with miles of hiking and biking trails, highly rated public schools, parks, and other community amenities.