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Carrollton Ranked as One of the Best Places to Raise a Family

Post Date:06/14/2017 5:25 PM

SmartAsset_LogoSmartAsset has ranked the City of Carrollton No. 22 on its list of Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas. With such a diverse set of regions and hundreds of cities offering golden beaches, vibrant landscapes, and world-renowned attractions, Texas has something for everyone, but only a select few were deemed as ideal for raising families.

In order to find these best cities in Texas, SmartAsset, a financial technology company, reviewed factors such as high school graduation rates, the percent of the population aged 19 or younger, advanced placement (AP) exam participation rates, and the percent of students scoring a three and above on AP tests. The company also considered the family poverty rate, the average deficit for those in poverty, and the unemployment rate, as well as the median monthly housing cost and median household income. Finally as a measure of safety, the property crime and violent crime rates were also reviewed.

“We are honored to receive this recognition and are proud of our nationally recognized schools,” said City of Carrollton Mayor Matthew Marchant. “Our continued growth is ensured by the planning and sustainability of the surrounding major highways and rail lines and by the ongoing momentum in commercial/industrial development. In addition, our City hosts a vibrant downtown and top-notch parks. Carrollton’s excellent location, safety record, and neighborhoods make it one of the best places for residents in Texas.”

SmartAsset uses data to provide free, actionable advice on big financial decisions, including home buying, renting, retirement, life insurance, taxes, student loans, investing, and more.

For a full list of the Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas, visit For more information on what makes Carrollton a great city to live, work, play, and raise a family, visit

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