Plano ranks as the best city for family renters, a recent analysis finds.
The ranking analyzed a total of 136 cities with at least 10,000 apartment units across three main categories: cost of living and housing, local economy and quality of life. The categories were compiled from 25 metrics including availability of family-sized apartments and school quality, and every city received a score based on each metric and category.
Diving deeper into the city’s score, Plano ranked third in local economy and fourth in its quality of life. The city also has one of the highest job growth rates in the country at 6%, and an unemployment rate of 4%. Nearly 70% of its apartments are located in top locations, and Plano has a 91% child school enrollment rate.
The city ranked 115 in the cost of living and housing — one of its lowest scores. The cost of living in the city is 21% higher than the national average.
Plano was also listed as the second-best city for renters in the country, following Charleston, S.C.