You’ve seen these lists before: Best places to live in Texas, Most Beautiful Downtowns, etc., etc. But all of them focus on major cities and towns in the Lone Star State and no one pays attention to the little guy.
Well, that’s all about to change as we put together a list of the best small towns in Texas based on numbers–not opinions or hearsay.
We’ll dive right into our methodology in the next section; but first, we thought you might just want to know which places in Texas ranked the based–you know, based on science.
Before we get to the top 20, here’s a look at the 10 Best Small Towns To Live in Texas for 2018:
- Rollingwood (Homes For Sale)
- Olmos Park (Homes For Sale)
- Spring Valley Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Southside Place (Homes For Sale)
- Hunters Creek Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bunker Hill Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Piney Point Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Meadowlakes (Homes For Sale)
- Ransom Canyon (Homes For Sale)
- Hollywood Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you live in one of these small towns like Rollingwood, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.
But for the rest of you–keep reading and we’ll get to just why these small towns made our list.
For more reading on the Lone Star State check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Texas
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Texas
- 10 Most Dangerous Places In Texas
How We Determined The Coolest Towns In Texas
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the most recent data from the Census’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the criteria we used:
- Population Density (Higher is better)
- Lowest Unemployment Rates
- Housing costs (Higher is better. More demand.)
- Adjusted Median Income (Higher is better)
- Highly Educated Adults (Higher is better)
- Insurance Rates (Higher is better)
- Commute Times (Lower is better)
We looked at places with populations lower than 5,000 people and greater than 1,000, of which, there were a lot – 580 to be exact.
We then ranked each place in each category with scores from 1 to 580, averaged them out, and the lowest scores went to our Best Small Towns in Texas. Top of that list — Rollingwood.
Keep reading to find out more about our top 20 best small towns in Texas.
2. Olmos Park
3. Spring Valley Village
4. Southside Place
5. Hunters Creek Village
6. Bunker Hill Village
7. Piney Point Village
9. Ransom Canyon
10. Hollywood Park
11. Lost Creek
12. Palm Valley
13. Castle Hills
14. The Hills
15. Clear Lake Shores
16. Hedwig Village
18. West Lake Hills
19. Lakeside City
20. Barton Creek
Science Can Tackle Any Issue, Even Small Ones
We said it once and we’ll say it again — this list: it’s just science. We did the research, we crunched the numbers, and it turns out, these 20 small towns in Texas are the best, in which to live.
And who can argue with that?
If you’re curious, here are the worst small towns in Texas:
- Indian Hills
For more Texas reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Texas
- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Texas
- 10 Safest Places In Texas
- 10 Best Cities For Singles In Texas
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Texas
Detailed List Of The Best Small Towns In Texas
|3||Spring Valley Village||4,098|
|5||Hunters Creek Village||4,688|
|6||Bunker Hill Village||3,909|
|7||Piney Point Village||3,312|
|15||Clear Lake Shores||1,458|
|18||West Lake Hills||3,309|
|28||Taylor Lake Village||3,662|
|30||Oak Ridge North||3,142|
|44||Lakeside Town (Tarrant County)||1,817|
|60||Morgan’s Point Resort||4,229|
|63||South Padre Island||2,888|