McKinney No. 1 in best places survey, while Fort Worth gets a shout out as a bargain

Texas Our Texas! Texas placed three cities in Money’s Top 50 Best Places to Live in America, while Fort Worth goet a shout out as one of Money’s Big-City Bargains. The three cities in the magazine’s Best Places to Live list were McKinney, the No. 1 Best Place to Live and the No. 2 Best Place to Find a Job, Mansfield, the No. 17 Best Place to Live, up from No. 28 in 2010, Pflugerville,the No. 20 Best Place to Live, up from No. 43 in 2012.

McKinney, in Collin County, has a population of 140,860 and a local unemployment rate of 5.4 percent. The city was ranked No. 2 on the Best Places to Live list in 2012, when Money last ranked small cities. In the Big-City Bargain list, Fort Worth ranked behind Charlotte and Phoenix. In the story on Fort Worth, the magazine focused on two neighborhoods, Fairmount and Ridglea Hills. Realtor Will Northern was quoted in the section on Fairmount and Realtor Gaye Reed was quoted in the Ridglea Hills section.