Coppell – Best Place to Live
Money released its list of the best places to live in 2015, focusing on small cities that pack high wages, low home costs, steady job growth and excellent quality of life. Coppell ranks at the top nationwide Three cities in Texas made the Top 20 List. The states dominating the list included Connecticut, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Utah, each with three cities making the cut. Eight of the cities featured on the list were in the New England region, while four were in the Pacific Northwest. California, while having the largest population in the U.S., only had two of its cities featured.
– Money Magazine, August 2015 Issue
Coppell – Best Small Cities for Working Parents
The city of Coppell was ranked as the No. 19 best city small city in America for working parents, according to the financial website NerdWallet.com. NerdWallet analyzed around 1,000 cities in the United States with populations from 25,000 to 100,000. According to the site, small cities were surveyed because they routinely offer the best environments for middle-class families. NerdWallet analyst Sreekar Jasthi said several factors played into the ranking. Jasthi said income and affordability, child care costs, quality of schools and the percentage of homes that had children were taken into account. Jasthi said Coppell earned high marks for the quality of education as Coppell ISD is continually ranked among the best school districts in the country. Coppell, however, does suffer from higher than average child-care costs, Jasthi said. Jasthi said the percentage of homes with children is a “sign of a healthy community,” and 46 percent of Coppell homes have children in them. Coppell, however, was ranked among the most expensive cities surveyed. While home costs in Coppell are higher, the median income for Coppell families is higher than the average. Jasthi said the average income for a family with at least one child is $62,000. Coppell was surveyed as having a median income of around $123,000. Coppell was the only Texas city in the top 20. Allen came in at No. 24, Keller was ranked at No. 31 and Sugar Land was No. 38.
– Dallas Morning News, July 24. 2015