Young families are flocking to Texas, Houston

Houston ranks No. 2 in measures that attract young families
  • ValuePenguin, a personal finance site, ranked the best cities to raise young families.
  • Out of 156 metros, Houston came in no. 2.
  • The rankings considered a variety of factors important to young families, including commute times, outdoor activities and education.

A variety of factors come into play when deciding where to settle a young family. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of lists, tools and calculators that can be used to make that call. Some, of course, are better than others. But for Houston, and Texas as a whole, a new ranking finds both the city and the state very family-friendly.