Friday, August 19, 2011
The Colony, Murphy, and Keller named to America’s best small towns list
We've heard it before: Towns in Texas have weathered the recession very well.
In Money Magazine's September issue, it names Murphy, Keller, and The Colony as three of the top 100 "best places to live." But upon closer inspection, the list actually names the magazine's best small towns.
Although we don't want to live in these three North Texas towns, they have a lot going for them when it comes to statistics.
Murphy, given the highest rating among North Texas towns with a ranking of No. 27, is called a "boom town." And that they're correct about: Anyone who remembers Murphy 10 years ago can recall tumbleweeds and very few roads.
The Colony clocks in at No. 68, known affectionately to those of us from up north as The Town That Sells Booze. The article touts it for its golf course and proximity to Lewisville Lake, but we know that most Colony-ites just really prefer to buy their margarita supplies close to home.
Keller squeaks into the list at No. 93. "In this Dallas/Fort Worth suburb, you'd never know there had been a recession," says Money.
The very best small town to live in is Louisville, Colorado, a town with less than 20,000 people and gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains. Their real estate prices are the same as in 2005, they have perfect schools, and people regularly mountain bike, hike, and ski.
OK, they win.