San Marcos received a notice to which it is not accustomed this week, when BusinessWeek named the city as the Texas winner in its “Best Places to Raise Your Kids: 2010” survey.
San Marcos beat out San Antonio and Houston for the designation.
In its entry about San Marcos, the magazine said, “San Marcos, located in Central Texas between San Antonio and Austin, is home to Texas State University-San Marcos. For residents, the university provides plenty of cultural opportunities and the San Marcos River and parkland allow for a variety of outdoor recreation.”
The publication did not rank cities nationally, but included San Marcos among ten cities it highlighted across the nation in its introduction to the survey.
BusinessWeek said it worked with OnBoard Informatics, a provider of real estate analysis. The survey was limited to towns with at least 45,000 residents and a median income between $40,000 and $125,000.
“The data we used included school performance, number of schools, household expenditures, crime rates, air quality, job growth, family income, museums, parks, theaters, other amenities, and diversity,” the magazine said. “Affordability, safety, and school test scores were given the greatest weight.”Email | Print