Report: Plano among the best cities to live in America

A new report that ranks the best places to live in America has included Plano in its top 10.

The 2017 Best Cities to Live list was published by, a website that focuses on helping people discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for them.

Plano ranks seventh on the list based on its location, quality of local schools, crime rate, housing trends, employment status and access to amenities.

The North Texas city with a population of just over 275,000 got an A+ for its public schools, diversity, jobs and being good for families. Its lowest marks were a B- for crime and safety, the cost of living and access to outdoor activities.

There is only one other North Texas city on the list. Richardson is ranked No. 12.

Ahead of Plano are Ann Arbor, Mich., Naperville, Ill., Arlington, Va., Columbia, Mass., Berkeley, Calif. and The Woodlands, Texas.

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