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( 2012) Mansfield has caught the eye of Money Magazine again, being ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live for the third time. The city is No. 28 this year on the magazine's list of best small cities -- populations between 50,000 and 300,000 -- based on job opportunities, schools, crime rate, housing costs and quality of life.
"I think it's great for the city to be recognized," Mayor David Cook said. "It's evidence of the city working together and the council's use of hotel-motel tax working with the festivals."
Money Magazine noted the town's community feel, location, growing tourism and schools.
"One of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Mansfield boasts an increasing number of jobs, a prime location about half an hour from Dallas/Fort Worth, affordable homes, and strong schools," the article, in the September issue, states.
"Meanwhile, its city-owned water park and Big League Dreams baseball complex are drawing in tourist dollars. New schools are being built [Mansfield's sixth high school is opening]. City spokespeople say they aim to preserve a small-town feel, but that might be hard: 50 percent of the land in Mansfield is still underdeveloped, so more growth is on the horizon."
Carmel, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis, topped the 2012 list. Other Texas cities in top 50 are: McKinney, No. 2; Allen, No. 13; Flower Mound, No. 32; and Pflugerville, No. 41.
Mansfield was No. 24 on the magazine's list in 2009 and No. 83 in 2007.
In 2011, the magazine focused on towns with populations between 8,500 and 50,000, making Mansfield, population about 59,000, ineligible.
For more on the article, go online to money.cnn.com.
check out the school district website http://www.mansfieldisd.org This year (2012) all high school students are being given I-pads to use in class and for assignments. Mansfield has 6 high schools and several have won state championships in sports. Good luck with your move
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