BROWNSVILLE, TX – The city of Brownsville appeared on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 10 Best Places to Live in the State of Texas.
According to the ranking, Brownsville ranked eighth in the “Best Place to Live in Texas” category. The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on an analysis of public data and user opinions.
To top the list, a place must score high on criteria such as desirability and quality of life.
Metropolitan areas in the rankings are evaluated using data from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, the Department of Labor and U.S. News’ own internal resources.
Quality of life measures how satisfied residents are with their daily lives, and desirability measures whether people want to live in a given metropolitan area. In addition, the health of the job market and the value of living in Brownsville were also taken into account, as well as the quality of health care and education that families can access.
Brownsville is known for its economic development, which continues to grow with the recent opening of DHR Hospital, the city’s third medical center. The city also signed a Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreement with Rich Products Corporation to support the manufacturer’s $124 million investment in its facility, located in Brownsville.
According to the Brownsville City Council, the city is home to one of the largest public school districts in the Rio Grande Valley, the 55-campus Independent School District, is also home to four IDEA school campuses and several private campuses.
In addition, new franchises continue to open in Brownsville such as Main Event which is the highest grossing entertainment center for the company. Restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bubba’s 33 and Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse will also open soon.