2 Fort Worth suburbs named the best small cities in America

Let’s hear it for the burbs.


Southlake Town Square has several new stores opening in 2023.

Photo courtesy of the City of Southlake

Two Fort Worth suburbs are getting some major recognition — both Southlake and Flower Mound were ranked as some of the best small cities in the US.

WalletHub’s 2022 ‘Best Small Cities in America’ study ranked 1,300 cities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 in five overall areas: affordability, economic health, education & health, quality of life and safety.

Southlake (~30-minute drive from downtown) came in at No. 35 overall. The suburb ranked the lowest for housing costs + No. 5 for the homeownership rate. While Southlake scored well in affordability, economic health, and safety, it scored low for education and quality of life.

Flower Mound (~40-minute drive from downtown) was ranked close behind at No. 89 overall. It also scored close to the top for affordability + economic health. It was ranked in the middle for safety and near the back end for education and quality of life.

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