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Pflugerville ranks 20th in CNN Money 2014 Top 50 Places to Live!

Tremendous growth, rising home values, the water park and quality of life opportunities, were just a few of the reasons the city of Pflugerville was recognized as the 20th best city in America for a population of 50,000 – 300,000 by Money Magazine.

“For consecutive years Pflugerville has placed in the top 50 cities in America, but our leap in the rankings is no surprise to anyone living in Pflugerville because know this is a great place to live,” Pflugerville Mayor Jeff Coleman said. "With quality schools and health care, a strong economy with rising home values and great things to do including a visit to our new waterpark. All these accolades make Pflugerville a desirable place to live.”

Most notable Pflugerville statistics include an 8% increase in home values, a low unemployment rate of 4.1% and Pflugerville has sustained its low crime incident rate despite significant growth. Money Magazine's ranking system highlighted Pflugerville's connectivity, housing, financial state and quality of life to other cities nationwide. Money Magazine recognized Pflugerville’s safe streets, beautiful park system, recognized school district and incredible community spirit in 2012, and in 2013 recognized Pflugerville’s festivals, small-town feel and ranked Pflugerville as a great place to live and raise a family. Pflugerville residents also enjoy short commutes and the opportunity to relax at Lake Pflugerville.

How Pflugerville was chosen: Money Magazine starts with all U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 and narrows the list by local economy, housing market and schools. Money Magazine eliminates retirement communities or towns with major job losses and ranks the rest based on job growth, home affordability, safety, school quality, health care, arts and leisure, diversity and ease-of-living criteria. Factor in a great economy, health care, a great trail system and happiness, and you get Pflugerville, Texas!

The full list of the top 50 cities are available online at CNN MONEY 2014 Best Places to Live