One area of Austin made a list of the best places in the country for families to live, Culturemap Austin reports.
A report by HomeUnion put the 78717 zip code at number 19 out of the best 30 areas in America for families. The ratings included the most affordable zip code in the 30 metro areas with an average school rating in the 80th percentile or higher.
78717 is in Williamson County and has a school rating of 84.9 and the median home price is $375,000. It includes Avery Ranch, a golf community, and also has easy access to both 183 and State Highway 45.
Two other Texas areas made the list. The 12th spot belonged to 77450 in Katy, north of Houston, and number 15 was 78255 in Cross Mountain, a suburb of San Antonio.
Blue Springs, Missouri, which is near Kansas City, topped the list for the 2nd year in a row.
The middle of the country is providing a lot of opportunity for first-time homebuyers as coastal areas, especially on the west coast, see skyrocketing home costs.