Oklahoma City ranked No. 2 because of a low cost of living at 14.5 percent, which is lower than the U.S. average, and a low rate of unemployment at 5.7 percent with the U.S. average at 8.6 percent Fifty of the most populous cities in the U.S. were ranked based on cost of living, rank of public schools, park space, home ownership, crimes per capita, unemployment and commute time.
Oklahoma City was beaten by
Omaha, Neb., because of its short commute time of 15.5 minutes and even
lower unemployment at 4.6 percent.
The Lone Star State made it onto the
Top 10 list three times with El Paso ranked at No. 3 for a vast amount
of park space; Austin stood out with its strong school system at No. 8,
and San Antonios relatively low crime rate secured it the last spot at