One of the most important life choices for those who want to start a family is choosing the perfect place to do so.

If you decided that Plano was the place for you, you can rest assured that you've made a great choice, based on a new WalletHub study.

With families in mind, WalletHub ranked the best and worst places to raise a family based on key metrics which included cost of housing, the quality of local school and health-care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation.

Out of 182 U.S. cities, Plano ranked as the No.4 most conducive to family life.

It also ranked as the third most affordable and as the second-best socio-economic city, based on the key metrics used in the study.

See below where Plano ranked in the rest of the key metrics:

Overall RankCityTotal Score Family Fun Health & Safety Education & Child Care Affordability  Socio-economics
 1 Fremont, CA 73.05 81 1 2 29 1
 2 Overland Park, KS 71.72 110 25 4 1 3
 3 Irvine, CA 68.43 20 2 3 59 4
 4 Plano, TX 67.53 97 8 37 3 2
 5 Columbia, MD 66.42 87 10 41 2 35

Other Texas cities in the top 100 were Austin (18), Grand Prairie (59), Amarillo (78), Irving (87), Laredo (89), Forth Worth (95), El Paso (96), and Arlington (97).

Click here to see where other U.S. cities ranked or hover over the map below.

Source: WalletHub

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