PROSPER (July 2, 2015) Movoto, an online real estate brokerage firm based in California has released its list of the top ten Dallas suburbs for families, adding Prosper to the lineup, says Town Manager Harlan Jefferson.
“We are very gratified to have made the list,” he said. “The Town Council, the volunteers on the various boards and commissions and the staff all work very hard to ensure that Prosper remains a place where everyone matters. Being highlighted on this list is a validation of those efforts.”
The list was put together by the firm based on various criteria including median monthly housing costs; the score secured by the Prosper ISD on the www.GreatSchools.org site; the total number of crimes per 100,000 population (prorated for smaller cities and towns); the Town’s unemployment rate; the average commute time into Dallas proper; and median household income.
The schools score and the crime rate were weighted at 25 percent of the total score, and the remaining factors received a 10 percent weighting.
In addition, input from local and area real estate agents was taken into account. Based on those criteria, Movoto listed Prosper at the ninth best Dallas suburb in which to raise a family.
The website stated, “Families looking for a close-knit community should consider the small suburb of Prosper. Spacious craftsman and Tudor inspired homes with large yards are common in this Dallas suburb. Enjoy the scenic walking trails and pond at Frontier Park. Soccer fields, baseball fields, and volleyball courts are also available. Weekly programs at the Prosper Community Library are sure to keep young readers engaged.”
Jefferson said the rating is the start of what residents can expect in the near future. “Many good things are happening in Prosper right now, and, significantly, we’re at the front end of lots of other development that will transform the Town in very positive ways. I would not be surprised to see Prosper edge higher and higher on this list and others as we move forward,” he added.
See the entire list at: http://www.movoto.com/dallas-tx/dallas-suburbs-for-families/.