Texas is the second largest state in the United States so naturally, there are plenty of cities and small towns to move to if you're looking for a change. But what cities are the best ones to move to right now?

When it comes to thinking about the best places to live in Texas, many folks automatically think about our bigger metro areas like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or Austin, Texas. But some of the best places in Texas are smaller towns that offer a more affordable option than moving to a big city.

USA Today has released their list of the top cities to live in the Lone Star State. They ranked 52 cities in Texas using 18 different metrics including affordability, quality of life, and more.

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As you'll see in their findings, the smaller communities like where I live in Abilene or Cedar Park ranked high on the list while bigger cities like Houston and Dallas ranked lower because of crime rates and cost of living.

Their report also shows that Texas gained over 122,000 more residents making it the second state with the highest gain in population.

So, if you're looking to move to Texas, or you're already here and looking for a change of scenery, check out the 10 best places to live in the Lone Star State.

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As you can see, my hometown of Abilene made the list with a low unemployment rate and low cost of living. Maybe that is because many people are moving into the giant potholes that grace our city. I digress.

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