Which community from this fair state finished near the top? Count down the top ten below, complete with photos and excerpts from Movoto text, followed by an explanation about methodology.
We [begin] our tour of America's happiest mid-sized cities in the Lone Star State, where smiles certainly aren't an endangered species -- especially not in McKinney. Maybe it has something to do with all that wedded bliss in the air? That wouldn't be surprising considering more people in McKinney are married than in any other place on our top 10 list: 63 percent, resulting in an eighth place overall rank for marriage....Number 9: Thousand Oaks, California
Thousand Oaks was also named one of our safest mid-sized cities recently, but that's not the only reason its residents are smiling. In addition to that distinction, which earned it an eighth-place finish on this list in terms of safety, it also placed sixth overall for income (with 9 percent of households making under $25,000 a year) and ninth overall for home ownership (more than 70 percent of its houses are owner-occupied).....Continue to keep counting down the ten happiest mid-sized U.S. cities according to Movoto.