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McAllen Accolades & Rankings

McAllen recognized Best Places to Launch a Small Business – CNN Money, 2009

McAllen was ranked No. 3 Best City for Future Job Growth – Forbes, 2014

McAllen ranks #1 among Texas cities in ACTUAL retail sales per household. –Claritas, 2014

—McAllen ranked 7th safest city in America - Smartasset.com, 2015

—McAllen, one of the best cities for future growth -Forbes, 2015

—Best mid-size city for careers - Forbes, 2015

McAllen 8th safest city for drivers – Allstate, 2016

—McAllen is now ranked #1 in the country among the 470 communities participating in LMCTC -Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties - Initiated by Michelle Obama, 2016

—Most affordable city to live in the US for 24 consecutive months, ACCRA – Cost of Living Index report in a quarterly basis, 2017

—COST OF LIVING Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen's cost of living is 17.10% Lower than the U.S. average. –Sperling’s Best Places, 2018

—McAllen ranked as the nation’s No. 1 most affordable place to retire - Smartasset Magazine, 2018

—5th best city to live with a $100k salary

These Are the Best (and Worst) Cities to Live in on a $100,000 Salary

These are the most affordable American cities on a six-figure salary

McAllen ranked #34 in 2018 Best American Small Cities - Resonance Consultancy, 2018

McAllen ranked #17 most popular large cities to relocate - MoveBuddha, 2018

McAllen ranked #6 among best places to retire - DaveRamsey.com., 2018

McAllen Named The Best For Frugal Retirees - Smart Assets, 2018

Top 10 City in the US with the Biggest Influx of People, the Most Work Opportunities, and the Hottest Business Growth - ATT.NET, 2018

McAllen ranked 8th in U.S. for community pride – LawnStarter 2018

McAllen was ranked #1 in the list of boomtowns cities of rising salaries – CNBC , 2018

Americans are flocking to these 10 cities where salaries are rising

McAllen ranked #1 in the list of American cities where 1 Million Dollars goes the furthest after retirement – Ghana Nation, 2018

22 American cities where $1 million goes the furthest during retirement

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