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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 is the 8th safest city for drivers

—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. 6 in the top 10 best cities to retire in - Patch.com

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 #2 of the Top 10 Cities for Frugal Retirees - Money-Rates.com

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 - LaredoBuzz.com, 2018

Kiplinger Newsletter - 10 Cheapest US Cities to live in 2018 (Brownsville & Harlingen listed also just FYI)

McAllen was ranked #1 in the list of boomtown cities of rising salaries - CNBC, 2018

Americans are flocking to these 10 cities where salaries are rising

Exploring-USA lists McAllen as #20 on their list of the top 25 safest cities in America

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

Keep McAllen Beautiful was awarded the Gold Star Award from Keep Texas Beautiful & the President's Award from Keep America Beautiful (2018)

A total of 76 Awards given to the City of McAllen from the 2018 Texas Festivals and Events Conference 2018. 35 of the awards for the McAllen Holiday Parade.

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

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