What Homes Look Like in the Best Place to Live in the U.S.

Every year, MONEY releases its list of the best places to live in the United States. Topping 2018’s list is Frisco, Texas, a city of about 180,000 located half an hour north of Dallas. With excellent job growth, high-quality public schools, and 232 clear days per year, it’s easy to see why the town is so appealing. The median family income is about $129,118, and the median home price $349,000.

With that in mind, we decided to take a look at what homes look like in the best place to live in America. Here’s a sampling of houses on the market right now in Frisco.

Square feet: 3,046
Listing price: $359,900

This 2001 home oozes Southern charm via its columns and front porch. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one half bathroom, but residents likely spend most of their time enjoying the backyard pergola and large patio.

Square feet: 6,434
Listing price: $1,795,000

Built just last year, this New Orleans-style model home is located on an oversized corner lot. It comprises five bedrooms, five full baths, and two half baths as well as study and media rooms.

Square feet: 5,177
Listing price: $749,500

This stately 2007 home, with five beds and five baths, was built for entertaining. From the basketball hoop, media room, and spacious kitchen to the fire pit, pool, and hot tub, guests will never want to leave.

Square feet: 3,429
Listing price: $509,900

An open floor plan is just one of the highlights of this 2011 home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. A large stone fireplace sets a cozy scene in the family room, and the study just off the entry makes a great home office.

Square feet: 3,236
Listing price: $360,000

Location, location, location! This 2005 home, featuring five beds and three baths, is situated on a corner lot next to a swimming pool and a park. Plenty of natural light floods the open floor plan.

Square feet: 4,901
Listing price: $899,000

In this 2015 home, the kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a six-burner gas cooktop and a large island. Meanwhile, the backyard is a veritable oasis, featuring a pool, two living areas, a play area, an outdoor kitchen, and mesmerizing water features.

Square feet: 4,278
Listing price: $599,000

Backing up to a greenbelt, this 2006 home features five bedrooms and four baths as well as a media room and multiple living and dining areas.

Square feet: 1,470
Listing price: $272,000

This 1992 home would make a great starter house, featuring three beds and two baths. Wood floors and a living room fireplace add warmth. The downstairs bathroom was recently updated.

Square feet: 14,788
Listing price: $5,295,000

This 2013 Mediterranean mansion has major curb appeal. Situated on nearly two acres, its design was inspired by fine hotels across the globe. In addition to eight beds, nine full baths and three half baths, it comprises a two-story theater, a six-car garage, and a two-story master closet.

Square feet: 2,211
Listing price: $269,000

Nature lovers will appreciate the mature trees and proximity to a park, a creek, and bike trails that this 1990 home affords. A dual brick fireplace separates the two main living areas, and it has four beds, two full baths, and one half bath.

Square feet: 2,579
Listing price: $355,000

Located in a golf course community, this 2004 home has an open floor plan and is chock full of upgrades such as wood flooring, designer lighting, and a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen. It features four beds and three baths.

Square feet: 3,234
Listing price: $409,000

The owners of this 1998 home can choose between fishing in a private pond and hitting the golf course when not enjoying the house’s game room and media room. Amid the four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, touches like crown molding and built-ins abound.

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