Arlington has been named one of the best-run cities in the U.S. and 28th out of the 150 most-populated cities by Wallet-Hub.
In the recent list, Arlington came out as the highest-ranking city in North Texas and had the second-highest ranking in the state.
Wallet-Hub’s rankings are based on an analysis of cities using six categories – financial stability, education, health and safety, economy, infrastructure, and pollution. Each city’s credit ratings, long-term debt per capita, graduation and crime rates as well as quality of roads and job growth are factored into the rankings.
“We think we have something pretty special here in Arlington,” Arlington’s communications managers Jay Warren said in a press release. “Now, groups like WalletHub and Money Magazine, which ranked Arlington the ‘Best Big City’ in the South, are taking notice, too. This outside validation sends a message to our residents that their city government is working hard on their behalf and spending their taxpayer dollars wisely."
Arlington, which is the seventh-largest city in Texas, has over 383,000 residents.
“Arlington is able to reinvest in priority city services while still reducing the property tax rate because we provide an elevated level of service at the lowest cost possible,” Warren said in the release. “We are continuously looking for new ways to innovate, to save and to provide the highest value to our residents.”