San Antonio led all U.S. cities in the Veterans United Home Loans annual ranking of best places for veterans to live. Six other Texas locations ranked in the top 20: Arlington (3), Fort Worth (9), Corpus Christi (12), El Paso (14), Irving (17), and Lubbock (19).

The study assessed 20 variables related to affordability, employment, availability of VA benefits, and quality of life in the 100 most populous cities. Areas ranked include only cities, not metro areas.

Texas also dominated a second Veterans United Home Loans list of the most affordable U.S. cities for veterans in 2020, with the top five cities located in the Lone Star State. Laredo was ranked first, followed by Corpus Christi, Lubbock, El Paso, and San Antonio.