Can where you live affect your life expectancy? Maybe

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s data show the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.8 years. But the National Center for Health Statistics, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems have analyzed the data further to assess life expectancy at the neighborhood level. The findings show life expectancy rates can vary greatly, even from block to block. Enter a specific address or ZIP code at to see life expectancies in a specific census tract, county, state, and the U.S.

The international appeal of Texas

Texas ranked third in the nation for number of homes purchased by international buyers between April 2017 and March 2018, according to the latest Texas International Homebuyers Report published by the Texas REALTORS®. Find the full report at

  • $10.89 billion worth of homes were purchased by foreign buyers in Texas, accounting for 9% of all international dollar volume in the U.S.
  • 6 Texas metropolitan statistical areas were in the top 50 nationwide for immigration.
  • 38% of foreign buyers from Mexico who purchased homes in the U.S. chose Texas.

Frisco tops Money magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Live ranking

In its 2018 Best Places to Live ranking, Money magazine found that the leading cities were all places where the cost of living matched incomes, including in top-ranked Frisco.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metro city of over 160,000 residents led the list of Money‘s assessment of schools, local economies, and other community traits to find the most desirable places to live in the U.S.

Part of the city’s appeal, according to Money, is its relatively low cost of living compared with high incomes and booming job growth. “A typical Frisco family could pay off a new home in less than half the time it would take a Bostonian one to do so,” Money writes.

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