Snobby or Just Totally Awesome? Mansfield at a Glance
Dec 09, 2014 03:08PM
● By Kevin
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To most, this would serve as a major compliment and accomplishment. However, in a recent report by Movoto Insider, it makes Mansfield the 10th-snobbiest city in Texas.
The report claims it relied on the "magic of math" to compile its results, taking the 100 largest cities in the state, narrowing it down by median home prices, household incomes, percentage of population with a college degree, private schools per capita, performing arts per capita, art galleries per capita, and fast food restaurants per capita.
"Residents in Mansfield had the ninth highest salary in the state, which worked well for them, seeing as their homes were some of the most expensive (the median price here was close to $180,000).
"This city also had a pretty high percentage of college grads—39.88 percent. Sure, that wasn’t as high as in Coppell, where it was over 63 percent, but it’s certainly a lot better than Socorro or San Juan, where it was less than 10. So feel free to go ahead and look down your noses at them," the report by the online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif. says.
So, an online real estate brokerage... from California... has the final say? We don't think so...
Here is a list of all the reasons Mansfield is better than that!
Best Place to Live
In September, Money Magazine released its annual list of top places to live in 2014. Mansfield ranked No. 17 on the list, praised for nearly 11 percent employment growth, high household income and affordable housing. It made the list in previous years, as well, ranking No. 83 in 2007, No. 24 in 2009, and No. 30 in 2012.
With a population just south of 60,000 people Mansfield, TX was ranked #17. Highlights of Mansfield's strong ranking include nearly 11% employment growth, high household income and afford... Read More »
Developing Our Youth Through Sports
Established in 1968, the Mansfield Pee Wee Football Association builds young men and women of character, providing kids the opportunity to play football and cheer in a safe and enjoyable environment. More than 200 football players and 100 cheerleaders participate each year, learning the valuable skills of hard work, discipline, accountability, and sportsmanship, without sacrificing fun and healthy participation, regardless of athletic capability.
Mansfield Pee Wee Football Association Teaches Discipline & Hard Work Without Sacrificing Fun - Gallery
With the return of school and fall upon us a part of us start thinking of football. What better way to usher in this annual tradition than to learn more about our local youth football and... Read More »
Football is over in Mansfield with Lake Ridge now out of the hunt. Read More »
Mansfield ISD also makes solid efforts to improve athletics district-wide.
Mansfield Independent School District purchased six new turf fields this summer. With great satisfaction, the district inducted Hellas Construction into the 2014 Athletic Hall of Honor. Read More »
And did we mention the district has a great athletic trainer?
Helping Those in Need
There are quite a few organizations and efforts in Mansfield to help those in need. Mansfield Cares, Harvesting International Ministry Center, Inc., and Mansfield Animal Care & Control are just a few that we've highlighted over years.
Mansfield Cares began in 1999 with the goal of providing grocery store food vouchers to people in need during the holiday season. Since that time, the organization has grown into include ... Read More »
You may not know that Mansfield Animal Care & Control is an award winning shelter that goes way beyond the traditional ideas people have about pounds. We caught up with Manager Lori Strit... Read More »
Mansfield packs a rich history in the Mansfield Historical Museum. Vern Raven has been a driving force in showing that over the past five years. At the museum, residents and visitors can learn more about all things local, including: military/veterans, establishment/early years/founders, downtown, religion, education, early businesses, physicians, settlers and pioneers, the railroad, and growth, to name a few.
Historic Downtown Mansfield has plenty of business and entertainment. Discover Historic Mansfield has worked to provide local entertainment and culture for the past eight years.
In Mansfield we're blessed to have a wealth of local entertainment and culture that highlights our past and gives us a glimpse of our bright future. Discover Historic Mansfield has been t... Read More »
Parks and Recreation
Mansfield has an extensive park system consisting of 11 parks, 3.5 miles of hiking/biking trail, the new 80-acre Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, the Mansfield Activities Center, four athletics fields and two golf courses.
Oliver Nature Park is a Mansfield city park that is devoted to nature education and nature appreciation which held their grand opening on January 25th, 2014. The 80 acre park features dif... Read More »
Mansfield ISD also played a hand in environmental education this year by hosting the Texas Pollinator PowWow event in November.
Of course, professionally hand-painted murals are always a plus, making the two-block radius of the 100 block of N. Main Street beautiful. In May 2013, Mary and Eddie Phillips were tasked to paint 30 art pieces in 30 days in Historic Mansfield. At the top of the page is one of their beauties.
Mansfield was also ranked No. 2 on NerdWallet's 2014 Top 10 Cities on the Rise in Texas back in March (read more here).
Oh yeah, and the real estate is beautiful...
Obviously, these are just a few (humble) examples of what makes your city great. Do you have some thoughts to add? Share them with us in the comments and we'll extend this list to make it the greatest tribute to your city ever!
Then again... If we try harder, maybe we can make No. 1 next year.