According to livability.com, the City of Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, was rated as the #1 affordable city to live in the U.S. Cost of living expenses are 7% below the national average. This suburb of Austin offers higher than average salaries and lower than average home prices. Taxes remain low due to stellar tax collection and conservative spending by city leaders. Texas residents also get to keep more money in their pocket because we have no state income tax. Round Rock residents average tax bill is only $824 according to the city. Sure, there are cheaper places to live, but Round Rock was chosen as an affordable place to live, and somewhere someone would WANT to live.
Residents also have cheap entertainment alternatives such as the Round Rock Express baseball team, plenty of parks, playgrounds, and pools.