Mansfield has been rated as one of the “most livable small cities in the nation,” according to a new study by SmartAsset, an online technology and financial publication.
The study focused on 286 cities with less than 100,000 residents. SmartAsset used the following metrics to establish livability; concentration of entertainment establishments, bars, restaurants, home affordability, average commute time, housing costs, poverty and unemployment rates, healthcare sites, and percentage of residents without health insurance.
Mansfield ranks at No. 35 in the United States and No. 2 in Texas, preceded by Flower Mound, which ranked No. 4 nationally. Overall Texas has three small cities in the Top 50.
The City of Mansfield strives to be a vibrant city for people and businesses that value world-class experiences, culture, quality and a second-to-none level of community service in a hometown environment. To achieve this, the City of Mansfield follows five guiding principles known as True NORTH. NORTH is an acronym that stands for the following:
Noteworthy Essentials – The City of Mansfield will continue to deliver high-quality essential services to its residents, businesses and visitors.
Organizational Excellence — The City of Mansfield will foster a healthy environment for its own employees to maximize productivity, boost morale, attract high-quality candidates and establish itself as a destination employer.
Remarkable Experiences — The City of Mansfield will find creative and innovative ways to provide its residents, businesses and visitors with world-class amenities and experiences – above and beyond essential functions and services.
Together As One — The City of Mansfield will remain a close-knit community as growth continues. The City of Mansfield will provide world-class social infrastructure and opportunities for all of its residents to connect and enjoy remarkable experiences together.
Healthy Economy — The City of Mansfield will support and strengthen its economy in all strategic decision-making, and will leverage its assets to preserve its economic vitality.
Mansfield, Texas, is a booming city, nestled between Fort Worth and Dallas, but with a personality all its own. The city’s 76,247 citizens enjoy an award-winning school district, vibrant economy, historic downtown, prize-winning park system and community focus spread across 37 square miles. The Mansfield Record is dedicated to reporting city and school news, community happenings, police and fire news, business, food and restaurants, parks and recreation, library, historical archives and special events. The city’s only online newspaper launched in September 2020 and will offer introductory advertising rates for the first three months at three different rates.