Named for John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, Tyler is USA Today's #1 pick for the best Texas city to live in. Low unemployment (3.3%), access to healthcare (nine providers for every 1,000 residents) and the lowest risk of damage from severe weather all hoist Tyler to the top of our list.

Located in east Texas just an hour from the Louisiana border, Tyler is known as the Rose Capital of America, with several million roses distributed by local companies. 

The 14-acre Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, the largest in the nation, has over 38,000 rose bushes and over 600 varieties. Once you’re done smelling the roses, there are plenty of other things to see and do: Tyler boasts 3.3 restaurants and 1.2 activities per 1,000 residents.

By: Rachel Newcomb

Source: USA Today