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SOUTH TEXAS CITIES BY THE RANKINGS Efficient Spending on Education 28 (Rankings) 29 11 Corpus Christi San Antonio Source: WalletHub. . . . lack of sports facilities and outdoor environment, as well as low participation of recreation from residents. QUALITY OF LIFE A community’s overall quality of life depends on a multitude of factors, some which can be subjective. Due in part to its climate, residents in South Texas tend to lack outdoor activities. In the WalletHub survey specifically for an active lifestyle, Laredo is ranked last among 100 U.S. cities due to its lack of sports facilities and outdoor environment, as well as low participation of recreation from residents. The rankings for Corpus Christi and San Antonio are similarly low. Cities for an Active Lifestyle (Rankings) 100 90 88 Corpus Christi Laredo San Antonio Source: WalletHub. Despite a lack of recreational activities, cities in South Texas fare quite well for families to live in. The WalletHub survey balances measures of family activities and fun, and health and safety with education and child care, and housing affordability. Except Brownsville, those South Texas cities included in the survey receive high scores for the levels of education and child care in addition to high housing affordability. Annual Review of South Texas Economy