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Tubers enjoy sun and suds on New Braunfels' Comal River.
The beer- and sausage-positive bedroom community of New Braunfels has been named one of the best places in America
to live on a middle class salary.
Financial tech group Smart Asset arrived at that conclusion by comparing the average U.S. family's salary — $55,000, according to the U.S. Census — against U.S. communities' costs and quality of life factors.
New Braunfels grabbed the list's No. 24 slot thanks to a high number of entertainment options and relatively low housing costs. Overall, Midwestern towns fared the best, with Fargo, N.D.; Billings, Mont.; and Appleton, Wis., claiming the top three spots respectively.
One other Texas city made the top 25 — Amarillo, which ranked a formidable 16th. Even so, we led with New Braunfels because we'd wager most of you prefer summer tubing and October oompa music to fall tumbleweeds and Panhandle winters.
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