This city is not only great to live in, it's also a lot of fun to visit.

Which would you rather live in? A big city or a small rural town? I'm someone who has experienced both extremes. I grew up in a tiny little town and graduated with 48 classmates, many of whom I started Kindergarten with. However, I also spent some time living in New York City in Brooklyn. I can honestly say that I love both and each fills my happiness tank.

Let's talk big cities for a minute.

According to a recent census, although urban areas only account for three percent of the nation, they contain about 80 percent of the population. With so many of us living in those big cities, the question of which cities are the best to live in arises. Wallet Hub recently answered this question with their list of 2018's Best Big Cities to Live In.

Austin garnered a top 10 spot.

The financial site took into account factors like quality of public schools, life expectancy, job opportunities, property taxes and more. Austin came in at number three on the list overall with top 10 showings in specific categories like "economy" (2) and "education and health" (8). There were also several other Texas cities that landed on the list.

Here is where Texas cities ranked:

3. Austin
31. Arlington
32. Fort Worth
33. El Paso
39. San Antonio
42. Corpus Christi
50. Dallas
52. Houston