Austin Claims Title: Best Place to Live in the Nation

Posted by Monte Davis on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 1:54pm

The highly-coveted U.S. News & World Report ranking for the Best Place to Live in the Nation has been released and, what may come as no surprise to many, Austin claimed the No. 1 spot – for the second consecutive year! According to the publication, “People are drawn to the Texas capital’s music, outdoor spaces and cultural institutions.”

Of the 125 cities included in the ranking, the best place to live was determined by the following five factors: desirability, value, job market, quality of life and net migration. Overall, Austin scored a 7.7 out of 10. Here’s the breakdown: 

Desirability: 8.9
Value: 7.1
Job Market: 7.4
Quality of Life: 7.1
Net Migration: 9.4

These factors show which cities in the world offer residents the most fulfilled life – socially, physically and financially.

Other Texas cities to appear on the list include San Antonio at No. 14, Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 18 and Houston at No. 26. 

To learn more about Texas’ capital city - quick stats, cost of living, weather, the best way to get around, average commute times, age distribution, attractions and more – click here

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