Longtime Austinites and new transplants alike could have told you this, but one new report confirms that Austin is one of the best cities in the U.S.
The new study from Best Cities, powered by Resonance Consultancy, puts Austin at No. 15 among the best cities in the country. Six Texas cities made the ranking, including Houston at No. 11 and Dallas at No. 14.
Best Cities praises Austin as 'a place that’s incredibly livable. Talk to any entrepreneur leaving Silicon Valley or Seattle and chances are they’ve considered Austin.'
The Best Cities website points to a number of Austin’s assets, such as:
• Growing presence of Fortune 500 headquarters
• Comparatively low unemployment rate
• Location of the University of Texas’ flagship campus
Status as the Live Music Capital of the World
• Home of the annual SXSW gathering
Best Cities notes that while Austin grabs much of the best-city attention, “the promise of the Lone Star State drawing Californians and New Yorkers is quietly being fulfilled in..."
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