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Austin’s unique vibe attracts residents of all ages. News website Vocative recently named Austin the fifth best city to live in if you’re 35 and under. The website started with the 100 most populous cities in the US, then narrowed down the top 35 cities for millennials based on individual rankings in categories like food, jobs, nightlife, getting around and housing. Austin ranked high in the “food”, “nightlife” and “jobs” categories. In fact, Austin ranked number two among all the cities in the “jobs” category.
Austin’s low unemployment rate, job growth and strong tech sector combined to put the city over the top in the jobs category. Millennials also cited Austin’s entertainment options as one of the city’s perks. With festivals like SXSW (South by Southwest) and ACL (Austin City Limits), the live music scene in Austin is like no other. Live music is a nightly ritual in Austin, no matter what day of the week it is. Austin is also a great town for foodies. Whether you prefer a five-star experience, or one of the city’s many cheap barbecue joints, there’s something for everyone and every budget in Austin. Finally, the 300 days of sunshine a year and “Keep Austin Weird” vibe help keep most Austin residents good-natured and friendly. It’s hard to resist the unique atmosphere of Austin.
The state of Texas overall dominated the list of the top 35 cities for the under 35 crowd. Along with Austin, Arlington cracked the top ten at the number two spot. Fort Worth was ranked number 12, followed by Dallas, Lubbock and Houston as numbers 14, 15, and 16, respectively. Finally, the cities of Irving (number 21), Plano (number 23) and Garland (number 35) rounded out the list. Like Austin, these Texas cities made the list thanks to high rankings for jobs, food, nightlife and even affordable housing. Whether you’re in your twenties or just passing that 35 year mark, Austin makes a great city to call home. If you’re thinking about making the move to Austin, check out homes for sale in the Austin area.