Is Austin the Best City to Live in?

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 7:20am.

Austin, TX Most Americans have a tendency to think their city is the best. After all, they chose to live there and it’s their home- it’s only natural. And anyone who has lived in Austin, TX can confirm that our city is no exception to this phenomenon. Austin’s emphasis on supporting local businesses, keeping the city weird and having immense pride in all things “Austin” is simply a way of life. But what really counts when we claim our city is the best is the praise we receive from outside sources. Over the last few years, Austin has made national headlines time and again as one of the top, if not the number one city in the nation (and we agree wholeheartedly). But in case you still need convincing, check out our list of the top awards and recognitions Austin has received in the last twelve months alone. Austin Ranks #1 for…
  • Destinations on the Rise according to Trip Advisor
  • #1 on Forbes’ list of Best Big Cities for Jobs
  • Healthiest small-business climate in the South for the third year in a row according to On Numbers
  • Best American city for small businesses according to the Austin Business Journal
  • University of Texas at Austin remains #1 on Austin Business Journal’s list of Colleges & Universities
  • Most “Connected City according to Jones Lang Lasalle
  • #1 on New Geography’s list of Best Large City for Job Growth in the Next 2 Years
  Austin is #2 for…
  • Best Cities to buy a home right now- Forbes
  • #2 on The Fiscal Times’ list of the Top Cities People Are Moving to in 2012
  • According to, Austin ranks #2 in the nation among hotspots for technology startups
  • ranks Austin as the second-best investment market in the nation
  • #2 on Kiplinger’s Best Cities for Young Adults
  We were also included on many top 10 lists:
  •  Round Rock (2) and Austin (3) are among the fastest growing cities in America according to recent census data
  • Women’s Health Magazine ranked Austin #4 on their list of Healthiest Cities for Women
  • The Daily Beast ranked Austin as the 4th best city to find a date in
  • Jones Lang LaSalle ranks Austin as #5 in the nation for major technology markets
  • #5 best BBQ in the nation according to U.S. News (Neighboring Lockhart was ranked #2)
  • CQ Press ranked Austin 6th in the nation for lowest crime rate
  • Upstart Journal includes Austin on its list of Top 7 Cities with Most Tech Jobs
  • Among 50 organizations ranked for the largest purchaser overall of green power, Austin ranked #8 according to the U.S. EPA’s Protection Green Power Partnership
  • #8 on Forbes’ list of cities where a paycheck stretches the furthest
  • #8 on Business Week’s Best Cities in America
  • 9th fittest large city in the nation according to MapMyFitness
  • #9 on Forbes’ list of best cities in the country for business and careers
  • 10th most vegetarian-friendly city in America according to GrubHub Inc.
  • 10th best city for college grads according to
  Austin was ranked among the best cities in the nation for a variety of other categories:
  • 13th largest U.S. city according to the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of America’s Best Burger Cities ranks Austin as #13
  • Corporate Knights designates Austin as the 17th Greenest City in America
  • Adecco Staffing U.S. ranks Austin as one of the best cities to find work in America
  • Included in Lucky Magazine’s best 25 cities for shopping
  • St. Edward’s is considered one of “America’s Best Colleges” according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Texas State University was recognized as an emerging research university by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • The University of Texas at Austin is top ranked on Kiplinger’s list of Best Value Texas Schools
  • Global Language Monitor includes Austin in the Top Global Fashion Capitals
  • ranks Austin as a top city for food
  • One of America’s top cities for health and fitness according to American Fitness Index
  • The Atlantic Cities includes Austin in its list of Top U.S. Cities for new home construction
  While it’s great to read all of the praise Austin continues to receive, we believe it’s better to experience our great city by making it your own. If you’re considering moving to Austin, TX we’d be delighted to help you search Austin homes. If you’re ready to find the perfect home in one of the nation’s best cities, be sure to contact Reilly Realtors, today!    

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