Austin Texas Named Best City To Live In America For Another Year

Posted by Kent Redding on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 12:56pm

 

By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Thanks to a recent article in the Statesman we know that Austin has once again been named the best city to live in America.

There are a variety of reasons to love living in Austin including a wide variety of things to do, great events, awesome live music, fantastic food and so much more.

There Are So Many Reasons To Live In Austin

Austin continues to beat out other top cities like Colorado Springs and Portland Oregon every year because the city also benefits from great home prices (when compared to the rest of the country), low taxes and high job growth.

Last year, Austin knocked Denver from the No. 1 spot on U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” And this year, it didn’t budge. 

As in years past, the publication ranked the 125 largest cities in the country based on a variety of factors and data. Five indexes were used to compile the list: job market, value, quality of life, desirability and net migration. Cities were graded on each of these indexes on a 10-point scale, which were then averaged for an overall score. 

Overall, Austin earned a 7.7 out of 10. Of the measurements, and unsurprisingly, Austin scored highest in the net migration category with 9.4. Austin also scored high in the desirability index with an 8.9. 

The top 10 cities are:

1. Austin

2. Colorado Springs, Colorado

3. Denver

4. Des Moines, Iowa

5. Fayetteville, Arkansas

6. Portland, Oregon 

7. Huntsville, Alabama

8. Washington, D.C. 

9. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

10. Seattle

Nine other Texas cities were included on the list, but didn’t make the top 10:

14. San Antonio
18. Dallas
26. Houston
90. Killeen
105. El Paso
106. Corpus Christi
113. Beaumont
115. McAllen
121. Brownsville

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