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U.S. News Ranks Best Places to Live — and Austin is No. 1

For the third year in a row, Austin tops the annual report conducted by U.S. News.  Every year, this in-depth report analyzes several factors, such as quality of life, the job market and housing affordability.  

An overall score of 7.6 punched Austin's ticket for this prestigious honor.  Net migration and Desirability were among Austin's highest scores, with Quality of Life and Job Market also placing well.

In looking at the overall report, Austin was amongst the nation's worst with regards to transit.

Other nearby cities also were in the top 50, with Dallas-Fort Worth ranking 21st, Houston at 30th and San Antonio at 34.

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Austin is one of the 15 Happiest Cities in America

What factors contribute to your happiness? In a study recently done by Wallethub, Austin ranked #14 on list of happiest cities in America! Especially with the nice weather approaching, it’s easy to be happy in Austin. There are so many opportunities, activities, and places to experience.  

For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine...