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.