2005 Austin Accolades, Awards and Positive Press

  • Austin ranks as the 2nd Best Place to live for Moviemakers by Moviemaker Magazine. (December 2005)
  • Hispanic magazine, for the second year in a row, ranks Austin as the Best Place to Live in America for Hispanics. (August 2005)
  • Austin is ranked the 3rd Best Wireless Place to Live in America by Livescience.com. (June 2005)
  • Austin ranks 3rd in a list of America's Most Innovative Cities by the Wall Street Journal. (October 2005)
  • Entrepreneur.com ranks Austin 9th in the Top 10 Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs. (September 2005)
  • According to Dog Fancy magazine, Austin is one of the Top 10 Cities to Be a Dog. (November 2005)
  • Austin ranks 8th of America's Cleanest Cities by Reader's Digest. (July 2005)
  • Runner's World ranks Austin 11th in the 25 Best Running Cities in America poll. (July 2005)
  • Austin makes the cut as one of the 50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live by Gregory A. Kompes. (December 2005)
  • American Way magazine features "The Top 10 Lists of Great American Music" and Austin appears on three of the lists including "great music towns," "great bigger-is-better music festivals" for the Austin City Limits Music Festival and "sacred ground" for Threadgill's restaurant. (June 2005)
  • According to Forbes.com's annual "Best Cities for Singles" list, Austin ranks #11 in the nation for singles looking to mingle. (July 2005)
  • Vegetarian Times rates Austin 2nd on the Ten Greenest Cities list. (July/August 2005)
  • Austin ranks 6th in a study by Silicon Valley naming the nation's Top Tech Hubs. The study compared business and quality-of-life issues, claiming Austin has affordable housing, electricity and state taxes. (September 2005)
  • According to Kiplinger.com, Austin is among the Coolest Cities for Young Professionals. (September 2005)