It is not a surprise to those who already reside in Austin, that the U.S. News & World Report ranks the “Live Music Capital of the World” as the number one, best city in the United States to live in.
FACT: Austin, Texas is number one in Best Places to Live ranking of a hundred metropolitan areas in the United States. The survey of the Best Places to Live was conducted by the reputable U.S News’ researchers, who comparatively evaluated each metro area’s quality of life, job market, value of living, and the desirability of the people to live there.
Mayor Steve Adler in response to hearing U.S. News’ ranking of Austin:
“We celebrate what we’re doing right to be ranked first, recognizing it also highlights the accompanying affordability, equity, and mobility challenges that our city faces… Inherent in that ranking is the strength to manage growth so we can preserve Austin’s special spirit.”
Austin’s special spirit is found in the Texas capital’s live music, laid back lifestyle, outdoor spaces, high-tech jobs, and cultural institutions; serving as attractions for the estimated 150+ people who move to Austin every day. Austin’s new inhabitants range from university students, professionals, families, and retirees.
New residents will learn that Austin has a plethora of activities such as hiking, bicycle riding, jogging, kayaking, or canoeing in one of the 250+ parks the city offers. Austinites’ love for sports is filled by the wearing of burnt orange, tailgating, and packing the sports arenas for the University of Texas Longhorns- HOOK ‘EM! The Live Music Capital of the World does not disappoint, as Austin has many establishments where residents can enjoy great food and good tunes.
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