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Austin, Texas Named Best Place to Live in the U.S.


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If you are on the hunt to move to a new place, you may want to take a vacation to Austin, Texas to check everything out.

For the third year in a row, the Texan capital has been voted “Best Place to Live in the U.S.” by the U.S. News & World Report.


The Austin metro-area has a population of just over two million, has a median home price of $292,500 and a median annual salary of $51,840.

“For the third year in a row, Austin is the No. 1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. The capital of Texas continues to receive interest from the tech industry, contributing to a strong job market and high desirability among Americans as a place to live,” U.S. News & World Report says of Austin. “Aside from the job opportunities, new residents are attracted to Austin for its eclectic arts and music scene, which are highlighted in the annual South by Southwest festival, which features music, film and television attractions.”


Rounding out the top ten best places to live, according to U.S. News & World Report are:

1. Austin, Texas
2. Denver, Colorado
3. Colorado Springs, Colorado
4. Fayetteville, Arkansas
5. Des Moines, Iowa
6. Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota
7. San Francisco, California
8. Portland, Oregon
9. Seattle, Washington
10. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina


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