U.S News & World Report has released its list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the USA" and Austin comes in at #1. 100 metro areas were analyzed based on quality of life, job market, value of living there and people's desire to live there.
Scores were based on a scale of 10 and Austin had an overall score of 7.8. In the categories U.S News looked at this is how Austin scored:
- Desirability - 8.4
- Value - 7.3
- Job Market - 7.5
- Quality of Life - 7.3
- Net Migration - 9.8
U.S. News estimates that about 50 people move to Austin every day. Austin did score lower when it comes to cost of living with the median sales price for a single family home well above the national average.
Austin got a low score when it comes to public transport and U.S. News says we are among the worst metro areas when it comes to traffic congestion.
Here's a look at the full Top 10:
- Austin, TX
- Denver, CO (overall score 7.5)
- San Jose, CA (overall score 7.4)
- Washington, D.C. (overall score 7.3)
- Fayetteville, AR (overall score 7.3)
- Seattle, WA (overall score 7.2)
- Raleigh & Durham, NC (overall score 7.2)
- Boston, MA (overall score 7.1)
- Des Moines, IA (overall score 7.1)
- Salt Lake City, UT (overall score 7.1)
Other Texas cities on the list include Dallas-Fort Worth (#15), Houston (#20), San Antonio (#23), El Paso (#76) and McAllen (#94).
You can get a look at the full list and get more information here.