11 Times Austin Has Been #1 in the News


We’re taking a look at 11 of the best reasons that make Austin, TX one of the best places to live!


  1. Fastest growing city in America for 4 years straight

It’s no secret that Austin is growing. Fast. With more and more people joining the Austin community every day and contributing to the livelihood and magic that makes this town so special to everyone. Austin continues to top the charts in economic growth and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.


  1. Best tech city worldwide

Often dubbed “Silicon Hills” by many in the tech industry. Austin is home to many tech corporations and startups who thrive on the large talent pool of individuals who flock to Austin to take part in this ever-expanding industry.


  1. Best in wildlife protection

Move over Gotham City, because we are a little “batty” when it comes to protecting wildlife. Especially when it comes to the protection of one of our greatest tourist attractions, the 1.5 million bats that make Congress Bridge their home.


  1. Best dating scene

Single? No problem here. Austin has plenty to do for first-date ideas and even more for couples who make their home here. Austin also tops some of the charts for best places to start a family.


  1. Best city for dogs

Dog lovers rejoice! With many dog parks and dog friendly bars and stores, your pup will be in doggy heaven. Many businesses also allow their employees to bring in their dogs.


  1. Best in BBQ

You may have to wait for Franklin’s BBQ but there is a reason why the line fills up very quickly in the morning: It’s the best thing you’ll put in your mouth. There are also other delicious options around the area that should satisfy your cravings.


  1. Best food trucks in America

Foodies will not have to look far to find new and unique fusions of a wide array of various cultures. You can probably try a new dish every day for a year and still have plenty of other selections to choose from. Personally, I am fond of the kimchi fries from Chi’lantro.


  1. Best in Vegan choices

BBQ may not be for everyone and that’s okay! There are still many delicious vegan choices for the health conscious individuals and Austin has an ever growing vegan culture to offer those with strict dietary restrictions.


  1. Best in music

It wouldn’t be Austin without a music scene. Every night you can expect to find a music gig happening around the town. Not to mention the many music festivals that attract thousands of people from all around the world. What’s your favorite genre? You’ll find it in Austin.


  1. Best for entrepreneurs

Looking to strike it out on your own? Austin has some of the best resources available for upcoming startups to quickly make an impact in their industry. It also helps that UT-Austin is one of the world’s top colleges and provides an amazing assortment of educated individuals looking to grow with blossoming companies.


  1. Best for telecommuters

The companies that call Austin their home are also some of the best places for those who need to work from home. This is largely thanks to a growing infrastructure of high-speed Internet access. Perfect for those freelancers who rely on high-speed to transmit large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.


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