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Austin is Currently the Best U.S. City to Live


According to recent research conducted by MONEY, Austin is the best U.S. city to currently live in. After analyzing big cities, with populations of 300,000 and more, Austin had the best of the best for city living: attractions, iconic neighborhoods, a relatively low cost of living, and promising job growth.

From 2017-2022, Austin’s projected job growth is 10.9 percent. But the thriving job environment is not Austin’s only valuable quality. The city is culturally diverse and unique with memorable food and music.

Among other notable praises, restaurant-rating Zagat dubbed Austin the second-most-exciting food city in the U.S. And Austin’s thriving music scene and legendary festivals, like SXSW and the ACL Music Festival, are annual traditions enjoyed by locals and international fans.

“Once you do land a job, you won’t have to worry about how to entertain yourself. Dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is bursting with talent and more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation.”

Shaina Mishkin and Allana Akhtar | MONEY

Austin is a fast up and coming city to live with a median home sale price of $326,562 and an impressive job growth spurred by small businesses and a budding tech sector that includes Apple, Dell, IBM, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.


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