NEW YORK – Austin has ranked fifth on U.S. News & World Report‘s list of the best places to live in the nation.
Ranking first in state, the Texas Capital had an overall score of 7.3. Its quality of life and value scores were 7 and 6.5, respectively.
The report praised the city’s laid-back attitude, vibrant live music scene, and technology sector as major drivers.
Austin recently ranked 29th on U.S. News‘ list of best places to retire and 13th on its list of fastest-growing places.
Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston were also in the top 50, ranking 37th and 39th, respectively.
The rest of the top five cities were Boulder, Colo.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Fayetteville, Ark.
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Source: U.S. News & World Report