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Austin Rankings

Austin Rankings PictureIt's no question Austin is one of the best places to live in the United States. The Austin Metro area continues to rank amongst the nation's highest in practically every category. From job growth, to affordable home prices, to dating, fitness, and investment benefits, Austin and other metro cities achieve top ranks in various news and media sources. Below are just a few of the national recognition the City of Austin has achieved.

 

Real Estate

Inman News
- Top 10 Markets To Invest In (Austin Ranked #2)
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Forbes Magazine
- Top 5 Cities Where Americans are Relocating (Austin ranked #2)
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Forbes
- America's Best Bargain Cities (Austin Ranked #1)
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U.S. Census Bureau via Austin Business Journal
- Austin 2nd Fastest Growing City in the Nation
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 Builder
- The Healthiest Housing Markets of 2009 (Austin Ranked #2)
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U.S. Census Bureau
- Fastest Growing Cities in America (Round Rock ranked #2, Austin ranked #9)
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AFIRE via Austin Business Journal
- Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE): World's Best Cities for Investment (Austin tied for # 11)
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 CNN
- 100 Best Places To Live And Launch (Georgetown Ranked #2)
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Yahoo! Real Estate
- Best Cities To Buy A Home (Austin Ranked #2)
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Forbes
- Best U.S. Housing Markets (Austin Ranked #9)
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Entrepreneur.com
- Best and Worst Places to Buy a House in 2008 (Round Rock-Killeen-Austin ranked #1 Best)
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Yahoo! Real Estate
- Top Home Sellers' Markets (Austin Ranked #3)
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Forbes
- America's Recession-Proof Cities (Austin Ranked #3)
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CNN Money
- Best Small Cities To Live in 2008 (Round Rock Ranked #7)
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Community Impact
- Fastest Growing City in Texas (Hutto ranked #1)
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ECONOMY / JOBS 

CNN Money
- 10 Fastest Growing Cities (Austin ranked #1 - Also ranked lowest unemployment rate in the US for metro areas with population greater than 1 million- 4.7%)
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Ajilon Professional Staffing
- 10 Best Cities to Find A Job (Austin ranked #2)
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Brookings Institute
- Global Economic Recovery Study (Austin ranked #1 in U.S., #26 in world)
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Payscale
- Best Cities for Jobs (Austin/Round Rock ranked #1)
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Forbes
- Best Cities for Jobs (Austin ranked #1)
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Forbes
- Best Places For Business and Careers (Austin ranked #8)
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Yahoo!
- Top 10 Cities for Jobs (Austin Ranked #7)
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Forbes
- Best Cities for Jobs in 2008 (Austin Ranked #3 overall)
Ranked #1 for Income Growth
Ranked #2 for Job Growth
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ABC News
- Top 5 Cities for Hot Jobs (Austin Ranked #3) 
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MISCELLANEOUS

Value Penguin
- Most Educated Cities in America (Austin ranked #6, #1 in Texas)
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CNBC
- Top 10 Perfect Suburbs (Round Rock ranked #8)
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Inman News
- Top 10 Metros for Newlyweds (Austin ranked - list in no particular order)
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Yahoo Shine
- America's 10 Best Places to Stay Young (Austin ranked #8)
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CBS Money Watch
- Top 10 Cities for Single Women (Austin ranked #3)
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CQ Press
- America's City Crime Rankings 2010-2011
(Round Rock ranked #2 safest in Texas, #9 safest in America)
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USA Today & Portfolio.com
- Least Stressful Large Metro Areas (Austin ranked #5)
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The Daily Beast
- 20 Brainiest Cities in America (Austin-Round Rock ranked #16)
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Kiplinger's
- 10 Best Cities For The Next Decade (Austin ranked #1)
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Men's Health
- Leanest Cities in America (Austin ranked #5 / Received 'A' Score)
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Forbes
- Best Cities for Singles 2009 (Austin ranked on various measures)
Ranked #1 for Job Growth 
Ranked #6 for Singles
Ranked #10 for Coolness
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Men's Fitness
- Top 25 Fittest and Fattest Cities in the U.S. (Austin ranked #17 Fittest)
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Kiplinger
- Best Cities for Young Singles (Austin Ranked #3)
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Yahoo! Travel
- Seven Great Places for a Long Weekend (Austin Ranked #2)
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Reuters
- Survey: America's Cleanest City (Austin Ranked #3)
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Kiplinger
- Best Cities to Live, Work, & Play (Austin Ranked #6)
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