Austin Earns Top Honors in National City Rankings
published on January 7, 2012
Local Austinites have known their city is one of the best places to live in the United States, whether home is a darling single family stunner in Great Hills or an Austin luxury home in Eanes ISD, and now multiple publications have made it official. In 2010, Austin was recognized as the number one performing metropolitan area in the United States, affirming the City’s national reputation as a thriving center of human capital and innovation that attracts businesses while contributing to a prosperous regional economy.
2011 finished as an equally banner year, with recognition from a wide range of publications that noted Austin for strong job growth and a high quality of living. These “best of” findings include, among others:
– Ranked 1st by Forbes for Best Big Cities for Jobs. Forbes also ranked Austin as 7th Best Place for Business overall and 3rd for ‘Biggest Brain Magnet’.
– Ranked 1st in ‘Small-Business Vitality’ by American City Business Journals.
– Ranked 8th among the top 10 socially-networked cities by Men’s Health.
– Second among cities considered an IT startup ‘Hot Spot’ by PayScale, Inc.
– Top 20 of the Strongest Performing Metropolitan Areas in the U.S. by the Brookings Institution.
– Top 10 U.S. Cities with Cheapest Cost of Living.
– Ranked 3rd Cleantech City in the U.S. by CleanTechies.
– Top 8 ‘Best American Cities to Live and Work In’ by Business Review.
– Number 2 on ‘Ten Best Cities to Find a Job’ list by Ajilon Professional Staffing.
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