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Austin-Round Rock the Sixth Most Educated Metro in the U.S.

April 15, 2016

Austin-Round Rock is the sixth most educated metro area in the country, according to personal finance website ValuePenguin. Based on a study of data from the 200 most populous metropolitan statistical areas in the United States, ValuePenguin looked at factors such as level of schooling attainment, education in relation to poverty, school quality, and educationRead More

Austin Population Surpasses Two Million, Texas Leads the Nation in Population Growth

April 8, 2016

Austin, Texas has reached a new population record, surpassing the two-million mark, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau also reported that four Texas metro areas — Austin-Round Rock, San Antonio-New Braunfels, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington — collectively added more people in 2015 than any other state, adding about 412,000 people. Houston-TheRead More

Graduate Programs at UT Ranked among Nation’s Best

March 22, 2016

More than 40 graduate programs at the University of Texas at Austin rank in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” and three programs rank number one in the United States. The three programs named top in the nation in their respective disciplines are accounting in theRead More

U.S. News Ranks Austin as #2 Best City to Live

March 10, 2016

U.S. News & World Report has released its latest rankings for Best Places to Live in the United States, with Austin taking the second spot in the nation for its quality of life, job market, the value of living here, and people’s desire to live here. Austin’s overall score was 7.7 out of 10. Denver,Read More

Austin, Texas: America’s Most Popular Relocation Destination

March 2, 2016

If it ever was a secret, it seems word definitely is out now about the high quality of life in Austin, Texas. Data from the United States Census shows the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area is the number one relocation destination in the U.S. among metro areas with a million residents or more. The Austin areaRead More

Round Rock Fourth in Nation for Affordability

February 10, 2016

Round Rock, Texas has been named the fourth most affordable city in the United States on Livability’s 2016 Top Ten Affordable Places to Live report. The fourth place ranking is a drop from last year’s first place finish but still puts an attractive spin on this suburban community just north of Austin. In fact, theRead More

Austin Ranked the #1 City in America for Young Families

February 10, 2016

ValuePenguin has ranked Austin as the top city in the nation for young families on its Best Cities for Young Families in 2016 report. Based on 16 different factors, the capital city ranked tops out of 156 compared cities. Of the five factors ValuePenguin considered the most important for young families, Austin ranked third forRead More

U-Haul: Austin Third in Country for Moving

February 10, 2016

Austin took the third spot in the United States for its net gain of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals for 2015, according to U-Haul’s Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities for 2015. While third place is two spots below its number one spot for 2014, Austin saw six percent more U-Haul arrivals year-over-year,Read More

Forbes Declares Austin America’s #1 Next Boomtown

January 27, 2016

Forbes has declared Austin, Texas the next top boomtown in America, based on its potential to prosper in the next decade. Forbes compared 53 metropolitan areas with populations of over one million and ranked percentage of children ages five to 14, birth rate, net domestic migration, percentage of the population ages 25-44 with a bachelor’sRead More

Austin Ranks Fourth on Milken’s Top 25 Best Performing Cities

January 20, 2016

Weighing factors such as job creation, wage gains, and technology trends, the Milken Institute has ranked Austin as the number four best-performing large city in the nation. However, this ranking is down two spots from last year’s ranking, when it was second among the nation’s best-performing cities. In 2013, Austin was ranked the top cityRead More