Austin, TX Recently Ranked #12 Best City To Live In by Business Week

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Not shocked how bad property crime is here in Austin, it's the 2nd worst out of the top 50 list here. :O

Austin, Texas

America’s Best Places Rank: 12th
Population: 747,984
Mayor: Lee Leffingwell

Why it’s ranked: The “live music capital of the world” hosts a few of America’s best music festivals, not to mention the generally great acts that play the city’s more than 200 bars on any given night. Beyond nightlife, Austin has high numbers of park acres per person, great air quality, and low unemployment. Were it not for the second-highest rate of property crimes on this list, Austin definitely would have made our top 10.

How it ranked:
Percent with bachelor's degrees: 43.5
Percent under poverty level: 17.5
Median household income: $50,236
Violent crime rate: 523.3
Property crime rate: 6,245.5
School score: 71.89
Pro sports teams: 0
Foreclosure rate: .0046
Percent Unemployment: 6.4
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 36.8
Bars: 209
Restaurants: 1818
Museums: 88
Colleges: 8
Libraries: 46
Air Quality Index: 80
 
Info from businessweek.com
 
 

Comments (2)

Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Great job, Austin!  Even if it's tempered with a bit of "we'd be higher on the list if..." envy, it's good to see the 1st one of these in a while that's not going the "10 worst cities to raise a kid" or "5 best places to live if you want your car stolen" route.

Sep 25, 2011 12:14 PM
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Dennis,

Or  the#1 murder capital of country city like Detroit and Wash D.C have been or live in a cartel hellhole like Mexico where in the middle of freaking rush hour traffic recently two vans left 35 murdered/tortured bodies (12 were women) on the highway in front of people? :OOO

No more spring breaks for teenagers or vacations with the family to Cartelville, Carribean looks pretty darn attractive compared to Mexico. :D

Sep 25, 2011 04:19 PM