Austin #1 Best Place to live in the Country!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Good news for Austin! Once again Austin has topped the list of U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the countries best places to live! It's the third consecutive year the Texas Capital has received this top honor.

My good friend Kathy Streib who now lives in Houston texted me an article while I was in sales meeting from the Dallas News and I was so appreciative. Dallas-Forth Worth finished 21st. Thank you Kathy!

The U.S. News and World Report ranks 125  largest metro areas in the U.S. each year. Their criteria is simple and is based on:

  1. Quality of life
  2. Housing Affordability
  3. General desirability
  4. Job market strength

Austin is one of the fastest growing metro areas and as a long time resident I can affirm this is true! Opportunities for NW Austin real estate is competitive so let me assist you as your home search becomes more focused. I like to hear about your needs, your requirements and yes, even those far out, one-of-a kind items on your list of must-haves and wants. Let's talk, explore and find your new home in NW Austin.



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Kim Johnson
Realty Associates of Florida I Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

Congrats to ALL in TEXAS! We miss living there every day even though we live in Florida! Texans are the BEST!!!

Apr 10, 2019 11:42 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That bodes well for you!  I am glad that Austin is considered one the best places to live.  Wishing you a great day.  A

Apr 10, 2019 12:10 PM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie - congratulations on the great news.  Austin is a great place.

Apr 10, 2019 01:08 PM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - Texas and Austin, in particular, has a lot to offer those who are moving there. The criteria mentioned are the core reasons that will continue to attract people to areas like Austin. 

Apr 10, 2019 02:13 PM #4
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Congratulations, Dorie. It must be a good feeling to know you are living in the #1 city in the U.S. I continually hear how great Austin is. I'm jealous.

Apr 10, 2019 02:16 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- had it not been for the majority of my family living in Houston, we would have moved to Austin!!!! Keep Austin Weird is my kind of town. And, thank you for the mention. 

Apr 10, 2019 07:15 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

I believe in the same article Fayetteville, AR. ranks fourth.  That area is covered by our agency.  It's a great place. experiencing all four seasons

Apr 11, 2019 12:31 AM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

If you have the inventory to match you are sooo lucky !

Apr 11, 2019 05:15 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That is quite the honor!

I found Boston, MA and Portland, ME are in the top twenty and I live half way between the two so that is pretty cool!

Apr 11, 2019 12:15 PM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I am surprised that CT had two cities make the list, especially Hartford as high as #47

Apr 11, 2019 03:49 PM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Dorie! That doesn't surprise me at all! What does surprise me is that we fell to #20 and I'm confident it's housing affordability. Since the market has been going gangbusters, our prices have risen to historic highs, which doesn't bode well for many trying to buy their first home. 

Kudos to Austin for holding that #1 spot - it is a fabulous city, for sure!

Apr 14, 2019 10:13 AM #11
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