ATX is #1 Again!

Best Places in the US to Live!

April 10, 2019

ATX Traffic shot by HR

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Austin did it again! For the 3rd year in a row , ATX was #1 for Best Place to Live in the US, and #4 Best Place to Retire.  

Dallas - Fort Worth  #21, Houston #30 & San Antonio #34

Austin, TX Quick Stats

  • METRO POPULATION: 2,000,590 
  • AVERAGE ANUAL SALARY: $51,840  
  • AVGE HIGH / LOW TEMPS:  79.7° / 54.8° Love to have the average temps like this  through out the year
  • MEDIAN AGE: 34.2    I moved to ATX when I was 35  
  • MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $292,500   
  • AVG ANNUAL RAINFALL: 32.3 inches  
  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 2.9%  
  • MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT: $1,155  Wish I had the average rent price in ATX.
  • AVG COMMUTE TIME: 26.8 minutes  This average is a good day of travel in ATX for me. 
  • ATX stats broken down even more including zip code commute


Top 10 (of 125) Best Places to Live in the US 

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Denver, CO
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
  4. Fayetteville, AR
  5. Desmoines, IA   
  6. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Raleigh & Durham, NC

The rest of the 125 places! 

How do you feel about the rankings? 

*I know ATX is a Great place to Live, so this makes me Happy. Although, it also makes me unhappy. The more peeps who move here, the worse the traffic, rent goes up& crime increases! That's just what happens in a city when #s grow. But there is much more Positive / Happy than the other.  We will just have to learn to be NICER to each other. Try working on PATIENCE. It's much better than everyone moving away, and having a dying city. So think of the brighter side of population growth in ATX, even when the 'Road Rage' is ready to set it. Crank up the Mix tunes & SCREAM along while creeping on Mopac, IH35, 360 ...  wishing the average time was 26 minutes in traffic most days in ATX!  Heather