I’m sure you’ve noticed that Austin, Texas SHOWS UP ON EVERY GOD FORSAKEN ‘BEST OF’ LIST THAT HAS COME OUT OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS.
Many times Austin is ranked in the top ten. Sometimes it’s voted number one.
Now, how do you like them apples, huh?
I’ll be honest. I moved to Austin with $500 in my pocket, no job, and only what I could fit into my car based off of these lists because I’m obsessed with lists in general.
I LOVE THE CRAP OUT OF LISTS!
So, below, I’ve compiled some of the best ‘Best Of’ lists I’ve come across where Austin is named.
What have I learned from these lists? 1.) That Forbes has a big ol’ boner for Austin 2.) That if I ever join the armed forces and then retire, I’ll be very happy here 3.) That I should take up golfing again, especially so I’ll be really good by the time I retire from the military 4.) That Austin is THE BEST PLACE ON THE PLANET, DUH!
Austin is featured on so many lists, I didn’t know how to break them down! So, the list goes in order of ranking (and truth be told, I could have kept this list going, but I had to stop somewhere!)
Forbes- America’s Best Cities for Young Adults #1 out of 10
Portfolio- Best Cities for Young Adults #1 out of 67
Kiplinger- 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade #1 out of 10
Forbes- Best Cities for Jobs #1 out of 10
Yahoo Finance- Best Bargain Cities #1 out of 10
Sperling’s Best Places- Best Cities for Dating #1 out of 10
Golf.com- 10 Best Golf Cities #1 out of 10
CNN- Best Big City to Live In#2 out of 10
Military.com- Best Cities for Military Retirees #3 out of 10
Travel and Leisure- America’s Best Music Cities #3 out of 30
Forbes- Best U.S. Cities to Earn a Living #4 out of 10
Outside Magazine- America’s Best Cities #4 out of 10
Wired- Top Tech Towns #4 out of 10 1/07
Kiplinger- 50 Smart Places to Live#5 out of 50
The Daily Beast- 25 Best Cities for College Grads #5 out of 25
Forbes- Best Cities for Singles #8 out of 40
Business Week- Best Cities for Tech Jobs #8 out of 60
The Advocate- Gayest Cities #9 out of 25
CNN- 25 Best Places to Retire #9 out of 25
Forbes- Best Cities for Young Professionals #10 out of 40
Bicycling.com- Top 50 Cities for Bicycling #11 out of 50
Forbes- Best Shopping Cities #12 out of 25
MSNBC- 100 Best Places to Raise a Family #14 out of 100