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
AOL’s Daily Finance- America’s 11 Best Cities for Telecommuters#1 out of 11
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
MovieMaker- 10 Best Cities to Live, Work, and Make Movies #5 out 10
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
this such a great list! list of lists! I love lists too. I shared this on my real estate facebook page 🙂
Damn, and Houston and Dallas keep showing up, too! Can only hope that Texax won't already be "oversaturated" by the time I'm ready to move.
All writers love lists. Can't be helped.
I need for you to stop talking about Austin so much because it is really damaging my relationship with L.A..
We used to be so close. But then she sees me admiring Austin from afar. L.A. is a jealous bitch, I tell ya.
Lauren, the opener to this post CRACKED ME UP for some reason. Hahaha.
It is a little astounding how many lists there are! I expected you to post, like, 5-6, but then I kept scrolling and scrolling … WHOA. This is, like, 30.
I'll soon be moving out that way. Great information to know!
Chicago usually gets on the list for "most murders". Not quite the same.
I miss Austin like crazy much. It definitely deserves to be on a bunch of 'best of' lists.
This list will be included in a future post ripping off this post highlighting the best blog post about lists featuring a list. (just kidding(probably))
So, if I blogged about great “best lists posts” about austin that I had found and included this one, my post would be Best of Best of Best of List. It boggles the mind.