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Here are a few of those mentons when Austin and other Texas cities have made these national Top 10 lists:

America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities
Forbes, January 2013

Austin Mural

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Dallas, TX
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Provo, UT
  8. Phoenix, AZ
  9. San Antonio, TX
  10. Portland, WA
  11. Washington, DC
  12. San Jose, CA
  13. San Diego, CA
  14. San Francisco, CA
  15. Boise, ID
  16. Denver, CO
  17. Oklahoma City, OK
  18. Charlotte, NC
  19. Bakersfield, CA
  20. Ogden, UT

 

Best Cities for Your Skin
thedailyglow.com, August 2012

  1. Portland, OR
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Honolulu, HI
  7. Boston, MA
  8. New York NY
  9. Milwaukee, WI
  10. Austin, TX

Best Investment Markets in the US
bizjournals.com
, March 2012

  1. Tuscon, AZ
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Kansas City, MO
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Fort Worth, TX
  6. Salt Lake City, UT
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. Milwaukee, WI
  10. St. Louis, MO

Best Cities for Jobs
Yahoo! Real Estate, May 2012

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Houston, Texas
  3. Salt Lake City, Utah
  4. Ft. Worth-Arlington, Texas
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

30 Best Cities for Starting Over
thedailybeast.com, November 2011

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Idaho Falls, Idaho
  3. Iowa City, Iowa
  4. Nashville, Tennessee
  5. Ogden, Utah
  6. Burlington, Vermont
  7. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  8. Provo, Utah
  9. Wausau, Wisconsin
  10. Fairbanks, Alaska

Top Ten Shopaholic Cities
Fashionista.com, November 2011

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Arlington, VA
  3. Nashville, TN
  4. Scottsdale, AZ
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. San Fransisco, CA
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Austin, TX
  10. Bakersfield, CA

Austin, TX

Top Ten Weekend Vacation Cities
Forbes, October 2011

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Denver, CO
  3. Boston, MA
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Charleston, SC
  6. Memphis, TN
  7. Austin, TX
  8. New Orleans, LA
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Seattle, WA

Top 5 Markets to Watch
BizJournals, October 2011

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Texas Capitol

    Austin, TX

  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. New York, NY
  5. Boston, MA

America’s 20 Can-Do Capitals
The Daily Beast, September 2011

  1. El Paso, TX
  2. Oakland, CA
  3. Riverside, CA
  4. San Antonio, TX
  5. Omaha, NE
  6. Washington, DC
  7. Raleigh, NC
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. Buffalo, NY
  10. Austin, TX

Sixth Street Entertainment District

Best Cities for Jobs Right Now
Forbes, September 2011

1. San Antonio, TX
2. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
3. (tie)
 Baltimore-Towson, MD
Greensboro-High Point, NC
St. Louis, Mo.-IL
Tulsa, OK
7. (tie)
Baton Rouge, LA
Boise City-Nampa, ID
El Paso, TX
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

University of Texas Tower

11.(tie)

Austin-Round Rock, TX
Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich
Lexington-Fayette, KY
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2011 Top 100 Places to Live
Relocate America, 2011

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Boulder, CO
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. Greenville, SC
  7. Augusta, GA
  8. Boise, ID
  9. Omaha, NB
  10. Oklahoma City, OK
    Click for #s 11-100

Hwy 360 Bridge at Dusk

America’s Top 20 Geekiest Cities
Forbes, August 2011

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Boulder, CO
  3. Framingham, MA
  4. Huntsville, AL
  5. Durham, NC
  6. Lowell, MA
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Ithaca, NY
  9. Bethesda, MD
  10. Seattle, WA
  11. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA
  12. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  13. Ames, IA
  14. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  15. Boston, MA

Magnolia Cafe, Austin, TX

The Next Big Boom Towns in the U.S.
Forbes, July 2011

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Raleigh, NC
  3. Nashville, TN
  4. San Antonio, TX
  5. Houston, TX
  6. Washington, DC
  7. Dallas, TX
  8. Charlotte, NC

Top 10 Hottest Spots to Start a Business
The Fiscal Times, July 2011

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Oklahoma City, OK
  3. Charleston, SC
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Katz’s Deli

    Tulsa, OK

  7. Raleigh, NC
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Washington, DC
  10. New York, NT

America’s Top Cities for Population Growth
Rice University, July 2011

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Dallas, TX
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Riverside, CA
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. Washington, DC
  7. Las Vegas, NV
  8. New York, NY
  9. Miami, FL
  10. Orlando, FL
  11. Austin, TX

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

Top 10 Emerging Commercial Real Estate Markets
Reform, June 2011

  1. Albany, NY
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Baltimore, MD
  4. El Paso, TX
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. Newark, NY
  7. Pittsburgh, PA
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. San Jose, CA
  10. Seattle, WA

America’s Top States for Business 2011
CNBC, June 2011

  1. Virginia
  2. Texas
  3. North Carolina
  4. Georgia
  5. Colorado

Windmill in the Texas Hill Country

The 10 Best States for Growth and Innovation
The Atlantic, June 2011

  1. New Mexico
  2. Colorado
  3. Utah
  4. Montana
  5. Texas
  6. Arizona
  7. Maryland
  8. Virginia
  9. Idaho
  10. California (tie)
    Washington

Best Cities to Live In & Raise Kids
Parenting Magazine, June 2011

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  5. Des Moines, IA
  6. Madison, WI
  7. Driskill Hotel Lobby

    Honolulu, HI

  8. Omaha, NE
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Louisville, KY

Best Cities for College Grads
thedailybeast.com, May 2011

  1. Fayetteville, NC
  2. Omaha, NE
  3. Oklahoma City, OK
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Houston, TX
  6. Lexington, KY
  7. Durham, NC
  8. Dallas, TX
  9. Tulsa, OK
  10. Little Rock, AK

Cities on the Edge of Greatness
Sterling’s Best Places, March 2011

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Portland, OR
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Salt Lake City, UT

Austin Power Plant

Fastest Growing Cities
CNN Money, March 2011

  1. Palm Coast, FL
  2. St. George, UT
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Cape Coral, FL
  6. Provo, UT
  7. Greenly, CO
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Myrtle Beach, SC
  10. Bend, OR

30 Funniest Cities in the US
thedailybeast.com, March 2011

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. New Orleans, LA
  3. Waco, TX
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Baton Rouge, LA
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Milwaukee, WI
  8. Detroit, MI
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Tallahassee, FL

Congress Avenue, photo by Jay Janne

Socially Networked Cities
Men’s Health, March 2011

  1. Washington, CD
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Orlando, FL
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Salt Lake City, UT

50 Best Cities for Love
thedailybeast.com, February 2011

  1. San Antonio, TX
  2. Milwaukee, WI
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Virginia Beach, VA
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Boston, MA
  7. New Orleans, LA
  8. Hartford, CT
  9. Cleveland, OH
  10. Portland, OR

Photo by Stanford Moore, February 2011

America’s Best Housing Market for Investors
Forbes, September 2010

  1. Raleigh-Cart, NC
  2. McAllen-Edinsburg-Mission, TX
  3. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  4. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
  5. San Antonio, TX
  6. Colorado Springs, CO
  7. Albuquerque, NM
  8. Denver-Aurora-Broomsfield, CO
  9. Springfield, MO
  10. Indianapolis-Caramel, IN


Ten Best Cities for the Next Decate

Kiplinger, July 2010

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Rochester, MN
  7. Des Moines, IO
  8. Burlington, VT
  9. West Hartford, CN
  10. Topeka, KN

Top 10 Cities for Young Professionals
Forbes, June 2010

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  4. New York City, NY
  5. Boston, MA
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Atlanta, GA
  10. Austin, TX

Top 10 Earth Friendly Cities
RelocateAmerica.com, April 2010

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Madison, WI
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Minneapolis, MN
  8. Fort Worth, TX
  9. Ann Arbor, MI
  10. Huntsville, AL


Top 10 Cleanest U.S. Cities
(for short-term particle pollution)
American Lung Association, April 2010

  1. Alexandria, LA
  2. Amarillo, TX
  3. Athens-Clarke County, CA
  4. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  5. Bangor, ME
  6. Billings, MT
  7. Bloomington-Normal, IL
  8. Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX
  9. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
  10. Champaign-Urbana, IL


Healthiest Housing Market

Builder-Online.com, February 2010

  1. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  2. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  3. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
  4. San Antonio, TX
  5. Charleston-North Carolina-Summerville, SC
  6. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
  7. Huntsville, AL
  8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  9. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
  10. Eugene-Springfield, OR


Top 10 Cities for Recession Recovery

RelocateAmerica.com, April 2010

  1. Huntsville, AL
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Las Cruces, NM
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. San Antonio, TX
  6. McAllen, TX
  7. Billings, MT
  8. Albuquerque, NM
  9. Everett, WA
  10. Boulder, CO

Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs
Under30CEO, August 2010

  1. New York City, NY
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Seattle, WA


Best City for Job Postings Per Capita

USNews.com, July 2010

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Hartford, CT
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Salt Lake City, UT
  8. Denver, Co
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Las Vegas, NV/Charlotte, NC


Top 10 Cities for the Next Decade

Kiplinger.com, July 2010

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Rochester, MN
  7. Des Moines, IA
  8. Burlington, VT
  9. West Hartford, CT
  10. Topeka, KS


Top 10 Military Retirement Spots

Military.com, December 2010

  1. Waco, TX
  2. Oklahoma City, OK
  3. Austin, TX
  4. College Station, TX
  5. Harrisburg, PA
  6. San Angelo, TX
  7. Madison, WI
  8. Pittsburgh, PA
  9. New Orleans, LA
  10. Syracuse, NY


Top 10 Least Stress Cities in the U.S.

Portfolio.com, September 2010

  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Oklahoma City, OK
  7. Denver, CO
  8. San Antonio, TX
  9. Kansas City, KA
  10. Phoenix, AZ


Top 10 Green U.S. Cities

Mother Nature Network, May 2010

  1. Portland, OR
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Oakland, CA
  5. Eugene, OR
  6. Cambridge, MA
  7. Berkeley, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Chicago, IL
  10. Austin, TX


Best Cities for Buiness & Careers

Forbes, April 2010

  1. Des Moines, IA
  2. Provo, UT
  3. Raleigh, NC
  4. Fort Collins, CO
  5. Lincoln, NE
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Omaha, NE
  8. Huntsville, AL
  9. Lexington, KY
  10. Austin, TX


Top 10 Performers of 200 Largest Metros

MilkenInstitute.org, October 2010

  1. Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX
  2. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  3. Huntsville, AL
  4. McAllen, Edinburg-Misson, TX
  5. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA
  6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  7. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  8. Anchorage, AK
  9. El Paso, TX
  10. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX


America’s Top 10 Smartest Cities

CNNMoney.com, October 2010

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Boston, MA
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Minneapolis, MN
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. New York City, NY


Top 10 Most Secure Cities in the U.S.

Austin Business Journal, December 2010

  1. Madison, WI
  2. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
  3. Syracuse, NY
  4. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  5. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME
  6. Rochester, NY
  7. Honolulu, HI
  8. El Paso, TX
  9. Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD
  10. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA


Top 10 Best Big Cities for Jobs

Forbes, April 2010

  1. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
  2. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  3. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
  4. Northern Virginia, VA
  5. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX
  6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-VA-MD-W.VA
  7. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  8. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  9. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
  10. New York City, NY


Top 10 Cities for College Grads

Bloomberg Business Week, July 2010

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Dallas, TX
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Minneapolis, MN
  7. Pittsburgh, PA
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Columbus, OH
  10. Fort Worth, TX


Best Cities for Quality of Life

Portfolio.com, may 2010

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  4. Bridgeport-Stamford, CT
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Boston, MA
  9. Austin, TX
  10. San Jose, CA


Top 10 Cities for Retirement

Topretirements.com, February, 2010

  1. Asheville, NC
  2. Sarasota, FL
  3. Prescott, AZ
  4. Paris, TN
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Green Valley, AZ
  7. Winston-Salen, NC
  8. Beaufort, SC
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. Ft. Myers, FL


America’s Most Affordable Cities

Forbes, October 2010

  1. Oklahoma City, OK
  2. Pittsburg, PA
  3. Buffalo, NY
  4. Rochester, NY
  5. Nashville, TN
  6. San Antonio, TX
  7. Houston, TX
  8. Louisville, KY
  9. Birmingham, AL
  10. Austin, TX


Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S.

ACSM.org, May 2010

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Minneapolis, St.Paul, MN
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Portland, OR
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Sacramento, CA
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. Hartford, CT
  10. Austin, TX


Best City for Movie Makers

Moviemaker.com, January, 2010

  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Shreveport, LA
  4. New York, NY
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Stamford, CT
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Detroit, MI
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Seattle, WA


Most Innovative Cities in the U.S.

Forbes, May 2010

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Raleigh, NC
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Madison, WI
  8. Boston, MA
  9. Provo, UT
  10. Porland, OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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