Ranked in the 97th percentile


  • Austin is ranked #227 in Texas
  • Austin is ranked #863 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Austin, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Gateway, Austin858.5864
Allandale, Austin855.38,861
Downtown, Austin840.17,414
North University, Austin842.14,729
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Crestview, Austin835.65,172
Garrison Park, Austin815.311,899
Windsor Hills, Austin817.88,805
South Lamar, Austin803.19,076

Best Cities Near Austin, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cedar Park, TX9117.763,551
Pflugerville, TX9115.355,712
Round Rock, TX8918.3112,767
San Leanna, TX899.7606
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Buda, TX8813.911,936
Wells Branch, TX8812.912,245
Hutto, TX882221,241
Brushy Creek, TX871721,780
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Great Place to Call Home

Many people call wherever they grew up “home” and I get it, it’s a place that had a huge impact on you as a person during formative years. Austin is unique in that I have never been anywhere that had such a large number of individuals who called Austin “home” even though they grew up elsewhere. Perhaps it’s a regional thing, but the more likely answer is Austin Texas is rare and has the perfect mix of specific factors that make home Austin, not where I grew up possible. Some of the elements that make this possible are great people, community acceptance of newcomers, open mindedness, abundance of opportunity (economically & socially), respect for the environment, self respect, empathy, and hope. Austin is a giant small town focused on maintaining and creating a great place to live that includes everyone in the process. I grew up in New York, but without a doubt Austin, Texas is home!!
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Gay Communities My partner and I have heard that Austin is one of the top places to live as a gay couple. We are getting married in August and were considering relocating to a bigger area than where we are living now, with mroe culture and things to do. What communities or neighborhoods do you suggest? We are both educated and would be working in healthcare/education. Any help is appreciated!
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What autism services are available in Austin? I'm thinking about moving to Austin. I have a 10 year old child on the autsim spectrum and am wondering what the services are like there.
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Source: The Austin, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).