According to Austin currently ranks as the number one “Most Popular City to Live”.

Austin Texas is a prime city for those looking to further their careers in the IT sector (commonly referred to as “Silicon Hills”) and has also received accolades for being the best city for new grads to start their career.  Not only do those looking to further their career seek out Austin for their new homes but those who love the culture of the Austin area find themselves settling down here as well.  Home to some of the country’s biggest music festivals such as SXSW and Austin City Limits Austin is a crowd pleaser and knows how to make one yearn for the Hill Country lifestyle.

The data sources used by to determine their current rankings were based on Census Bureau migration information (from 2010 – 2014).  This information includes figures on who moved to the metro area versus who moved out of the metro area.  In addition they used their view ratio on  Also used were the population growth estimates for the years of 2015-2017 this information is provided also by the Census.

Here is how Austin Texas stacked up:

Migration Ratio:  1.46

Views Ration: 0.80

Growth Ratio: 7.8%

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