Living in Austin

Living in Austin, TX will give you a unique opportunity to peer into the lives of our local community, and to actively bring change to this area while you are being trained as a leader. Austin continues to gain favorability as one of the nation’s top travel destinations. But don’t take our word for it – check out what leading publications and research firms are saying:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was named the #16 Most Affordable U.S. Airport by Cheapflights.com (July 2015)
  • Conde Nast Traveler named Austin’s SoCo one of America’s 50 places to visit (July 2015)
  • Austin is ranked the #1 Greatest Music City in America by Thrillist (April 2015)
  • Austin is named one of The 10 Best Cities for Weekend Vacations by Forbes (April 2015)
  • Austin is ranked the state’s top literary destination by Lonestar Literary Life (March 2015)
  • Austin is ranked #1 Top City for Tech Businesses in global ranking by Wall Street Journal (February 2015)
  • Austin is named one of America’s Best Bike Cities by Bicycling Magazine (September 2014)
  • Austin is named one of the Top 10 Fittest Cities in America by Sharecare (January 2014)
  • Forbes names Austin America’s #1 Fastest-Growing City for the fourth year in a row (February 2014)
  • Austin is ranked the No. 4 safest city in the United States with a population over 500,000 by the FBI (2013)
  • Austin is the No. 1 City to Watch in 2014 by Forbes (December 2013)
  • Austin’s economy ranked No. 1 in the country by The Business Journals' On Numbers (October 2013)
  • InvestmentNews ranks Austin, Texas No. 1 best city to open your small business (September 2013)
  • Austin is named the #20 top meeting destination in the United States by the Professional Convention Management Association (August 2013)
  • Daily Beast places Austin as the 4th ‘most thriving’ city in the U.S. (August 2013)
  • The JLL index ranks Austin as number 6 high tech city (August 2013)
  • Forbes names Austin #1 City for Future Job Growth (August 2013)
  • PETA names Austin the Most Vegan-Friendly City in America (June 2013)
  • Fodor’s names Enchanted Rock State Park as one of the 7 Best Hikes in the U.S. (June 2013)
  • Moneyunder30.com ranks Austin the #1 city in America to Be Young, Broke & Single (June 2013)
  • The American College of Sport Medicine ranks Austin the 11th fittest city in America in their latest American Fitness Index. Austin is the #1 fittest city in the state of Texas. (May 2013)
  • Priceline.com ranks Austin #7 on its list of America’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities for Travelers (April 2013)
  • Bloomberg News ranks Austin #1 on its list of Top 12 American Boomtowns (April 2013)
  • CQ Press names Austin’s crime rate as the fourth lowest in the nation among cities with more than 500,000 people (February 2013)
  • Business Insider ranks Austin the 9th most innovative city (February 2013)
  • MovieMaker Magazine ranks Austin # 1 on its list of “Ten Best Cities in the U.S. to Live, Work, and Make Movies” (January 2013)