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Austin TX - Kiplinger's 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade - Austin #1

Austin TX - Number 1 for Kiplinger's 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade. What was the focus of this latest survey? "We focused on places that specialize in out-of-the-box thinking."  Austin TX definitely has that!

"New ideas generate new businesses... where innovation works, it really works..."

austin tx capitol building kiplinger best citiesBut what else gets people to the top places to begin with? It boils down to the basics of culture, music, and arts.  People have to want to move here. More and more, I hear about people moving here without jobs thinking they'll be able to find one easier by being local.  "...neighborhoods and recreational facilities that rank high for coolness attract like-minded professionals..."

Austin TX is the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world, though there were reports last year that they fell to the second spot. Either way, they are anchored by the South by Southwest Festival that brings thousands of people to the area from around the world every year.

What other cities made the list of 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade?
2. Seattle, WA - where I'm originally from so I couldn't have done wrong by staying there!!
3. Washington, DC
4. Boulder, CO
5. Salt Lake City, Utah
6. Rochester, Minn
7, Des Moines, Iowa
8. Burlington, VT
9. West Hartford, Conn
10. Topeka, Kansas

Where is Raleigh, North Carolina? They've been on so many lists the past couple of years just like Austin, but they seemed to have missed this list...

If you are thinking about relocating to the Austin TX area, give me a call or email today! Don't delay, as you might as well get here before everyone else does and all the good listings are gone!!

For more about the list, check it out. Here's more about Austin as the #1 choice.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsDonna Harris • August 30 2010 12:22PM


Go Austin! Yet another reason why Austin, TX is the place to be...when not considering a move to the Raleigh, NC area!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

Craig, Very surprised to not see Raleigh on the list.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago


Great news for you guys.  Always like to see Texas cities in these top 10 things.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker about 10 years ago

Donna-Way to go Austin Texas, I was also surprised not to see Raleigh NC on the list.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Topeka, Kansas made the list!  I grew up there and ran away from home as soon as I could!  I've been back a few times, and maybe by now it's much cooler than it was in the 60's!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hello Donna - Hooray for Austin.  It's good to see that Austin is still a great place to hang our hats!

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) about 10 years ago

Donna, I agree hooray for Austin!  Nice Localism post and way to cheer on your community!  ~ Susan

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) about 10 years ago

Austin is by far the best major city in Texas.   There's no wonder it makes so many lists!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) about 10 years ago