How does Austin rank in a new “best large cities to live in” list? Pretty well

As the capital of Texas, Austin gets placed on lots of lists. Wanderu says the city is one of the nation’s top party spots. Austin ranked near the middle of the list in WalletHub‘s “Best Texas Cities for Families” ranking. It’s the No. 2 most-walkable city, according to Redfin.

And now, a new list released by WalletHub calls Austin the seventh-best large city to live in.

As the sun rises on the city of Austin, people run and cycle along the boardwalk over Lady Bird Lake while others fish nearby. With sunny skies, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 92 Monday, March 14, 2016. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

As the sun rises on the city of Austin, people run and cycle along the boardwalk over Lady Bird Lake while others fish nearby. With sunny skies, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 92 Monday, March 14, 2016. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

WalletHub highlighted Austin’s ranking in other studies the company has done, ranking the best scores at 1 and the most average scores at 31. Austin’s scores included a No. 1 ranking in “Job Markets” and  a No. 3 ranking for household income adjusted by cost of living.

The lowest score in the ranking was a No. 31 rank for the percent of adults in excellent or very good health. Hmm…

Other Texas cities to make WalletHub’s list were Corpus Christi, Arlington, Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio and El Paso.

Oh, and the No. 1 city on WalletHub’s list? San Francisco.

Personally, we think it’s a slight that Austin ranked so low in the Top 10, but hey, at least we beat San Antonio. Right?

Read the full listing and check out the methodology behind the ranking here.

 

 

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