No chill? Austin actually has lots of it, according to new study

Despite all the traffic woes, ride-hailing blues and the impending loss of its music capital mojo, Austin actually isn’t that stressful of a city, according to WalletHub.

A new study from the website places Austin low on its “Most Stressed Cities in America” list, ranking it at No. 138 out of 150. The only other Texas city with more chill than Austin is Plano, ranked at 144. Detroit, MI took No. 1.

The Austin Downtown Alliance presents the Downtown Street Fair every Friday starting today April 1, 2016 through June 3 at 9th and Congress Ave. featuring a festival of food vendors, retailers, entertainers, artists and more. Things got off to slow start with afternoon rain showers putting a damper on the festivities that take place between 11:30a to 1pm. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The clouds aren’t stressing these Austinites downtown.¬†RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The study drew its conclusions by comparing the 150 most populated cities across the following metrics: Work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress, health and safety-related Stress and coping with stress. You can see the full methodology here.

Other Texas cities made the list as well, and all placed below the No. 50 rank. Laredo (No. 55), El Paso (No. 58), Houston (No. 68), Fort Worth (No. 74), Arlington (No. 78), Brownsville (No. 79), Dallas (No. 91), Corpus Christi (No. 95), San Antonio (No. 97), Amarillo (No. 108), Garland (No. 114), Irving (No. 118), Grand Prairie (No. 120) and Lubbock (No. 123) rounded out Texas’ showing on the list.

 

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