To almost no one’s surprise, Austin was named “the best city to live in” by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. And why not? There’s a growing tech industry, a bustling restaurant and bar scene, and the city is filled with outdoor activity options from trails to water recreation.
But as many locals and new residents are quick to notice, living in Austin can come with growing pains. And our keen readers were quick to point out that Austin can be both fun and frustrating.
Some people agreed with the news, even if there a few concessions to make.
Others weren’t on board with the latest ranking. Traffic, gentrification and cost of living were cited as reasons Austin’s “Best City” title wasn’t exactly on point.
And while Austin enjoys sunny days the majority of the year, there’s no denying the city gets hot in the summer.
A few readers referenced Austin’s blue-dot-in-a-red-state reputation.
But some people just miss the “old” Austin.
Austin’s neighbor to the north also chimed in.
But of course, there were plenty of people who would like to keep the city to themselves.
Check out a full breakdown of the city’s stats on U.S News & World Report’s website.