- On April 11, 2018
Need another reason to consider Austin as your family’s new place to call home
U.S. News & World Report is just released it’s well-regarded 2018 Best Places to Live in the United States, which ranks the country’s 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life.
Our very own Austin took the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row, with Colorado Springs, Colorado, taking the No. 2 spot, bumping Denver, Colorado, to No. 3. Des Moines, Iowa, moved up 5 spots to No. 4, with Fayetteville, Arkansas, rounding out the top five for the second year in a row.
“When deciding on a place to settle down, it’s important to understand that where a person lives can impact their well-being,” said Kim Castro, executive editor at U.S. News. “U.S. News created the Best Places to Live to highlight areas across the country that have the characteristics residents are looking for, including steady job growth and affordability. The top-ranked places are areas where citizens can feel the most fulfilled socially, physically and financially.”
The 2018 Best Places to Live were determined in part by a public survey of thousands of individuals across the U.S. to find out what qualities they consider important in a home town. The methodology also factors in data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News rankings of the Best High Schools and Best Hospitals.
Lakeside at Tessera is thrilled to be part of the greater Austin area, and we look forward to showing you the lake lifestyle on your next visit to the city!