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Although news that Austin is a great place to live may not be "newsworthy" to most living in Austin, being named by a prestigious national survey is an honor! U.S. News & World Report surveyed people nationwide to find out what they consider important in a hometown. They then took those categories and saw what each city had to offer.  The full list of the 100 metros ranked by U.S. News & World Report can be found here.

The list took into account several factors, including affordability, job prospects and quality of life. A public survey of thousands of individuals across the country was also used to determine which qualities people consider important in a hometown. Then, data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and

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It's nearly impossible to keep up with all of the restaurant openings happening across Austin, lucky for you we have put together a list of new openings along with places worth coming back for seconds!  Whether you live North to South or West to East we have some suggestions we think you'll love.  

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking (Round Rock)

This is the latest concept from one of Austin's favorite chef's Jack Gilmore known for Z' Tejas and most recently Jack Allen's Kitchen.  The new kitchen focuses on seafood, hence the name, but includes some of Jack Gilmore's chicken fried staples.

2850 N Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78681 (512) 351-9724 Visit Website  

Second Bar + Kitchen (Domain at the Archer Hotel)

The long standing downtown

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Engel & Völkers North America is a proud champion of Special Olympics Play Unified Campaign.  This year, we will continue to support this important campaign to inspire and mobilize youth to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. We want to be a part of developing the first Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice. We want to be a part of improving the health care for those who

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After three years at the helm of Austin's University of Texas Charlie Strong was let go, shortly thereafter the hottest coaching prospect in the country was signed as the next head coach of the Longhorns.  A Texas Ex with deep ties to the state of Texas, including the last two seasons as head coach at the University of Houston, Tom Herman becomes the 30th head coach at Texas.

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His Record at The University of Houston

Herman comes to Texas after compiling a 22-4 record in two seasons at Houston, the fourth-best record in the FBS in that span. His first season as head coach at Texas will mark his 14th spent in the state of Texas out of 20 years coaching on the collegiate level. That includes his time as a graduate assistant at UT (1999-2000), where

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MoPac Express Lane North Is Now Open

MoPac Express Lane North Is Now Open 

The MoPac Express Lane North is now open from Ranch To Market 2222, South, to Parmer Lane, North.  The South bound side of the express lanes are expected to be open by the end of November.

The MoPac Express Lane will give drivers the option to bypass congestion on the 11-mile stretch of MoPac between Parmer Lane and Cesar Chavez Street and get to their destination without delay. MoPac is one of Austin's most important arteries, serving as a key route to downtown and points beyond. As a primary alternative to Interstate 35, MoPac carries more than 180,000 cars and trucks each day. By 2030, MoPac is projected to serve more than 320,000 cars a day. Phase I (north of 2222 to Parmer) is currently open to

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According to a recent list by U.S. News and World Report, Austin is the city with the second-highest net migration between the years 2010 and 2014. In compiling the list U.S. News looked at census data for the 100 largest metro areas in the nation and the difference between the number of people who moved to and from a given city. Austin also ranked No. 2 on the media company’s “Best Places to Live in 2016” list.

Austin isn’t alone in representing the state of Texas on the list, however. Houston and San Antonio both made the top 10, while Dallas was ranked among the top 20 cities.

Austin's metro area now accounts for more than 1.8 million residents and as has been noted with more than 100 people a day moving to the area Austin and the surrounding

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As we head into the cooler temperatures of Fall it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the city with your four legged friends!  Austin widely known as one of the best cities for dog owners offers an array of options from parks and trails to dog-friendly bars and restaurants.  We have gone ahead and compiled our favorite pet friendly spots around Austin, TX.  

Dog Friendly PlacesAustin-Area Parks: 

Red Bud Isle: This popular leash-free park for dogs offers trails and swimming. But get there early as parking is limited.

Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Metropolitan Park: Enjoy the Turkey Creek nature trail at Emma Long located in northwest Austin. Having so much fun you want to stay all night? Camping is available.

Zilker Park: The City of Austin operates 12

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Austin ranks No. 13 for parks and recreation and No. 14 for education, down from top 10 rankings the previous year. However, the city saw marked improvement in the law enforcement category, up to No. 52 from a dismal No. 73 in 2015. 

Houston (No. 5) and Dallas (No. 7) are the best-run cities in Texas. Three other Texas cities are in the top 20: El Paso (No. 14), San Antonio (No. 19), and Lubbock (No. 20).

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In order to identify the most efficiently operated cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared 78 of the most populated cities across three key “Return on Investment” (ROI) categories: 1) Adjusted Education ROI, 2) Adjusted Law Enforcement ROI and 3) Parks & Recreation ROI. Our data set is listed below with the

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After a two and a half hour long debate, the Austin City Council voted Thursday to create an incentive-based program that rewards Uber and Lyft drivers who get a voluntary fingerprint background check. The ordinance was approved on a 7-4 vote with Council Members Delia Garza, Ora Houston, Ellen Troxclair and Don Zimmerman voting against the ordinance.

Drivers who submit to the voluntary checks and pass will get incentives such as fee waivers, better parking and the ability to drop off riders closer to major events. Adler also wants to create a badge that will be displayed on the Uber and Lyft apps, indicating which drivers participate in the program. The ordinance actually applies to "peer-to-peer" enterprises which means taxi and limo drivers are also

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Moviemaker.com based the list on the following criteria:
film production in 2015 (shooting days, number of productions and dollars generated)
film community and culture
equipment and facilities
tax incentives
cost of living
lifestyle
weather and transportation.

Austin Studios:
ATX Studios
Rooster Teeth Productions
Spiderwood Studios
South By Southwest
Troublemaker Studios

Directors:
Robert Rodriguez
Richard Linklater
Yen Tan
Jason Cortlund.


Here's the full top 10 list for 2016:

  1. Atlanta
  2. New York City
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Albuquerque, N.M.
  6. Chicago
  7. Seattle
  8. Boston
  9. San Francisco
  10. Memphis, Tenn.

To read the full report, click here.

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