How Austin Ranks

Travel + Leisure names Austin among the Top 25 Cities in America. Austin was among the top five in: singles scene, barbecue, people, live music, safety, cheap eats, fun, food/dining (overall), underground arts, nightlife, clubbing, happy hour, affordability, environmental awareness, cleanliness, public parks, athleticism, attractive people, friendliness, vintage shopping and "wild weekend."

Austin is listed among the top 10 greenest cities in the U.S. according to a survey by Popular Science.

According to MovieMaker magazine, Austin is the #1 city in America to live in and make movies, due to its industry infrastructure and "film friendly" attitude.

Travel + Leisure named Austin’s Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the top 10 coziest spas with the most inviting treatments in the country.

Austin’s perfect weather and great courses helped the city to be named #1 Golf City in America on CNN’s lists Austin as the 6th best city in the U.S. for people who eat organic food.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport listed among best spots for airport dining around the U.S. on Condé Nast’s

Great wines and Southern hospitality combine to rocket Austin and the Texas Hill Country to #2 on’s list of the Top Ten Fastest Growing Wine Regions. cites Austin’s nightlife, culture and low cost of living as major reasons it appears again on Forbes’ annual list of Best Places for Singles.

National Geographic Adventure names Austin as Texas’ #1 Adventure Town in its list of "50 Best Places to Live & Play."

Austin is one of the top four cities to watch as a retirement-friendly community, according to AARP The Magazine. gives Austin top billing among America’s Greenest Cities, citing the city’s green energy program and climate protection plan.

Sherman’s Travel lists Austin at #5 among its Top Ten Easy Spring Getaways.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was named Best Domestic Airport at the 2006 Airports Council International Airport Service Quality Awards held in Dubai.

Latina Magazine ranks Austin 10th among the top 25 healthiest cities. The magazine lauds the city’s many public parks, exercise facilities and low stress factor.

Men’s Journal names Austin as one of the top five places to "embrace urban life."

Austin ranks #2 on Prevention Magazine’s list of the "top ten cities for taking a stroll."

Austin is ranked #17 among Cooking Light’s Top 20 Healthiest Cities in America. Cities were judged on nutrition, physical health and holistic well-being.

Natural Home magazine ranks Austin #2 among America’s Top Ten Eco-Friendly Communities. These "neighborhoods you want to live in" feature walkability, green planning and outdoor orientation.