For those who like rankings & numbers, a new ranking on Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report.
Austin #1. Denver #2. Colorado Springs #3.
Interestingly, Indianapolis up 17 spots, although still outside of Top 30 (#38).
U.S. News & World Report: Best Places to Live (Ranking)
Indianapolis Climbs 17 Spots (Indy Star)
Indy is on the way up due to job growth, affordability, easy to get around, friendly people! and many other factors!
@Matthew Schroeder This is good info, thanks for sharing!
We'll take it! Colorado is a beautiful place
Lakeland, FL is indicated as the 10th best place to retire in the US:
It's good to see both Indianapolis and Kansas City are on the list.
Austin is once again number one for the third straight year. Of all the factors, they don't consider traffic. Its a great place to live if you don't drive...arrrghhh. Traffic is madness in this city. But I love it overall and its a great buy and hold place.
Duplexes in Taylor, Texas (40 min from downtown Austin and less to the Domain, Round Rock, and major employers like Apple, Dell, Samsung, and others) run as low as $150,000. You could also AirBnB rooms out of your home if you wanted a SFR closer in to central Austin. Austin is expensive compared to other cities but the main reason is its potential growth. Voted the #1 city to live in by US News for the third year in a row, the employment growth and consistent appreciation we see in Austin seems into the price point. With a huge government and university job base other Texas cities don't have, the stability in the housing market makes Austin more attractive for investors who are not solely focused on monthly cash flow but more on return on investment.
@Dan Burstain . I went South - North on MoPac Friday afternoon (3:30 PM at Lake Austin Bridge). Bumper to Bumper - Wall to Wall Traffic, even in the Toll Lane. Left N. Austin - McNiel Ln - Parmer Lane to 290 E to Manor about 4:30 again Bumper to Bumper - Wall to Wall all way to Manor.
One of the reasons I'm happy we moved away.
@Matthew Schroeder Raleigh/ Durham makes the top 10!
nice, good and bad for investors