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Best place live, Austin ranked # 1

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According to this US news article, 100 Best Places to Live in the USA 2017, Austin is the number one place in the country to live.

Also, from this Forbes article, America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2016:

“Austin regains the No. 1 spot after being toppled by Houston last year. Thanks to its booming technology, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, low cost of living, and cachet, the Austin economy remains on fire...The city has topped our list of Fastest-Growing Cities for five of the past six years." 

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People still flocking to Austin and surrounding region

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From this article, Austin region population boom not slowing, latest Census data shows:

"The Austin region cracked 2 million residents last year, and Georgetown was the fastest-growing city in the nation."

And this:

"The Central Texas region saw an average overall gain of 157.2 new residents (births, deaths and migration) per day last year. And 52.4 of those new daily residents landed — by plane, train or birth — inside Austin's city limits."

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Austin's Zilker Park ranked fifth best city park

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Austin’s Zilker Park ranks fifth out of the ten best US city parks according the readers of USA Today.

A quote: “This 351-acre park within sight of downtown is arguably Austin’s most popular park. Highlights include miles of hike and bike trails, train rides on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train, a playscape for kids and a natural swimming pool (Barton Springs).”

There are plenty of events going on there as well. My favorite is the kite festival, the oldest kite festival in the US.  

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Austin ranks high for middle class cyclists

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It is not surprising that at one point the Austin area grew at a rate of 165 new residents a day. According to one ranking of biking-friendly cities of the world Austin comes in at number eleven ahead of Paris, Seville, Dublin, and Berlin and according to another report Austin ranks fourth for cities that are the best for middle class families in the US.

A quote from the first report: 

"Austin is committed to helping its residents live greener lives, and it shows in their biking initiatives. There are plenty of paths and hundreds of bike racks for riders to use".

A quote from the second report:

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165 new Austin-area residents a day

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This blog is primarily concerned with health, fitness, personal training, and human performance. Not unrelated to health is the environment where you live and the opportunities presented.  A quote from this article Austin, surrounding counties, among fastest-growing in U.S. in 2014, Census data confirms:

 “The Austin area grew from 1,883,051 residents in 2013 to 1,943,299 residents in 2014, adding 60,248 residents for a growth rate of 3.2 percent. That equates to an average of 165 new Austin-area residents a day, including babies born here.”

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