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."