Six Austin neighborhoods made a list of the best places to live in the US.

Culturemap Austin reports that six Austin neighborhoods made Niche’s ranking of the best neighborhoods in the country. Niche used feedback from users combined with Census data, information from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, and the FBI to determine the Best Neighborhoods to Live in America. Austin had more neighborhoods make the list than any other Texas city.

Areas had to have 1,000 or more residents to qualify. They were then ranked using several criteria including walkability, higher education, cost of living, crime and safety, housing costs, public schools’ reputation, diversity, outdoor activities, nightlife, and length of commute.



Rosedale was ranked number 21. This Austin neighborhood is in North Central Austin between 38th Street and North Loop Boulevard. Rosedale is close to all the restaurants on Burnet Road and parks like Ramsey Park. The Draught House Pub has been keeping residents and their pups happy and full of beer since 1995. 



Number 23 was Allandale, which is just north of Rosedale. Austin’s second best neighborhood is located north of 45th Street and south of Anderson Lane. Burnet Road is full of delicious restaurants like The Peached Tortilla, which combines Southern and Asian Food into pure bliss.


Old West Austin

Nabbing the 32nd spot, Old West Austin is west of Lamar and east of Mopac between Enfield and 38th Street. Pease Park is the center of the community and hosts Austin’s favorite Winnie-the-Pool related event: Eeyore’s Birthday!

 Other Austin neighborhoods on the list were Windsor Road at number 40 and Old Enfield at 42. Downtown Austin nabbed the 39th spot.

There were other Texas cities with neighborhoods on the list. Preston Highlands in Dallas was number 8 and Memorial in Houston was number 10. Dallas had three other neighborhoods in the top 50 and Houston had one. 

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