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. As a result, Austin had more neighborhoods make the list than any other Texas city.

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

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 area 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.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. It also has great restaurants and parks for residents to enjoy.

The rest of the Austin neighborhoods on the list were all in West Austin. Number 32 was Old West Austin, Windsor Road was 40, and Old Enfield was 42. Downtown Austin nabbed the 39th spot.  Other Texas cities made the list and had a higher showing than Austin. 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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