U.S. News & World Report named Austin the “Best Place to Live in the USA.” The list looks at factors like cost of living, average income, crime rates and more.
Austin, don’t get your hopes up though because Des Moines, Iowa is number four. It isn’t that hard to beat Des Moines.
Here are a few things that cemented Austin’s place as the number one best place to live in the country:
I knew traffic in Austin was bad, but I didn’t realize it was *that* bad. pic.twitter.com/iPBc9xjq4U— Brittany Shulman (@brittanyshulman) April 10, 2018
I forgot rush hour traffic in Austin starts at 4:30 and ends when you die and go to hell— A Sad Clown (@HurricaneCalvin) April 5, 2018
austin traffic makes me want to get out of my car and just walk.— himynamescathy (@kaebaewho) April 11, 2018
A lack of plastic bags
Just took a plastic bag from a grocery store in San Antonio and I feel like a disgusting disgrace of a human being Y u do dis Austin culture— Flattop Filipino (@FlattopFilipino) May 29, 2016
when he brings his own reusable bags to the grocery store pic.twitter.com/Fz5KtpXsfi— beyoncé pad thai Ⓥ (@soybeanqueenn) April 8, 2018
some old white guy on the double decker austin tour bus just gave me the hookem gesture while i was waiting at a bus stop— squant (@guacamolly29) October 13, 2017
homeless people? the real austin bus system problem is white hipsters who use essential oils instead of deodorant— natalie heineman (@nataliemac17) July 25, 2017
Can you believe kate brought me to a cafe where I'm the only non white person here I missed Austin— Marco (@marc0drama) July 23, 2017
People from The Valley trying tacos anywhere in Austin pic.twitter.com/VfU3pqAa0J— Marcos (@skidMark_11) April 4, 2018
tacos from austin personally offend me— em (@emilysxoxo) April 10, 2018
I actually think I found a legit taco place in Austin, someone pinch me— mrs. m’baku (@kaychalla) March 15, 2018
Love for the finer things in life
these candles just said "namaste" and told me they know where the best goat yoga studio in austin is pic.twitter.com/vUtA6dE1lR— Allison (@v8enginenoises) April 7, 2018
*Searching for apartments in Austin*— Jake From the Statesman (@JakeHarris4) April 11, 2018
"This apartment has everything- an artisinal space where you and your fellow creators can gather, a deluxe yoga cafe/craft brew station combo, a dog park where your pets can socialize...oh you want an in unit washer/dryer? Sorry, no can do"
The flagship Whole Foods store
Whole Foods has gentrified 40oz’s and filled them with wine pic.twitter.com/L4HoPw8CSE— Also A Very Stable Genius (@C_Young22) April 10, 2018
Confused and overwhelmed in the Cheese section at Whole Foods like pic.twitter.com/KyfUdWLiOJ— Jackie Carbajal (@jackiecarbajal) April 7, 2018
Bars that are just someone’s bungalow