Study: millennials in Austin can do better in 2 other Texas cities


Two of the 10 best metro areas for millennials are right here in Texas, according to a study released today, and neither one was Austin.

Austin might be awash in all things cool, but it took a major hit when Apartment List analysts compiled rankings for affordability. 

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So which Texas cities beat out Austin? San Antonio, at No. 4 on the list, and Houston at No. 9. Austin falls at the bottom end of the top 20 at No. 17 overall.

The study by the website devoted to helping people find apartments graded the 75 top U.S. metro areas on jobs, livability and affordability to compile their rankings. Pittsburgh, Provo (Utah) and Madison (Wisconsin) took the top three spots.

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San Antonio earned their No. 4 ranking with a high livability score (No. 5, just below Austin) and good grades in jobs (No. 26) and affordability (No. 31). Austin was at the bottom in terms of affordability at No. 60.


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