This Texas city beats Austin when it comes to work-life balance, list says


Who knows better than an Austinite that work is a lot easier when you take a fair amount of time to not do it?

According to SmartAsset’s list of cities with the best work-life balance, anyone from Lubbock. The city came in at No. 4 on the list, which considered factors including employment, home affordability and lifestyle in ranking the 100 largest cities in the country.

Lubbock is the place to be for people who “hate commutes,” SmartAsset says, noting that the average commute is only 16 minutes, the shortest of any city on the list. Lubbock’s low unemployment rate, at 2.6 percent, also accounted for its high ranking on the list. 

READ: Austin named best place to live in America for second year in a row

At No. 8 Corpus Christi was the only other Texas city to be included in the top 10. Austin was the third-highest Texas city at No. 19. Despite a low unemployment rate the city had a higher commute time (24.8 minutes) and one of the highest percentages of income put toward housing (32.3 percent). 

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