The 50 Happiest Communities in America

49. Austin–Round Rock, Texas

Mural of Austin, Texas
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Well-being score: 62.7

Austin, which has become one of the country’s favored destinations for technology companies, is also one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. The city scored well on Purpose, Community and Physical factors. Besides being the capital of Texas, Austin is the state’s fourth most-populous city and the 11th largest in the nation.

The Austin-Round Rock metro area is tied with Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, an area that spans the Arkansas-Missouri border.

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