49. Austin–Round Rock, Texas
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.