Choosing Austin as the number one city in the nation is quite an honor. Amoung other criteria the magazine cited Austin’s 5.88 increase in economic growth as one of the main reasons for their choice. Of course we already knew that the area was adding a ton of jobs here. Two other major reasons for their choice was the University of Texas that provides a great talent pool, and the tech sector. Forbees forgot to mention the hot and humid days of August (thank goodness for air conditioning) or the traffic that all the new transplants are in large part creating. Those issues aside, Austin is a great place to live and work, and a great place to own residential rent property!