Top rankings for Austin, TX

Austin is no stranger to claiming the top spots on national lists.

From reigning supreme for having the No. 1 local bookstore in the entire state to being one of the “buggiest” cities in the nation (Keep Austin Weird, right?), here are six rankings that include our beloved Capital City.

💰 No. 1. The Austin-Round Rock area is the top metro area in Texas for median salary growth, according to the ADP Research Institute. The area saw a 9.40% increase for its median salary from 2019 to 2021.

📚 No. 1. Yelp ranked Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd.) at the top of its list of best local bookstores in Texas. Recycled Reads is owned by the Austin Public Library + sells repurposed library books as well as used books, CDs, DVDs, art, and board games that have been donated by the public.

💊 No. 1. Austinites — just like most Texans — love H-E-B, a San Antonio-based grocery store, with many locations around the city. The grocer’s pharmacy claimed the top spot in the country for customer satisfaction, according to a J.D Power U.S. Pharmacy Study. Categories included pharmacy trust and time + cost savings. Keep up with H-E-B news related to Austin here.

♻️ No. 3. That’s how high Austin ranked on Park Sleep Fly’s list of the 50 most visited US cities with the lowest carbon footprint per capita. Austin also ranked No. 9 on the blog’s list of most sustainable destinations in the US.

🪲 No. 4. Austin is the fourth “buggiest city” in the US, according to home management app Thumbtack. Data came from users on the app requesting services such as pest control, pest inspection, and bed bug extermination.

🧳 No. 11. Out of 15 cities, Austin claims the title as the eleventh best city in the US, according to Travel + Leisure. The Capital City’s nature, music, and food were listed as attractive features for travelers. Shoutout to our sister newsletter SATXtoday for coming in at No. 9.

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