12 best places to live in the U.S.
% residents with grad. degree: 11
% unemployed: 6.3
The tour: The capital of the Lone
Star state, Austin boasts world-class tech companies, including Dell, which is located just north of town. It hosts the annual tech and music festival South by Southwest, which added a Startup Village for investing and schmoozing last year. There’s also the annual outdoor Austin City Limits music festival.