Austin got a nod Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal as one of the top five cities that are attractive to recent college graduates looking for a place to work and live.
The Journal asked six experts, including demographers and economists, to rank cities that qualify as “post-recession meccas” for young (ages 18 to 29), educated and highly mobile workers.
Seattle and Washington tied for first place, followed by New York, Portland, Ore., and Austin.
The article listed “hip, casual” Austin’s well-known attributes â€” the University of Texas, the South by Southwest music and film festivals and the Austin City Limits music festival.
The list was more than a popularity poll: So-called youth-magnet cities tend to have more vigorous economies than other cities.