Austin is the third most generous city in the US based on city-by-city data on consumer spending and charitable contributions.
The Best Performing Cities index compiled by The Milken Institute ranked Austin the 4th best-performing city in the US in 2011. Of the top five best-performing cities, four are Texas metros with San Antonio ranking number one.
Austin is filled with fantastic things to see and do all year long. From food festivals to bat watching, Austinites have got it made when it comes to exciting recreational activities.