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Need third-party proof of why Round Rock is such a great place to work and live? Check out this list of superlatives.

  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 1 “Best Places to Live” by U.S. News and World Report (2017)
  • Round Rock ranks No. 4 “Best Cities to Build a Forever Home” by GoodCall (2017)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 9 among “America’s Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs” by MoneyRates.com (2017)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 4 “Best City for Small Businesses” by ValuePenguin (2017)
  • Round Rock ranks No. 3 “Best Cities in U.S. to Start a Family” by LendEDU (2017)
  • Round Rock ranks No. 9 among “Top 150 Cities for Millennials” by Millennial Personal Finance (2017)
  • Round Rock ranks No. 14 among “Best Cities for New Grads” by GoodCall (2017)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 9 among “Top 15 cities with the most high-tech jobs” by 24/7 Wall St. (2017)
  • Austin-Round Rock MSA ranks No. 1 “Best City for Young Entrepreneurs” by Small Business Trends (2016)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 4 “Best Metro Areas for Young Entrepreneurs” by NerdWallet (2016)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 4 “Best Places for Hispanic Entrepreneurs” by GoodCall (2016)
  • Round Rock listed No. 1 Central Texas city that is the most builder friendly in a poll by Austin Business Journal (2016)
  • Austin-Round Rock MSA ranks No. 1 “Best Cities to Start a Small Business” by American City Business Journals (2016)
  • Round Rock ranked among “The Best Cities for Living the American Dream by SmartAsset (2016)
  • Round Rock ranked No. 4 “Best Affordable Places to Live” by Livability.com (2016)
  • Round Rock ranked No. 2 “Coolest Suburb in America” by Thrillit (2016)
  • Austin-Round Rock Metro ranks highly among nation’s most educated cities by ValuePenguin (2016)
  • Williamson County ranked No. 15 in Country for private sector tech job gains by PPI Tech/Info Index (2015)
  • Williamson County ranked  No. 10 County in the U.S. wealthy people are moving to by Governing (2015)
  • Forbes ranks Texas “Best State to Make Living in 2015”
  • Austin-Round Rock MSA ranks No. 5 in U.S. and No. 1 in Texas for “Top Cities to See the Most Economic Growth in 2016” by Bloomberg (2015)
  • Austin-Round Rock MSA ranked No. 4 “Best Big Cities for Jobs 2015” by Forbes (2015)
  • Austin-Round Rock No. 4 in “America’s Fastest Growing Cities” according to CNN Money (2015)
  • Austin-Round Rock MSA named 4th Best Metro Area to Work for Small Business by Wallet Hub (2015)
  • Texas Ranked No. 2 Hottest Spot for Jobs by Zip Recruiter (2015)
  • Austin-Round Rock included in Jones Lang LaSalle’s list of “Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch this Year,” making it the only U.S. city on the list (2014)
  • Jones Lang LaSalle ranks Austin-Round Rock high-tech market in the nation (2014)
  • Kiplinger ranks Round Rock “Cheapest City People Want to Live In” (2014)
  • MSN Money ranks Austin-Round Rock the third fastest-growing MSA in the nation (2014)
  • Austin-Round Rock jumps to No. 3 on Forbes’ list of best cities for jobs (2014)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 1 in Forbes’ annual list of fastest-growing cities for fourth straight year (2014)
  • Round Rock ranked the No. 1 city in Texas to get the “Biggest Bang for Your Buck” by SaveOnEnergy.com (2014)
  • Austin-Round Rock MSA included in Forbes’ “Top 10 U.S. Cities to Retire” (2014)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 1 in Bloomberg’s “Top 12 American Boomtowns” (2013)
  • Round Rock included in “America’s 10 Best Suburbs” by Movoto Real Estate (2013)
  • Austin-Round Rock named America’s 20th fastest-growing City by Forbes (2013)
  • Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Award by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (2013)
  • U.S. Census Bureau ranks Round Rock second fastest-growing city (2012)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranked 11th city in the nation for economic and job growth by Area Development (2012)
  • Round Rock ranked 2 safest among Texas cities greater than 100,000 population, No. 11 in nation (2012)
  • Round Rock named one of America’s fastest-growing cities by MSN Real Estate (2012)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranked No. 1 “Best Big City for Jobs” by Forbes (2012)
  • Round Rock named 11th safest city in U.S. by CQ Press (2012)
  • MSN Real Estate placed Round Rock in their top 15 fastest-growing cities (2012)
  • Texas Municipal Utility Association names the City of Round Rock the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Municipal Utility Awards
  • Austin-Round Rock ranked No. 1 in Newgeography.com’s Best Cities for Job Growth (2011)
  • Round Rock named No. 8 in CNBC’s “Top 10 Perfect Suburbs” (2011)
  • Williamson County named “Healthiest County in Texas” by U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2011)