Accolades

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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 (2019)
  • Round Rock ranks among top cities for living the American Dream by Smart Asset (2019)
  • Round Rock named on of the coolest suburbs in America by Apartment Therapy (2019)
  • Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 4 “Best Places to Retire” by U.S. News and World Report (2019)
  • Austin-Round Rock, TX, ranks third on Milken’s Best Performing U.S. Metros (2018)
  • Austin-Round Rock named No. 1 Best City in America for Jobs by Forbes (2018)
  • Round Rock ranks No. 14 for Best Public Schools in America by Niche (2018)
  • Austin-Rounk ranks in “Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs” by Boss Magazine (2018)
  • Round Rock No. 1 Safest City in Texas and No. 5 Safest in the U.S. by Niche (2018)
  • Austin-Round Rock topples rest of Texas to become a top economic powerhouse in U.S. by Business Insider (2018)
  • Austin-Round Rock the World’s Top Tech City For Second Consecutive Year by Savilles (2018)
  • Round Rock Ranks as No. 5 Best City for Living the American Dream by Smart Asset (2018)
  • Round Rock Ranks No. 7 Best Towns For Small Business In America by Top Management Degrees (2018)
  • Austin-Round Rock Among Nation’s best spot for Business Launch according to Reward Network (2018)
  • 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)