America's Best Cities for Singles 2011
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No. 2 Austin
With its dazzlingly smart, athletic-looking, and eco-conscious locals—not to mention its No. 2 ranking for live music—the Texas capital has climbed one spot closer to the top since last year. Downtown’s Sixth Street is legendary for music and libations, but if you want to get a little off the beaten path, head east across the highway to explore East Sixth Street, with its beer gardens and newly gussied up dive bars. Or check out SoLa (South Lamar) for the lively brunch scene at places like Olivia.