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No. 2 Austin

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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.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

America's Best Cities for Singles 2011

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.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

David Coleman / Alamy

America's Best Cities for Singles 2011

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