America's Most Charming Accents

Whether a distinctive twang or lilt, some regional accents make travelers feel especially welcome.

No. 12 Austin, TX

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You could be served a “y’all” with a “dude” on the side: the Texas twang has been slightly altered in this tech-friendly town, thanks in part to all of the West Coast transplants who have settled here. Voters also ranked the locals as some of the best-looking people in the nation, even if they seem a little bit weird—which many Austinites would take as a compliment.

America's Most Charming Accents

No. 12 Austin, TX

You could be served a “y’all” with a “dude” on the side: the Texas twang has been slightly altered in this tech-friendly town, thanks in part to all of the West Coast transplants who have settled here. Voters also ranked the locals as some of the best-looking people in the nation, even if they seem a little bit weird—which many Austinites would take as a compliment.

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