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Boise is a much better-run city than Austin, study says—here's how the two compare

Austin (left) was ranked much lower than No. 2 Boise among the U.S. best-run cities, according to a WalletHub study.

Last year, we examined how Austin has an unlikely lookalike in Boise, Idaho, a fast-growing metro that, like Austin, has earned both praise and ire as thousands flock to the city.

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New move-ins sweat it out in Austin's triple-degree heat

Many Austinites cool off at Austin's swimming pools, like Barton Springs Pool, amid Texas summer heat. (Austin Parks and Recreation Department/Facebook)

It's been 100-degree weather for nine days straight in Austin, and Jim Bays feels right at home.

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Rekindling the Austin flame: Why burnt-out Austinites choose to stay even with the mounting woes of 'New Austin'

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When Mark Coffey moved to Austin in 1986, it was the land of Stevie Ray Vaughan shows, MTV and new opportunities.

Now, it may be the land of limited housing, property tax hikes and California license plates—but many are still choosing to stay for remnants of that old-school charm.

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