The Capital of Cool’s “Tipping Point”

by Katie Arcos, Paige Atkinson, Sami Badgen, Selina Bonilla, and Olivia Leitch


People know Austin as the Live Music Capital but is it the only thing attracting people to Austin?

Austin ranks at the top of multiple lists, some which include being one of the “Best Places to Visit,” “Vegan Friendly,” and “Best Place to Open a Small Business.”

Although the city is displayed as a positive, welcoming place,  it definitely has flaws. Austin has been named 4th in the U. S. for the worst traffic and has been titled the most economically segregated city.

Read about Austin’s issues with affordability, access to food, homelessness, education, and transportation and how Austinites are working to solve these problems at


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