Austin Brings The Hawt
Attractive. Attractive attractiveness. Very attractive.
By Wells Dunbar,
10:38AM, Tue. Oct. 30, 2007
It seems for swinging Austin, attractiveness is the coin of the realm. At his State of Downtown address last week, "Hunkiest Mayor" Will Wynn described how "attractive cites" like ours attract talent "frankly, at the expense of less attractive cites." Now Mayor Eligible's found more grist for the attractiveness mill: an "America's Favorite Cities" poll conducted by www.travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News lists Austin as one of the top 25 vacation destinations in the country. Moreover, the ATX also places high in several categories, including live music, nightlife, clubbing, happy hours, vintage shopping, athleticism, "wild weekends" and – you guessed it – attractive people. While receiving a "singles scene" first place, Austin's "ease of getting around/public transportation" score strikes out in 18th place. The write-up is available in the November issue of Travel + Leisure, and on the magazine's website.