AUSTIN -- Austin ranks near the top of another "Best of" list. Parenting Magazine ranks the city fourth when it comes to raising a family.
The magazine describes Austin as a "unique oasis" in the midst of the Lone Star State.
The list takes into account quality of schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs and park land.
Boston came in at number one, followed by Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Maine. In 2011 Austin was ranked number two on this very same list.