Lubbock ranked among best cities in nation for work-life balance

Lubbock ranked among best cities in nation for work-life balance

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If you are looking for a harmonious lifestyle, Lubbock may be the place to be. 

A new study by SmartAsset ranks Lubbock among the top 25 best cities in the nation for work-life balance. The Hub City came in at number 23.

"Lubbock is a fantastic city to live and work, and it's becoming an even greater city with the investments that have been taking place by both the private sector and the city of Lubbock to encourage this growth to take place."

The study looked at 10 factors, including concentration of arts and entertainment, housing costs as a percentage of income, average number of hours and weeks worked, and commute time.

That is one reason Kyle Jacobson, director of government relations for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, said he stayed in Lubbock.

"Being born and raised in Austin, that was all I ever knew, but after living in Lubbock for a while and going to school at Tech, I went back and was kind of overwhelmed with the traffic and crowds, and Lubbock was that perfect balance of it's not too crowded, you never sit in traffic."

Millennials now represent the majority of the workforce, Osborne said, and it is important to make sure that generation wants to live and work here.


"They look for certain aspects in where they want to live," Osborne said. "They want to have a thriving downtown, which is why we're investing in downtown. They want to have dog parks, which is one reason why the city's put in dog parks."

They said these investments spell a bright future for the city. 

"I do think that's important to a lot of people, when they're looking for, not only where do I want to live and work, but what can I do in my free time, and Lubbock is expanding the options available to people in that arena every day," Jacobson said. 

 

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