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Party time! Austin named America's top city for barbecue and pool parties

Party time! Austin named top city for barbecue and pool parties

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Austinites sent the most Evites in 2014 for barbecue and pool parties. Photo by Shelley Neuman

A new study proves just how much Austinites like to party — especially with poolside hangs and barbecue get-togethers.

According to online invitation website Evite, Austin sends the highest number of invitations for pool and barbecue shindigs. To determine where the party people are, Evite analyzed the number of Evites delivered across 39 metro areas in 2014.

In 2014, Austinites sent almost 200,000 invitations for pool and barbecue parties via Evite — the highest number of total guests in the entire country. Atlanta was No. 2 with 191,139 invitations. Seattle took the No. 3 spot with 190,184 invitations.

Evite also ranked party towns based on invitations sent per capita. The tune changes a bit, but Austin still found itself at the top of the list. At 27 percent, Washington, D.C. had the highest number of invitees per capita followed by Seattle at 23 percent. Austin and Atlanta tied for third place at 21 percent.

If these numbers have you daydreaming about cool pools and hot ribs, check your inbox. Chances are your invitation awaits.