For the past few years, Austin has been the fastest growing city in the US. From massive job growth to a thriving housing market, Austin has been topping the charts in almost all categories, so it's no wonder people and companies have been moving to Austin.
You may be wondering why exactly so many people of all ages and backgrounds are relocating to Austin. We’ve put together some reasons why our city has been attracting transplants and tourists lately. Take a look at the list below for just a few reasons why Austin, Texas is quickly becoming America’s new favorite city.
Low Cost of Living Compared to Other Cities
Your income will stretch farther in Austin compared to other similar cities. You'll pay less for transportation, utilities, healthcare, and groceries since Texas does not have a tax on unprepared food items. It is one of the least expensive, largest metros in America. Plus, the housing market is affordable, especially for millennial homebuyers. The low cost of living makes Austin a very affordable city to live in, which means you get a higher quality of life.
Education in Austin is Excellent
We're going to brag a little bit here and tell you that smart people live in Austin, TX: Austin was ranked as the 9th most educated city in America in 2017. There's a lot of great opportunities for education here, or for continuing education. The University of Texas at Austin was ranked number 56 out of 311 national universities. Austin high schools have also been top ranking in the nation, with some of the best school districts in the nation.
Higher than Average Employment Opportunities
By now, most people have heard about all the startups that have made their beginnings in Austin. But did you know Austin hosts several large corporate entities like Facebook, Dell, Google, and Apple? It's a growing economy and a great place to start a career. It was voted the 3rd best city to start a career in 2017! So if you're job hunting, particularly in the tech industry, you might want to consider applying in Austin. It's the #6 best metro area for professionals to live in.
Austin is One of the Healthiest and Fittest Cities in the U.S.
Austin has a lot of great outdoor recreation. Plenty of outdoor enthusiasts live in the city and it's helped put Austin in the top rankings for fitness and health several years in a row. In 2014, it ranked as the 14th fittest city in the U.S. and #1 in Texas -- it's a welcoming place to find your fitness tribe. Part of what makes it healthy is also its air quality, which is better than most metropolitan cities. It was voted #13 on America's list of greenest cities. If recycling, hiking, and public transportation are important to you, consider moving to Austin.
If you'd like to see more of what Austin ranks for, visit the Austin Chamber to view the full list. Interested in moving to Austin and experiencing the phenomenon for yourself? Get in touch with Pauly Presley today and one of our agents can help you start exploring the Austin real estate market for yourself!