The top five reasons why people are drawn to the fine city of Austin are indicative of how the city continues to grow and how it offers superior high quality living. Whether moving for work, entertainment, or just a change of scene, Austin attracts new residents from all over the country and world.
Austin is known as “The Pride of Central Texas” and took the Number One spot on Forbes‘ annual list of “America’s Fastest Growing Cities” for three years in a row.
Austin’s cost of living is three percent below the national average, and Austin’s housing costs for 2013 are twelve percent below the national average. With its combination of cosmopolitan and small town living, you can choose a comfortable neighborhood that is to your liking. Another plus is that there is no state income tax.
Austin has become a tech/corporate hub in recent years, due to the constant stream of young employable talent arriving from everywhere and especially those coming out of the local University of Texas, which ranked on U.S.News and World Report’s 2013 list of “Ten Universities With the Most Undergrads.” Austin was named the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “2013 Most Business-friendly U.S. City” and The Business Journal’s “2013 Best Place for Young Adults.”
Austin was ranked America’s Tenth Healthiest City in 2012 by the Huffington Post and has the third lowest rate of violent crime among major United States cities. Clean air quality exists in 77 percent of the days, and the weather is usually balmy.
Austin is the cultural center of Texas with its numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, concerts and more. The city has more restaurants per capita in the country, and they serve up portions as big as Texas!
Austin is also the home of world famous music festivals such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. The city also is proud to offer more music venues than any other city in the United States.
What brings you to Austin, TX?