WHY AUSTIN?

The secret is out. Everyone who visits Austin these days leaves with something great to say. They can’t stop talking about our legendary live music, burgeoning restaurant scene and unique culture. And a list of other things that you just have to experience for yourself to truly understand what makes Austin so Austin. The rest of the country has already taken notice. And it’s time you did, too.  ~ Austin Visitor Center

Everyone knows that Austin is the place to be.  The population is expanding rapidly, recently surpassing the 2 million mark for the metro area!  But why is Austin so hot right now? What is so attractive about this city that EVERYONE seems to be moving here? There is more than one answer to that question.  In fact, here are over 20 attributes of Austin that make it so, so hot! ~Austin Relocation Guide

HIGH JOB GROWTH: From February to 2015 to February 2016, the Austin area added jobs at a rate of 4.2%, putting it in 3rd place for job growth among major metro areas.

A LOW CRIME RATE: Austin’s consistently low crime rate – including a murder rate of only 2.8 per 100,000 – makes it safer than Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

IT’S A SMART CITY: Austin ranks as the 6th most educated city in the U.S.

DOGS LOVE AUSTIN: Austin is the country’s 4th best city for dogs.

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Austin Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Austin

14520 Mowsbury Dr Austin, TX 78717
Photo of 14520 Mowsbury Dr, Austin, TX 78717 (MLS # 8110420)
3 beds 2 baths 1,356 sqft $315,000
12825 Serafy Ct Austin, TX 78753
Photo of 12825 Serafy Ct, Austin, TX 78753 (MLS # 7433479)
4 beds 3 baths 2,332 sqft $295,000
3006 Jubilee Trl Austin, TX 78748
Photo of 3006 Jubilee Trl, Austin, TX 78748 (MLS # 1323417)
3 beds 2 baths 1,137 sqft $325,000
10501 Cambria Coast Run Austin, TX 78717
Photo of 10501 Cambria Coast Run, Austin, TX 78717 (MLS # 3332857)
5 beds 4 baths 3,864 sqft $749,900
7602 Mowinkle Dr Austin, TX 78736
Photo of 7602 Mowinkle Dr, Austin, TX 78736 (MLS # 3991141)
3 beds 2 baths 1,570 sqft $599,000
10601 Ponder Ln Austin, TX 78719
Photo of 10601 Ponder Ln, Austin, TX 78719 (MLS # 7709380)
3 beds 2 baths 1,080 sqft $115,000
2200 Windswept Dr Austin, TX 78738
Photo of 2200 Windswept Dr, Austin, TX 78738 (MLS # 7491032)
4 beds 3 baths 3,125 sqft $770,000
3600 S Lamar Blvd, Unit 201 Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 3600 S Lamar Blvd, Unit 201, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 7951560)
3 beds 2 baths 1,619 sqft $670,000
2300 Enfield Rd, Unit 202 Austin, TX 78703
Photo of 2300 Enfield Rd, Unit 202, Austin, TX 78703 (MLS # 9519293)
2 beds 3 baths 1,557 sqft $867,000
8012 Cobblestone Austin, TX 78735
Photo of 8012 Cobblestone, Austin, TX 78735 (MLS # 4328624)
5 beds 4 baths 3,527 sqft $719,500
204 Golden Bear Dr Austin, TX 78738
Photo of 204 Golden Bear Dr, Austin, TX 78738 (MLS # 3437167)
5 beds 5 baths 5,244 sqft $1,485,000
6417 Williams Ridge Way Austin, TX 78731
Photo of 6417 Williams Ridge Way, Austin, TX 78731 (MLS # 7760074)
4 beds 4 baths 3,332 sqft $1,200,000
2300 Enfield Rd, Unit 104 Austin, TX 78703
Photo of 2300 Enfield Rd, Unit 104, Austin, TX 78703 (MLS # 8108293)
3 beds 3 baths 2,393 sqft $1,490,000
2414 Kinney Rd Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 2414 Kinney Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 1006918)
7 beds 7 baths 3,712 sqft $2,500,000
70 Rainey St, Unit 3104 Austin, TX 78701
Photo of 70 Rainey St, Unit 3104, Austin, TX 78701 (MLS # 2111284)
2 beds 3 baths 1,743 sqft $2,399,999

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Albert Allen

Albert Allen

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I'm an enthusiastic and dedicated Realtor with a true commitment to helping you with the sale, purchase, or lease of your home.

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