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

2413 LEON ST, Unit 104 Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 2413 LEON ST, Unit 104, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 4481928)
2 beds 1 bath 771 sqft $279,000
3901 Teaff ST Austin, TX 78723
Photo of 3901 Teaff ST, Austin, TX 78723 (MLS # 6639202)
3 beds 3 baths 2,194 sqft $650,000
MLS # 6723296 Austin, TX 78734
Photo of Austin, TX 78734 (MLS # 6723296)
3 beds 4 baths 4,742 sqft $1,489,449
409 Riva Ridge PL Austin, TX 78737
Photo of 409 Riva Ridge PL, Austin, TX 78737 (MLS # 9072508)
5 beds 5 baths 4,665 sqft $1,099,900
3804 Carbondale AVE Austin, TX 78744
Photo of 3804 Carbondale AVE, Austin, TX 78744 (MLS # 7874183)
3 beds 2 baths 1,597 sqft $254,900
4306 Avenue A, Unit 104 Austin, TX 78751
Photo of 4306 Avenue A, Unit 104, Austin, TX 78751 (MLS # 2880362)
2 beds 1 bath 756 sqft $218,000
2703 Swisher ST, Unit 101A Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 2703 Swisher ST, Unit 101A, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 2450726)
0 beds 1 bath 435 sqft $160,000
1108 1/2 Morrow ST Austin, TX 78757
Photo of 1108 1/2 Morrow ST, Austin, TX 78757 (MLS # 6170476)
4 beds 5 baths 3,221 sqft $1,269,000
1704 Arborside DR Austin, TX 78754
Photo of 1704 Arborside DR, Austin, TX 78754 (MLS # 2442412)
4 beds 4 baths 1,854 sqft $299,999
9212 UNITED KINGDOM DR Austin, TX 78748
Photo of 9212 UNITED KINGDOM DR, Austin, TX 78748 (MLS # 5546085)
4 beds 2 baths 1,362 sqft $339,900
10325 Indigo Broom LOOP Austin, TX 78733
Photo of 10325 Indigo Broom LOOP, Austin, TX 78733 (MLS # 5026643)
4 beds 3 baths 3,805 sqft $879,000
3116 Wild Canyon LOOP Austin, TX 78732
4 beds 4 baths 4,146 sqft $764,000
2516 SONOMA CV Austin, TX 78738
Photo of 2516 SONOMA CV, Austin, TX 78738 (MLS # 2033319)
4 beds 3 baths 2,651 sqft $549,999
10909 Long Day CV Austin, TX 78754
Photo of 10909 Long Day CV, Austin, TX 78754 (MLS # 8193837)
4 beds 2 baths 2,110 sqft $359,000
7900 Woodcroft DR Austin, TX 78749
Photo of 7900 Woodcroft DR, Austin, TX 78749 (MLS # 3894276)
3 beds 2 baths 1,027 sqft $285,000

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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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