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

1705 Valeria ST Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 1705 Valeria ST, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 3831586)
4 beds 4 baths 3,304 sqft $2,195,000
1925 Emma Long ST Austin, TX 78723
Photo of 1925 Emma Long ST, Austin, TX 78723 (MLS # 5574139)
3 beds 3 baths 2,001 sqft $589,000
3100 Corbin LN Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 3100 Corbin LN, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 9996948)
3 beds 3 baths 1,722 sqft $519,000
15213 Origins LN Austin, TX 78734
Photo of 15213 Origins LN, Austin, TX 78734 (MLS # 7280642)
3 beds 3 baths 2,397 sqft $399,990
1701 Haskell ST Austin, TX 78702
Photo of 1701 Haskell ST, Austin, TX 78702 (MLS # 3468473)
2 beds 1 bath 876 sqft $485,000
13440 Saddle Back PASS Austin, TX 78738
Photo of 13440 Saddle Back PASS, Austin, TX 78738 (MLS # 4115927)
4 beds 4 baths 3,271 sqft $949,000
8521 Alophia DR Austin, TX 78739
Photo of 8521 Alophia DR, Austin, TX 78739 (MLS # 5297258)
5 beds 4 baths 3,190 sqft $448,000
3412 Sand Dunes AVE Austin, TX 78744
Photo of 3412 Sand Dunes AVE, Austin, TX 78744 (MLS # 1663464)
4 beds 3 baths 1,992 sqft $248,000
917 Connecticut DR Austin, TX 78758
Photo of 917 Connecticut DR, Austin, TX 78758 (MLS # 3391082)
3 beds 2 baths 1,110 sqft $246,000
1036 Liberty Park DR, Unit 36 Austin, TX 78746
Photo of 1036 Liberty Park DR, Unit 36, Austin, TX 78746 (MLS # 8266049)
5 beds 5 baths 3,607 sqft $1,150,000
5709 Sandhurst CIR Austin, TX 78723
Photo of 5709 Sandhurst CIR, Austin, TX 78723 (MLS # 8098254)
3 beds 2 baths 1,420 sqft $449,900
1615 S 2nd ST, Unit 7 Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 1615 S 2nd ST, Unit 7, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 6664324)
3 beds 3 baths 1,640 sqft $850,000
4712 Bundyhill DR Austin, TX 78723
Photo of 4712 Bundyhill DR, Austin, TX 78723 (MLS # 3833493)
3 beds 2 baths 1,666 sqft $305,000
1615 S 2nd ST, Unit 1 Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 1615 S 2nd ST, Unit 1, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 4425606)
2 beds 3 baths 1,407 sqft $734,900
4504 W Village CT Austin, TX 78744
Photo of 4504 W Village CT, Austin, TX 78744 (MLS # 9633810)
3 beds 2 baths 1,380 sqft $259,000

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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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