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

5412 Pincushion Daisy DR Austin, TX 78739
Photo of 5412 Pincushion Daisy DR, Austin, TX 78739 (MLS # 3801464)
4 beds 3 baths 2,617 sqft $535,000
12609 Dessau RD, Unit 160 Austin, TX 78754
Photo of 12609 Dessau RD, Unit 160, Austin, TX 78754 (MLS # 1702718)
3 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $62,000
1806 Woodland AVE Austin, TX 78741
Photo of 1806 Woodland AVE, Austin, TX 78741 (MLS # 3682868)
3 beds 3 baths 2,277 sqft $650,000
3601 Manchaca RD, Unit 109 Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 3601 Manchaca RD, Unit 109, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 1895975)
2 beds 2 baths 968 sqft $285,000
1901 Sorghum Hill DR Austin, TX 78754
Photo of 1901 Sorghum Hill DR, Austin, TX 78754 (MLS # 7355165)
3 beds 3 baths 2,106 sqft $289,000
8888 Tallwood DR, Unit 2303 Austin, TX 78759
Photo of 8888 Tallwood DR, Unit 2303, Austin, TX 78759 (MLS # 6867435)
2 beds 2 baths 916 sqft $215,000
10310 Holme Lacey LN Austin, TX 78750
Photo of 10310 Holme Lacey LN, Austin, TX 78750 (MLS # 3307508)
3 beds 3 baths 2,504 sqft $460,000
7312 Kilday CV Austin, TX 78744
Photo of 7312 Kilday CV, Austin, TX 78744 (MLS # 1768710)
3 beds 3 baths 2,881 sqft $413,641
12601 Europa LN Austin, TX 78727
Photo of 12601 Europa LN, Austin, TX 78727 (MLS # 8109703)
4 beds 2 baths 1,668 sqft $359,900
4515 Edgemont DR Austin, TX 78731
Photo of 4515 Edgemont DR, Austin, TX 78731 (MLS # 3373792)
3 beds 3 baths 2,138 sqft $1,019,000
806 W 24th ST, Unit 201 Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 806 W 24th ST, Unit 201, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 4008003)
1 bed 1 bath 522 sqft $259,000
4433 Vail DV Austin, TX 78738
Photo of 4433 Vail DV, Austin, TX 78738 (MLS # 8025309)
4 beds 4 baths 4,351 sqft $775,000
10505 Abana WAY Austin, TX 78748
Photo of 10505 Abana WAY, Austin, TX 78748 (MLS # 4566963)
3 beds 3 baths 2,029 sqft $339,830
329 Bisset CT Austin, TX 78738
Photo of 329 Bisset CT, Austin, TX 78738 (MLS # 1477191)
5 beds 7 baths 4,830 sqft $1,193,712
14812 Avery Ranch BLVD Austin, TX 78717
Photo of 14812 Avery Ranch BLVD, Austin, TX 78717 (MLS # 3061699)
3 beds 3 baths 2,136 sqft $310,000

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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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