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

800 N Capital Of Texas Hwy Highway, Unit 13 Austin, TX 78746
Photo of 800 N Capital Of Texas Hwy Highway, Unit 13, Austin, TX 78746 (MLS # 6007686)
3 beds 5 baths 3,834 sqft $1,488,000
422 Thompson Ln Austin, TX 78742
Photo of 422 Thompson Ln, Austin, TX 78742 (MLS # 9376571)
3 beds 2 baths 1,711 sqft $639,900
4611 Graceful Ln Austin, TX 78725
Photo of 4611 Graceful Ln, Austin, TX 78725 (MLS # 3248227)
3 beds 3 baths 1,308 sqft $298,900
6404 Diamondleaf Bnd Austin, TX 78724
Photo of 6404 Diamondleaf Bnd, Austin, TX 78724 (MLS # 2950870)
3 beds 2 baths 1,412 sqft $263,990
15000 Siberian Elm Ln Austin, TX 78724
Photo of 15000 Siberian Elm Ln, Austin, TX 78724 (MLS # 7752931)
4 beds 2 baths 2,032 sqft $294,990
15005 Upland Willow Rd Austin, TX 78724
Photo of 15005 Upland Willow Rd, Austin, TX 78724 (MLS # 3737027)
4 beds 3 baths 2,170 sqft $304,990
4300 Mansfield Dam Ct, Unit 531 Austin, TX 78734
Photo of 4300 Mansfield Dam Ct, Unit 531, Austin, TX 78734 (MLS # 6436994)
3 beds 2 baths 1,687 sqft $515,000
210 Lavaca St, Unit 3110 Austin, TX 78701
Photo of 210 Lavaca St, Unit 3110, Austin, TX 78701 (MLS # 4018098)
2 beds 3 baths 1,423 sqft $1,075,000
15720 Circuit Ln Austin, TX 78728
Photo of 15720 Circuit Ln, Austin, TX 78728 (MLS # 7224397)
4 beds 3 baths 2,905 sqft $465,000
1800 E 4th St, Unit 251 Austin, TX 78702
Photo of 1800 E 4th St, Unit 251, Austin, TX 78702 (MLS # 3119676)
1 bed 1 bath 707 sqft $389,000
7707 Copano Dr Austin, TX 78749
Photo of 7707 Copano Dr, Austin, TX 78749 (MLS # 3319661)
3 beds 2 baths 1,380 sqft $474,900
8816 Sikes Way Austin, TX 78747
Photo of 8816 Sikes Way, Austin, TX 78747 (MLS # 9641964)
3 beds 2 baths 1,783 sqft $365,000
1510 W 32nd St Austin, TX 78703
Photo of 1510 W 32nd St, Austin, TX 78703 (MLS # 8068810)
4 beds 4 baths 2,931 sqft $1,500,000
6215 Hogan Ave Austin, TX 78741
Photo of 6215 Hogan Ave, Austin, TX 78741 (MLS # 7029081)
3 beds 1 bath 888 sqft $325,000
1855 Westlake Dr Austin, TX 78746
Photo of 1855 Westlake Dr, Austin, TX 78746 (MLS # 3535893)
4 beds 4 baths 5,616 sqft $6,500,000

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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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