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

2106 Cullen AVE, Unit 103 Austin, TX 78757
Photo of 2106 Cullen AVE, Unit 103, Austin, TX 78757 (MLS # 1216040)
1 bed 1 bath 588 sqft $154,900
11405 Titian DR Austin, TX 78758
Photo of 11405 Titian DR, Austin, TX 78758 (MLS # 2495591)
3 beds 2 baths 2,161 sqft $415,000
2207 Broughton CT Austin, TX 78727
Photo of 2207 Broughton CT, Austin, TX 78727 (MLS # 1453598)
3 beds 3 baths 2,176 sqft $359,900
6904 Ondantra BND Austin, TX 78744
Photo of 6904 Ondantra BND, Austin, TX 78744 (MLS # 2228505)
3 beds 2 baths 1,879 sqft $279,999
8701 Meridian Oak LN Austin, TX 78744
Photo of 8701 Meridian Oak LN, Austin, TX 78744 (MLS # 2337435)
4 beds 3 baths 1,919 sqft $285,000
1004 E 44th ST Austin, TX 78751
Photo of 1004 E 44th ST, Austin, TX 78751 (MLS # 1042228)
3 beds 2 baths 1,321 sqft $475,000
6533 E Hill DR, Unit 3 Austin, TX 78731
Photo of 6533 E Hill DR, Unit 3, Austin, TX 78731 (MLS # 4975669)
3 beds 4 baths 2,423 sqft $685,000
5004 Rowena AVE, Unit A Austin, TX 78751
Photo of 5004 Rowena AVE, Unit A, Austin, TX 78751 (MLS # 9738452)
3 beds 3 baths 1,564 sqft $649,900
5905 Leisure Run RD Austin, TX 78745
Photo of 5905 Leisure Run RD, Austin, TX 78745 (MLS # 2795556)
3 beds 2 baths 1,480 sqft $319,900
2617 Monarch DR Austin, TX 78748
Photo of 2617 Monarch DR, Austin, TX 78748 (MLS # 1600965)
4 beds 3 baths 2,279 sqft $375,000
6910 Hart LN, Unit 507 Austin, TX 78731
Photo of 6910 Hart LN, Unit 507, Austin, TX 78731 (MLS # 4265871)
2 beds 3 baths 1,043 sqft $249,999
6908 Celtic CT Austin, TX 78754
Photo of 6908 Celtic CT, Austin, TX 78754 (MLS # 1229334)
4 beds 4 baths 2,643 sqft $315,000
11001 Roderick Lawson LN Austin, TX 78754
Photo of 11001 Roderick Lawson LN, Austin, TX 78754 (MLS # 4532983)
6 beds 3 baths 2,068 sqft $258,000
1407 Monica ST Austin, TX 78758
Photo of 1407 Monica ST, Austin, TX 78758 (MLS # 6625403)
3 beds 2 baths 1,632 sqft $345,000
5640 Pinon Vista DR Austin, TX 78724
Photo of 5640 Pinon Vista DR, Austin, TX 78724 (MLS # 2281665)
3 beds 2 baths 1,320 sqft $182,000

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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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