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

5105 Avenue H, Unit A Austin, TX 78751
Photo of 5105 Avenue H, Unit A, Austin, TX 78751 (MLS # 9993270)
2 beds 1 bath 1,014 sqft $430,000
9528 Big View DR Austin, TX 78730
Photo of 9528 Big View DR, Austin, TX 78730 (MLS # 4013740)
5 beds 5 baths 4,679 sqft $1,010,000
10616 Mellow Meadows DR, Unit 6B Austin, TX 78750
Photo of 10616 Mellow Meadows DR, Unit 6B, Austin, TX 78750 (MLS # 8396800)
2 beds 2 baths 952 sqft $165,000
607 W 35th ST Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 607 W 35th ST, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 7907170)
6 beds 4 baths 2,868 sqft $999,000
705 E 32nd ST Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 705 E 32nd ST, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 8872364)
6 beds 5 baths 2,375 sqft $1,070,000
209 E 31st ST Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 209 E 31st ST, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 6875057)
4 beds 2 baths 1,402 sqft $634,000
7616 Rustling RD Austin, TX 78731
Photo of 7616 Rustling RD, Austin, TX 78731 (MLS # 1401498)
4 beds 3 baths 2,974 sqft $829,000
3701 Hampton RD Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 3701 Hampton RD, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 9523414)
5 beds 4 baths 4,581 sqft $2,649,000
8110 Ranch Road 2222, Unit 44 Austin, TX 78730
Photo of 8110 Ranch Road 2222, Unit 44, Austin, TX 78730 (MLS # 1756431)
2 beds 3 baths 1,313 sqft $425,000
8905 Moccasin PATH Austin, TX 78736
Photo of 8905 Moccasin PATH, Austin, TX 78736 (MLS # 4832762)
4 beds 3 baths 2,512 sqft $527,757
3724 Valley View RD, Unit A Austin, TX 78704
Photo of 3724 Valley View RD, Unit A, Austin, TX 78704 (MLS # 4259062)
1 bed 1 bath 574 sqft $189,900
2412 Jones RD Austin, TX 78745
Photo of 2412 Jones RD, Austin, TX 78745 (MLS # 4679652)
4 beds 3 baths 3,280 sqft $800,000
2707-1 Stratford DR Austin, TX 78746
Photo of 2707-1 Stratford DR, Austin, TX 78746 (MLS # 1365381)
3 beds 3 baths 2,913 sqft $2,150,000
9201 Brodie LN, Unit 3601 Austin, TX 78748
Photo of 9201 Brodie LN, Unit 3601, Austin, TX 78748 (MLS # 2202628)
2 beds 2 baths 1,353 sqft $260,000
9802 Copper Creek DR Austin, TX 78729
Photo of 9802 Copper Creek DR, Austin, TX 78729 (MLS # 1790084)
3 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $290,000

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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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