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

12403 Von Herff CT Austin, TX 78732
Photo of 12403 Von Herff CT, Austin, TX 78732 (MLS # 6706025)
3 beds 2 baths 1,956 sqft $355,000
3601 Cloudy Ridge RD Austin, TX 78734
Photo of 3601 Cloudy Ridge RD, Austin, TX 78734 (MLS # 7582940)
5 beds 7 baths 9,674 sqft $2,400,000
2425 Ashdale DR, Unit 81 Austin, TX 78757
Photo of 2425 Ashdale DR, Unit 81, Austin, TX 78757 (MLS # 1965836)
2 beds 2 baths 984 sqft $185,000
9015 Palace PKWY Austin, TX 78748
Photo of 9015 Palace PKWY, Austin, TX 78748 (MLS # 9535190)
3 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $240,000
7100 Beauford DR Austin, TX 78750
Photo of 7100 Beauford DR, Austin, TX 78750 (MLS # 8227571)
4 beds 4 baths 2,787 sqft $725,000
7309 Colony Park DR Austin, TX 78724
Photo of 7309 Colony Park DR, Austin, TX 78724 (MLS # 7334495)
3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $199,900
400 W 35th ST, Unit 109 Austin, TX 78705
Photo of 400 W 35th ST, Unit 109, Austin, TX 78705 (MLS # 1848706)
2 beds 2 baths 852 sqft $290,000
4713 Highland TER Austin, TX 78731
Photo of 4713 Highland TER, Austin, TX 78731 (MLS # 5459770)
3 beds 2 baths 2,047 sqft $745,000
1203 Brentwood ST, Unit 1 Austin, TX 78757
Photo of 1203 Brentwood ST, Unit 1, Austin, TX 78757 (MLS # 7418354)
4 beds 3 baths 2,383 sqft $729,900
313 Explorer Austin, TX 78734
Photo of 313 Explorer, Austin, TX 78734 (MLS # 3152874)
5 beds 5 baths 4,092 sqft $699,900
16807 Trail Of The Woods Austin, TX 78734
Photo of 16807 Trail Of The Woods, Austin, TX 78734 (MLS # 3143467)
5 beds 5 baths 4,185 sqft $785,000
400 Wallis DR Austin, TX 78746
Photo of 400 Wallis DR, Austin, TX 78746 (MLS # 7412981)
4 beds 4 baths 4,140 sqft $1,600,000
206 Big Meadow RD Austin, TX 78737
Photo of 206 Big Meadow RD, Austin, TX 78737 (MLS # 8966855)
4 beds 4 baths 2,829 sqft $449,700
6000 Shepherd Mountain CV, Unit 811 Austin, TX 78730
Photo of 6000 Shepherd Mountain CV, Unit 811, Austin, TX 78730 (MLS # 1958734)
2 beds 1 bath 814 sqft $195,000
3303 NE Oak ALY Austin, TX 78745
Photo of 3303 NE Oak ALY, Austin, TX 78745 (MLS # 8179076)
3 beds 2 baths 1,504 sqft $347,000

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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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