So many people are thinking about moving to Austin, TX that you may be one of them! The capital of Texas is both a college town and the nation’s 11th largest city. Remember to “Keep Austin Weird,” a slogan born of the desire to highlight the city’s unusual sites and residents. Check out Keep Austin Weird online or go visit Austin in person to see for yourself.
There are so many reasons why people are moving to Austin, making it the country’s fastest-growing city. Here are a few:
Austin is an Economic Boom Town
With a 22% GDP growth, Austin is in an economic boom. The largest employers include government, hospitals, Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin, Dell, IBM, and Freescale Semiconductor. Unemployment is low—moving to Austin could mean a better job!
Tech Business Is a Way of Life in Austin
Austin is nicknamed “Silicon Hills” because of the numerous tech companies sited there, including 3M, Apple, Cisco, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, and Xerox, among others. Tech development has greatly fueled growth in the city, and the town’s universities supply needed workers for high-tech jobs.
Don’t Forget the Music City
The Live Music Capital of the World is the place to be for aspiring and successful musicians and their fans. Austin has more live music venues per capita than any other city in the U.S. Many recognize Austin for the long-running TV show Austin City Limits and the many music festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW).
Austin has a Great Quality of Life
In so many ways, Austin strives to have a great quality of life. It prides itself on being clean and green, and there’s a huge outdoor scene with bike trails, parks, and Barton Springs Pool, a spring-fed natural swimming pool. There are museums of art and history and statues of Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. You won’t find a major-league sports team, but you can root for UT’s Texas Longhorns or the Round Rock Express baseball team, among others.
Austin is Affordable, Too
The cost of living is low in Austin, especially compared to the relatively high average annual income. Housing prices are lower than the national average and essentials are relatively inexpensive. What’s not to love?
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