Austin - Still hot!

Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 at 11:36am.

AMD, Borland, Paypal, and others are setting up shop in Austin. The Wall Street Journal reported last Thursday that the reason is the relatively cheap Austin real estate and our highly educated work force. Those being the major drivers, we can’t help but point out the Austin scene has to be another big draw - the lifestyle Austin affords is hard to beat with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, a great night life, new shopping, and unique neighborhoods.

Recreation includes in town hiking, biking and jogging around Town Lake (recently renamed Lady Bird Lake), swimming at Barton Springs, and soccer and disc golf at Zilker Park just to get started. The Veloway, Barton Creek Greenbelt, Hamilton Pool, and Lake Travis are additional draws for outdoor enthusiasts.

And night life? Restaurants like La Traviata, Uchi, Moonshine, Asti, and Jeffrey’s continue to impress. And an Austin stay without experiencing a little of Sixth Street, The Saxon Pub, Continental Club, or The Backyard would mean a missed opportunity to see why Austin has earned the moniker of Live Music Capital of the World. If you can, try to catch a show with The Mother Truckers, an Austin original.

And shopping? Trendy shops on South Congress and those near Lamar and 6th keep Austin unique, and new shopping at The Domain and the upcoming Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave bring upscale shopping to the area and prove that Austin is indeed a hot spot for growth.

And the neighborhoods? That’s what Austin Home Listings knows best. Be sure to read up on and see pictures of popular neighborhoods like Pemberton, Belterra, Hyde Park, and Lake Pointe in our Austin Neighborhoods Guide, or search for listings in 100+ neighborhoods using our neighborhood QuickSearch at the top right of this page.

We’ll admit to being a little biased, but we agree with people making the decision to move business and families here. It’s hard to beat the Austin lifestyle.

If you want to learn more about Austin Texas Real Estate, we would love to help! Contact Great Austin Properties - the Real Estate Brokerage that brings you AustinHomeListings.com - at 512.600.1800.

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