Top 20 Reasons for Moving to Austin

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 5:26am.

Austin Skyline Have you noticed that everyone seems to be moving to Austin lately? It’s not you imagining things, it’s a reality. And for good reason! Austin continues to be nationally recognized for its economy, culture and quality of life. As a result, individuals and businesses alike have taken notice and are heading to Austin. There are plenty of great reasons to move to Austin, so we thought we’d give you our top 20 reasons why Austin is a great place to live. Austin’s Economy. Business is booming in the lone star state and Austin is leading the way.
  • Fastest growing city in America- Forbes
  • 3rd best income growth- Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • 2nd best hotspot for technology startups according to Payscale.com 
  • 5th best employment outlook- Austin Business Journal
  • 3rd best city for business investment says Grubb & Ellis
  • #2 city to buy a home in right now according to Forbes
Austin’s Culture.  Festivals, museums, restaurants, nature and more. There's always something new to experience in Austin.
  • Intelligent community of the year- Intelligent Community 
  • 6th lowest crime rate in the nation
  • One of the top 10 cities for newlyweds- Rent.com
  • 4th best city to find a date in 2012- The Daily Beast
  • Among the top 10 fittest cities- Map My Fitness
  • 12th best city for shopping- Lucky
  • 2nd best US vacation destination- Trip Advisor
  • 3rd best city in the world for live music- The Atlantic
  • 10th best nightlife scene in the nation- Travel
Austin’s Food. Austinites love a good meal- be it BBQ, vegan or even cupcakes. Here in Austin, good food is a part of life.
  • 5th best BBQ City in America according to US News
  • 13th on Leisure Magazine's list of America's Best Burger Cities
  • Named one of the top 25 best cities worldwide for Street Food by Food and Wine
Austin's Intelligence. Austinites place a premium on a good education, whether your going to kindergarten or earning your Ph.D.
  • Austin ISD is considered one of the to perfoming districts in the nation- Austin Business Journal
  • UT Austin is the 13th best public school in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report
For more information on why we believe Austin is the best city to live in, check out our other posts or contact us at 512-600-1800. If you're ready to start searching Austin homes, click here.

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