5 Reasons to Move to the Austin Area
10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Since 2008, Austin has been steadily growing, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. This growth has paved the way to opportunities for all kinds of people- students, art aficionados, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and home investors. Excitement is tangible with what the capital has to offer! Austin Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. In fact, in 2016 Forbes ranked Austin as the 3rd fastest growing city in the country. The capital’s growth has fueled the boom in interesting activities including music, art, culinary destinations, and more- making Austin one of the best places to move. Not convinced yet? Let’s take a look at 5 things that make a move to the Austin area the obvious choice.
1. The Economy is on the Rise
The local Austin economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2017, making the Austin region the fastest-growing large metro area in the country that year. As of February 2018, Austin’s unemployment rate of 3 percent was tied for third lowest in the country. Austin is enjoying a job growth of 3.02 percent and is predicted to have a 43.13 percent job growth over the next 10 years. Plus, Austin has been voted many times throughout the past couple years one of the best cities for high pay and low expenses! It isn’t too hard to see the economical perks of being in the Austin area!
2. A Green and Fit City
Austin prides itself on the health of both its city and its people. Austin is the number 1 greenest city in Texas, and has been voted the number 6 most energy efficient city in the US by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Austin also lands at number 3 on the top ten cleantech cities in the country. With the lakes, running trails, gyms and hundreds of parks in the Austin area, it’s easy to see why Austin is seen as one of the fittest cities in the country!
3. Great Education
From elementary to higher education- Austin area schools are some of the best for each stage of life. Austin’s ongoing and steady growth has an impact on education, with public school districts that boast strong reputations for both academic and extracurricular programs, and whose students consistently score high on state-mandated assessment tests and college entrance exams. Austin-area high schools rank in US News Top 500. Not to mention the plethora of colleges in the Austin area- including the University of Texas at Austin which ranks among Princeton review’s best value colleges. Whether your little one is off to Kindergarten, or your pursuing your Master’s- Austin area schools have what you need.
4. A City For All People, At Any Stage of Life
The Austin area is known for it’s diverse demographic- in both age and ethnic diversity. The City of Austin has now crossed the threshold of becoming a Majority-Minority city. This means- no ethnic or demographic group exists as a majority of the City’s population. Austin has landed in the top ten cities to raise a family, as well as the top ten cities for millennials. Forbes also just named Austin one of the top retirement cities in the US. No matter who you are, or what stage of life you are in, Austin has something for everyone.
5. Endless Entertainment
Living in the Austin area means living in a place where there is a never ending supply of activities, entertainment and fun. From food trucks to fine dining, and coffee shops to cocktail lounges, Austin is able to boast of having one of the most diverse food scenes around. Austin’s music scene is truly unparalleled- and the city is home to numerous famed festivals like South by Southwest, Austin Film Festival, Austin City Limits and more. If you need to get moving- the lake, trails, bike paths and fitness classes are always a hop, skip and a jump away! Austin is always brimming with things to do and interesting people to meet- and it’s waiting for YOU to explore it!
We love and believe that the Austin area is a great place to live- and we want YOU to be a part of it. Bigelow Homes believes that a home is much more than just a house, and that the area that surrounds where you live should be a place that provides wonderful opportunities of community and life to explore. In our communities, we offer all the perks of living in the Austin area, without the price tag. Come see what we’re all about, and the opportunities that await you on your new front porch.
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