It’s no secret we actively looked for a place to move and decided on Austin for a number of reasons – weather, great place to raise kids, plenty of things to do, affordable housing just to name a few. Every time I see one of these lists come out, it reinforces our choice to moving to this great city.
Austin Named Best Place to Buy a Home in 2011
WalletPop.com just released its list of Best Places to Buy a Home in 2011 and Austin rounded out the list (not surprisingly) at #1. WalletPop.com cited a 14.1% job growth, lower than average unemployment (7.1% vs. 9.8% nationwide), a growing population, numerous Fortune 500 companies, more than 2,000 tech companies and affordable housing prices compared to a $73,747 median family income. BBQ was also one of their considerations. Though BBQ didn’t come into my decision, one thing I’ve learned in my time here, Texans take their BBQ very seriously.
Austin Homes for Sale
If this short post has convinced you to move to Austin, you can use the home search tool below to find your dream home. Need some guidance on where to buy, check out our Austin Neighborhood Guide.