In a recent report released by Forbes Magazine, Austin wins the #3 spot for Best US Cities for Jobs right behind the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area. Those of you living in cities with struggling job markets, might want to consider relocating to Austin, as it was also named one of the Best US Cities for Potential Job Growth.
What Makes Austin Better than San Francisco?
Quality of life and cost of living just to name two. Austin employers generally pay very well and employees get to keep more of their money with no state income tax in Texas. Plus, our housing market, though very strong, is very affordable when you compare what you can get in the Bay Area. Austin also has a more diverse job market, whereas San Francisco and San Jose are more concentrated around the tech industry. We relocated to Austin from San Francisco where I grew up. San Francisco is a great place to visit, especially when cost of living is such that you can actually afford to go on vacation.
What Other US Cities Made the Best US City for Jobs List?
Below you’ll find the top 10 US cities that Forbes’ considers to have the best job markets. You’ll also see two other Texas cities that made the list, Dallas and Houston.
- Sunnyvale – San Jose
- San Francisco – San Mateo
- Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos
- Raleigh – Carey
- Houston – Sugar Land – Baytown
- Nashville – Davidson – Murfreesboro – Franklin
- New York City
- Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford
- Dallas – Plano – Irving
- Denver – Aurora – Broomfield
Relocating to Austin Without a Job?
Moving to Austin without securing a job is not as risky as you might think. We’ve helped several people relocate to Austin, many of whom did not have a job when they moved. Most found one in a matter of days and some even got help with their relocation costs. Employers are looking for great employees and companies are moving to Austin everyday. The two hottest industries we’ve seen recently have been the tech industry and the healthcare field.
Considering Relocating to Austin?
We can help! Not only have we helped quite a few families relocate to Austin, we’ve done it ourselves! We know how overwhelming the move can be and can help you break it down into easy to manage steps. Check out our Guide to Relocating to Austin and Relocation Blog for more tips. Then, fill out our Relocation Survey, call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com to get started.