Real Estate Blog
Friday, April 29 2011
Why live in Austin?
Relocation.com ranked Austin as the #1 city for a Fresh Start (May 2009). So why Austin? What exactly are the reasons that you would want to live here? Well it really depends on what you consider as being most important.
Are you looking for a new job? This is one of the top reasons why people relocate, even if it means moving to a city in the middle of nowhere. We all need to make a living, right? So here is the reason why Austin is the place that you should consider. Austin has many of the largest employers in the nation including The State of Texas, Dell, IBM, Samsung, Freescale, AMD, and Seton Healthcare to mention a few. Also, Austin is known for a large number of growing small businesses, and they are always looking for fresh, new workers that are willing to make a difference in the new business. No wonder it has been ranked as the number one U.S. city for job growth by US Bureau of Labor Statistics (June 2009), and number one city for a career according to WomenCo (May 2009).
Education is also one of those priorities that many college students and parents cannot compromise. The University of Texas at Austin is a nationally prestigious school and its campus is located at the heart of the city that has a large influence on Austin’s culture and infrastructure as well. Also, many of the Austin’s public schools rank at the top in the nation. Austin Community College is also expanding its campus in Austin to offer more educational opportunities, and many ACC students also transfer to UT, presenting endless opportunities for personal growth.
Lastly, Austin’s lively and unique culture is what many local Austinites are quite proud of. As you know, Austin is most widely known as the live music capitol. The annual South by South West festival and Austin City Live festival brings together thousands of people from all over the world to come together and enjoy the live music, as well as film festival and art exhibits. This is truly the center of all aspects of culture mixed together. Also, these festivals bring in millions of dollars into the Austin economy annually as well. Because of all the tourists and visitors from all over the world, the City of Austin as well as the State government invests a lot of money in making sure Austin is clean and beautiful. If you are an outdoors person, Austin is known as the America’s Best Cities for Outdoors by Forbes.com for its mild weather, parks and lakes that offer various assortments of outdoor activities.
I can tell you hundreds of more reasons why Austin is the best place to live, but a picture is worth more than a thousand words and an actual visit is worth more than millions of pictures. So come and visit Austin and experience what Austin is all about!