Attractive Austin is not only known as the home of barbeque but also as “The Heart of Texas,” “Silicon Hills,” or “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Austin is a great place to live, work, and play! If you’ve already decided to move or you have just started to contemplate relocating to the Texas state capital, according to Unpakt Blog, there are a lot of reasons why moving to Austin should be on your list.
- The city has a ‘bulletproof’ economy.’
Austin has been one of America’s fastest-growing job sites for decades.
- It’s not going to cost you much, with the low cost of living
Named the fifth most affordable city in the US in 2012
- No real estate bubble bursting allowed
The housing market didn’t suffer the devastation most of America did during the downturn, and home values are considerably less than the national average.
- You won’t have to spend a lot of time in your car
The Austin commute takes 10-15% less time than the national average.
- Come out at night
If nightly entertainment isn’t enough, Austin hosts major music festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, six days of music, food, and art overlooking downtown.
- Want to Hike?
There are nearly 20,000 acres of parkland in Austin, offering everything from hiking and bike trails, dog walking, climbing, fishing, swimming, and water skiing
- Educate Me
Austin is home to the University of Texas, one of the largest and most notable institutions of higher learning in the US. If you can’t find a class at UT, there are a half dozen other colleges and technical / trade schools to pursue your educational passion.
Enjoy every type of ethnic cuisine, from casual to white linen and full-service dining. Whatever you have a hankering.
- Not a taxing experience
There isn’t any state income tax!
- Be a sport
There is the UT Longhorns football game. Even a ten-block area roped off around the stadium dedicated to hard-core tailgating!
Austin is a Progressive City
Want more proof that Austin is the place to live. Ask Erin McDowell, a New Yorker who recently visited Austin for the first time. She was surprised by her misconceptions. There were significant differences between New York and Austin regarding their culture, food scenes, and way of life. “I spent five days checking out Austin’s local food spots, touring apartments, and getting to know the city, as well as I, could in such a short period,” she says.
- Food trucks are a huge part of the Austin foodie scene.
- Tex-Mex food really is all it’s cracked up to be.
- Getting out into nature seems to be a more significant part of city life than it is in New York, and the access to nature is better, too.
- Apartments in Austin were much larger and more affordable than one-bedroom apartments in New York City.
- There are tons of vintage pop-up markets and stores around the city.
- Even though Austin is located in a majority Republican state, I did notice some more progressive symbols across the city. Austin is typically regarded as a “blue city,” and 4% of the population of Travis County voted Democrat in the last presidential election.