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What Bert Has To Say About Austin-Round Rock Metro Area

The Austin area continues to be regarded by most as the best choice in Texas, with a balance of a strong economy, good education, attractive housing, a relatively pleasant climate, and plenty to do. Highlights include the University of Texas, an important music scene, and a large high-tech industry, including Dell, Inc. in Round Rock, 20 miles north. The 50,000-student university is located on a large campus north of downtown. The walkable downtown preserves a small-town Texas feel and is packed with nightclubs and music venues, including the famous “Drag” and the Warehouse District. Music is mostly rock ’n’ roll, “hard” country, and blues.


Quick Facts About Austin

    The unemployment rate in Austin is 3.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Austin jobs have Increased by 2.82 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Austin's cost of living is 6.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Austin's population is 799,939 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.49 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Austin is $229,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.60 percent.
    Austin public schools spend $11,995 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Austin.

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