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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Economy
-Entertainment

Cons

-Summer heat
-Cost of housing
-Growth and sprawl


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.


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Quick Facts About Austin


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Austin is 2.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Austin jobs have Increased by 3.02 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Austin's cost of living is 17.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Austin's population is 931,830 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 100.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Austin is $299,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 65.01%.
    SCHOOLS
    Austin public schools spend $12,118 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Austin.

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  4/25/2017
Nicest people on earth...

I moved to Austin almost 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA. I had lived (miserably) in Portland, OR for 7 of the longest, dreariest, coldest, rainiest years of my life... (Read More)

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  4/2/2017
Too hot and too many Brogrammers + Yuppies

Austin is a pretty city for Texas. It actually has a nice flowing river and some interesting topography which most of Texas lacks. Unfortunately, it's still has the... (Read More)

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  3/26/2017
Austin-Too weird for me

I lived in Austin for 6 months. Moved back to Houston. Sure Houston is crowded, traffic is horrendous....but the cheaper cost of living makes it all worthwhile. Plus... (Read More)

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