Austin, Texas 

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Population

916,906

+20.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.7%

Median Income

$55,216

Median Home Price

$369,000

Best Places to Live in Austin, Texas

Capital city/College town - West-central Texas northwest of San Antonio. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Austin, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Economy
-Entertainment
Cons
-Summer heat
-Cost of housing
-Growth and sprawl

Local Listings in Austin
 $299,999 
308 Pedernales St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 848 SqFt
 $425,000 
3503 Eldorado Trl
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2279 SqFt
 $775,000 
10707 Plumewood Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3499 SqFt

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

City: Austin
Zip Codes: 78745, 78753, 78741, 78748, 78744, 78704, 78758, 78759, 78749, 78723, 40 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Austin is 2.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Austin jobs have increased by 3.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Austin's cost of living is 19.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Austin's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Austin, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Travis county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Austin's population is 916,906 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 20.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Austin is $369,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Austin

It's a good time to buy in Austin. Home Appreciation is up 8.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Austin Real Estate

The median home price in Austin is $369,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Austin   430 Reviews
Austin has enough to be what you make it. - 11/19/2019
Oh the haters. I cant decide of they just hate life OR if they are trying to post negative things to keep the invading hordes away. Anyone game for the truth, well my... Read More

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Austin is overrated - 11/13/2019
Moved after a week. It’s a crowded, busy, expensive, dirty place to live. I don’t understand the good reviews of living in Austin. To get to work it was over an hour... Read More

Austin Does SUCK! - 10/27/2019
On Man! Where do I start??!!! I have been here going on 8 years and I have SEEN so many changes. Very pretentious!!! Like a little LA (it has been dubbed.) I am... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
78745, 78753, 78741, 78748, 78744, 78704, 78758, 78759, 78749, 78723, 40 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN AUSTIN
$299,999
308 Pedernales St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$425,000
3503 Eldorado Trl
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$775,000
10707 Plumewood Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$799,900
3019 Fontana Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$35,000,000
7400 Coldwater Canyon Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$749,900
15717 DE Fortuna Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$1,399,000
914 Jewell St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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