Austin, Texas 

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+20.0% since 2020

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3.7 / 7.9

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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.
State: Texas
County: Travis County
Metro Area: Austin-Round Rock Metro Area
City: Austin
Zip Codes: 78745, 78753, 78741, 78748, 78744, 78704, 78758, 78759, 78749, 78723, 40 total
Cost of Living: 29.4% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level

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Austin, Tx Housing Market
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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.


The unemployment rate in Austin is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Austin jobs have increased by 3.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Austin's cost of living is 29.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Austin's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Travis county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.4% to 26.4%. More Voting Stats

Austin's population is 995,484 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 20.0%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Austin is Real Estate: $551,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%.

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 35.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Austin is $551,200.
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Reviews for Austin   446 Reviews
Don't believe the hype - 3/11/2022
I lived there for 22 years and left a year and a half ago. The people that live there have ruined it. Austin is no longer weird AT ALL. The weirdness has been... Read More

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Austin is still a good place to live - 12/12/2021
I've lived in Austin over 20 years, and yes it has changed drastically, as all fast growing cities do. But I think it is unfair to compare Austin against it's past self... Read More

Austin is Awesome - 9/24/2021
I lived in Austin Travis county for 2 years and fell in absolute love with the greater Austin area. I had to leave to go back to SC unfortunately. I was very sad over... Read More

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