Austin, Texas 

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Population

916,906

+20.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$55,216

Median Home Price

$369,000

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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.

Austin, TX Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Travis County
Metro Area: Austin-Round Rock Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
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 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Travis county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.4% to 26.4%. 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 Real Estate: $369,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%.

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.
The median home price in Austin is $369,000.

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Reviews for Austin   441 Reviews
Big mistake moving back here after 20 years - 6/18/2021
I've lived in Austin twice, and the quality of life here has taken a sharp nose-dive over the decades. There used to be a family-oriented, friendly neighbor vibe. Now,... Read More

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Don't believe the hype. Austin is no longer nice - 5/19/2021
BEWARE of the HYPE * I grew up in Austin when it was a wonderful, friendly, laid back, center of education and government. My father's family has been there since the... Read More

Austin = Dallas with a few more trees - 4/29/2021
Austin has lost its charm and sure as hell lost its "weirdness." It's turned in to a pretentious, money hungry town which has not aged well at all. It thinks its cooler... 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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