Austin, Texas 

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Population

916,906

+20.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.6%

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
 $1,950 
7421 Cedar Edge Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2136 SqFt
 $1,775 
2806 Manor Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 944 SqFt
 $299,900 
600 Shep St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1245 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 2.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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

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Reviews for Austin   436 Reviews
Doesn't live up to the hype - 9/6/2020
Agree with poster about being a "fake woke" city. Austin seems like a liberal city in many ways, and the younger millennials are a big part of that. But it is also the... Read More

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'The Truman Show' w/High Taxes & Hot Summers - 9/6/2020
I agree with Jay and some others: Positives: Sunny, dry weather with little rain. Winters are mild with many 50F plus days, fairly safe, plenty of chain stores and... Read More

Fake woke city with typical southern slave wages - 8/4/2020
Lived in Austin for 2 years and looking back realized its extremely overrated. Ill give 5 short reasons why: 1) Austin historically was a sleepy college town. No... 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
$1,950
7421 Cedar Edge Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$1,775
2806 Manor Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$299,900
600 Shep St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$715,000
1600 S 1st St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$497,444
12506 Madero Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$1,850
3100 Red River St Apt 203
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$1,995
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Bed 4 | Bath 2

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