Best Places to Live in Austin, Texas

Capital city/College town - West-central Texas northwest of San Antonio
-College-town amenities
-Summer heat
-Cost of housing
-Growth and sprawl

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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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Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Travis County
Metro Area: Austin-Round Rock Metro Area
City: Austin
Zip Codes: 78745, 78753, 78741, 78744, 78758, 78748, 78704, 78759, 78749, 78705, 40 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Austin is 2.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Austin jobs have increased by 3.02%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Austin's cost of living is 17.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Austin's Cost of Living
Austin's population is 931,830 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 100.13%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Austin is $299,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 65.01%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Reviews for Austin    409 Reviews
EXTREME Urban Sprawl - 2/25/2018
Recently moved here from CA but originally from NJ. I gave myself 1 year to see if I like it here. So far the answer is NO. I am out in burbs and it is still... (Read More)

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Smug town - 2/11/2018
Austin is overrated. People here are so smug about the city's reputation they don't see it's average at best. They are more interested in how food looks than in how it... (Read More)

Been here enough times to write a review - 9/19/2017
I enjoy Austin compared to other cities I've lived in and visited. I can safely say I like it better than Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco in terms of weather and vibe... (Read More)

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78745, 78753, 78741, 78744, 78758, 78748, 78704, 78759, 78749, 78705, 40 total