|Austin Texas Real Estate|
The Greater Austin real estate market represents a community that ranks high on the livability scale, which is why Austin Texas frequently appears on national lists of top cities. In 2003, for example, Austin came in fourth on Travel & Leisure’s list of best loved cities, first on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Singles, and third on Hispanic Magazine’s list of Best Cities for Hispanics. In 2002, it was in the Money Magazine’s Top 10 list of Best Places to Live. Lots of things make Austin Texas an attractive place to buy real estate - a cosmopolitan atmosphere without big city hassle, great scenery and recreational opportunities, a reasonable cost of living, a great music and cultural scene.
A variety of Austin real estate opportunities exist in and around the city, nestled among the rolling hills and lakes of Central Texas. Austin is the seat of state government, an educational Mecca with seven area universities, and an entertainment complex that includes the best of live music, the arts and all the fun of the great Texas outdoors.
Every day sees the arrival of more and more newcomers to Austin Texas. With this steady increase in population comes a correspondingly high demand for both new and existing homes. In this hot Austin real estate climate, homes in some parts of Austin will sell within days of going on the real estate market.
Although it seems that real estate costs are rising faster than other expenses in Austin Texas, actual costs are competitive when compared to cities now attracting similar industries and people. All areas of Austin have pockets of good residential real estate, and new developments in and around the city have added a variety of beautiful, accessible and competitively priced neighborhoods.
- contains information from austin-chamber.org and the NAR