Austin was named the 2nd best city to move to on U.S. News Rankings 2016. U.S. News and World Reports released their list of The 20 Best Places People Are Moving to in the U.S. with Austin coming in No. 2 behind Fort Myers, Florida. U.S Census Bureau data was used to examine the population growth by net migration for the largest metro areas in the United States from 2010 to 2014. They used that information to then rank the top 100 metro areas based on the difference between people relocating there and people moving away. Having grown by 8.86% between 2010 and 2014 due to net migration alone, Austin also ranks highly for desirability and an expanding job market.
What Makes Austin one of the Best Cities for Relocation?
Austin was not only named the No. 2 Best Place to Live in the U.S. earlier this year, but also the No. 6 Most Desirable Places to Live by U.S. News and World Reports. These rankings along with this latest ranking show that not only is there an aspiration for people to move here, but they actually are doing so and not leaving. Texas Monthly has dubbed it the “land of the perpetual boom.” People are being drawn to Austin by the low cost of living, excellent job market, delicious Tex-Mex, and incredible music scene. Austin has been ranked among the top two or three fastest-growing cities for jobs virtually every year for the last decade. Since 2000, employment in the Austin area has expanded 52.3%, 15 percentage points more than either Dallas-Ft. Worth or Houston. Austin is an entrepreneur’s paradise. The workforce is educated and bilingual, there is no personal state income tax, and skilled workers are attracted to the low cost of living and high quality of life. For the past two years, Austin has been ranked the No. 1 spot among the Best Cities for Startups and Young Entrepreneurs.
Is Austin your ideal relocation city?
Though Austin is no longer the fastest growing city in the US or even Texas, it is certainly still the best! Learn more about each of the unique Austin neighborhoods and suburbs. Please contact Luxe Property Group at 512-960-3506 and let us know how how we can help you make the move to Austin! Are you a local looking for your dream home? We would love to help you too!