Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas, the state capital, and home of the University of Texas. Over the few past years, it has become a very diverse city with a very rapid growth population. The Austin, Round Rock, and San Marcus region grew faster than any other metropolitan area in the United States. The high tech industry has increased significantly and people have moved to the area for jobs, the weather, and the quality of life.
Located downtown is the famous Sixth Street where you’ll find an assortment of entertainment, including Austin’s City Limits. It is an award-winning show where musicians are spot-lighted for their musical talents. Visitors and locals flock to Sixth Street for the nightlife, music, dining, bars, and shopping. Downtown is also where you’ll find a multitude of bats under the Congress Bridge. Its home to many parks with recreational opportunities including: kayaking, canoeing, bicycling and running trails. There are also an abundance of lakes nearby for those who enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and jet skiing. People really enjoy their time outdoors and are very health conscious.
First time home buyers can choose from many neighborhoods, including master-planned communities that are centered around parks, water sports, and golf. There are many first-class builders offering incentives for buyers. Many homes are built in the hills and buyers can enjoy scenic views of the surrounding areas. Several of the top-rated schools in the state are located here. Home sellers are enjoying the growth as property values continue to climb. First time home buyers are taking advantage of the opportunities to own new homes offering state-of-the-art appliances and open floorplans. Stone, brick, and stucco have become very popular, along with three-car garages. Homes for sale offer a median sales price of approximately $240,000. With a healthy selling market, home sellers have had a relatively easy time in selling their homes with most homes being on the market less than five days. The rental market is also very stable with very low occupancy rates.
The Hill Country and the San Antonio areas are nearby tourist attractions. People love living in the area and call themselves Austinites.