Why everyone is moving to Austin

Why-Everyone-Moving-AustinA great summary ~ with awesome graphics from AustinStartup.com’s Bryan Menell about why folks are moving to Austin.  Here’s a link “Why everyone is moving to Austin” .

Bullet Points include:

  • USA Today names Austin a top city for Tech Startups
  • Forbes ranks Austin among America’s coolest cities to live
  • Business Insider ranks Austin the 9th most innovative city
  • Bloomberg News ranks Austin No. 1 on its list of Top 12 American Boomtowns
  • Austin’s crime rate is fourth lowest in nation among cities with more than 1/2 million people
  • Austin’s Housing Market has been ranked No. 5 among the top 10 healthiest markets for 2013
  • Austin is ranked the 11th fittest city in America and number 1 in Teas by American College of Sports Medicine
  • Austin ranks 5th in nation for number of technology start ups per capita
  • 50,000 high tech jobs in 2012, an 8% job growth
  • Second if nation for tech startups
  • Dell, IBM, Seton Healthcare, State of Texas, UT Austin and Federal Govt are largest employers with medium sized firms including AMD, Apple, Applied Materials, AT&T, Flextronics, Freescale, Samsung, and Whole Foods Market.
  • A healthy 18% of employment held by management, business, and financial positions with Computer, Engineering & Science at a solid 9% of jobs.
  • Austin is ranked first among the top 50 US metro areas based on net migration
  • Ranked 7th nationally in home price jump
  • Cost of living is less than most like and larger sized cities nationally.


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