Why you'd want to live in Austin
Real Estate in Austin, TX Austin Real Estate Music capital of the world. One of the fastest growing cities in America. Also one of the leading technology cities in the world. Austin is an extraordinarily livable, safe and vibrant town—with a major research university, the state Capitol and large, accessible lakes–that features a dynamic, expanding economy that attracts people from all over the world. If you’re looking for a new home in a mild climate, Austin has a large variety of neighborhoods that can offer whatever you’re looking for—from the vibrancy and history of East Austin, the hipness of South Austin to the luxurious hills of West Austin and everything in between. Fun Facts Located along the Colorado River, settlers came to the Austin area in the 1830s. In 1839 Austin was chosen as the Capital of the New Republic of Texas. Originally incorporated under the name Waterloo, it was soon renamed after Stephen Austin, ‘the Father of Texas.’ Austin is the 11th most populous city in the United States with a population of 885,400 (and the second larges State Capital, behind Phoenix). Austin is the most southerly of the 48 state capitals of the contiguous US. In 2012, the FBI ranked Austin the second safest major city in the US. It was the third-fasted growing American city from 2000-2006. Austin used to be known as the ‘Violet Crown’ for the way the wintertime light would look on the Hill Country after sunset. The bat community downtown under Congress Avenue Bridge is the largest urban bat colony in the United States—you can see them come out at night in the summer! Over 170 people move here to become Austinites every single day of the year!