Look at any Business Publication or ranking and you will find Austin, Texas near or at the very top. No other U.S. City has enjoyed such a vibrant economy over the last few decades, pre or post-recession. There are many reasons why this is true. First, Austin has attracted a talented workforce with its unique quality of life and vibrancy. Secondly, the University of Texas at Austin is a Tier 1 Research University that is a magnet for talent. Lastly, Austin is the fastest-growing City and MSA in the United States. In the last five years, some of the companies that have relocated or expanded in the area include: Samsung, Apple, Dell, HID Global, Home Away, Websense, Athena Health, IBM, Visa, Dropbox, Hanger, Legal Zoom, Oracle, and many others. Here are some recent accolades:

  • Austin is #1 Aspirational City in the U.S. According to the The Daily Beast, Austin is a “magnet of opportunity.”
  • #7 on Most Affordable Housing Markets
  • #1 Top Market according to Forbes
  • Bloomberg rates Austin-Round Rock as the second best American Boomtown.
  • According to Nerdseekers, Austin is the BEST city for job seekers.
  • According to Forbes, the University of Texas is One of America’s Top Colleges in 2013.
  • Forbes voted Austin #1 for The Best Large Cities for Jobs.
  • Top 5th healthiest housing in 2013 according to Biz Journals.
  • According to Realty.com, Austin is the 2nd best city for a market for investors.
  • It is a great place for home values. Austin was # 7 in rising home prices in the nation.
  • MetroMonitor rates Austin #8 in the overall potential for Rebounding and recovery using four key indicators: jobs, unemployment, home prices and output.
  • Austin is the most “connected” city, according to Jones LaSalle’s study.
  • According to Southern Living Magazine, Austin is one of the tastiest cities.