Sunday, June 3, 2012

Relocating to Austin

Moving to Austin can be exciting, as we so humbly think we are the best city in the universe, but it also can be confusing due to the sheer number of choices for housing.  Austin Relocation Guide.com has a great overview on how to make your dream of becoming an Austinite reality!

When you're new to a city, especially one as diverse as Austin, finding a place to live can be overwhelming.  What is the right area for you?  What is the right apartment complex or neighborhood for you?  Austin is a tech hub, a higher education hub, boasts a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, and yet has lots of affordable housing AND a growing population.  An apartment locator or realtor, depending on whether you are renting or buying, can help you find the perfect home in the perfect location for you.

Austin residents consider education to be top priority, and Forbes magazine has taken notice by ranking us as one of the "top five intellectual capitals" in the nation as well as one of the top five cities in the magazine's "Best Place for Business and Careers" ranking due greatly to our highly educated workforce.  Also, the Austin Independent School District's fourth and eighth-graders ranked higher in science skills than other urban districts in the US according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

If you're looking for a city where you can have endless options for what to do with your free time, Austin is a great choice.  We've got museums such as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, where you can learn all about the history of Texas, unique shopping destinations such as The Drag or SoCo, sports at the University of Texas or Round Rock Express Games and great outdoor activities at Lady Bird Lake, the Greenbelt or Lake Travis.  Then there's all the day trips that can be had, both in the Hill Country and to other Texas cities such as Houston, Dallas or San Antonio.  You could spend a lifetime of weekends in Austin and never run out of things to do!