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Savills Names Austin as Top Tech City in the World for 2017

Austin takes the top spot in the newly-released report of Savill's top tech cities in the world. The research program came up with the final list top 22 cities with the goal to understand the "many diverse drivers that make up good cities for the tech industry."

Five Criteria, 22 Cities

The research program used five criteria with over a hundred metrics to define what a top tech city is. These criteria are:

  • Tech environment – Does it serve as a big tech hub in its global region?
  • Business environment – Does it have its fair share of homegrown start-ups and incubators?
  • City buzz and wellness – Do global tech companies see it as a top choice for expansion?
  • ...

Austin is the 3rd Best City to Start a Career.

As the plunge into adulthood is right around the corner for many young future graduates now is the perfect time to disclose Austins newest accolade. Austin has been named as the 3rd best city to start a career. With endless opportunities, culture and room for growth, newly graduated job seekers have ample career paths to choose from. WalletHub explains their methodology below. 

"In order to determine the best cities in which to launch a career, WalletHub’s data analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across two key dimensions, “Professional Opportunities” and “Quality of Life.” Our sample considers the only city proper in each case and excludes cities in the surrounding metro area.

We evaluated the two dimensions using 23 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding...

Austin Named as One of Top Ten U.S. Cities for New College Graduates

Late spring brings way more than just May flowers, crawfish season, pollen season, and the hallowed calling in sick on warm Mondays season. It also brings hordes of college grads—newly minted, freshly attired, all eagerly searching for cool gigs and great places to begin their life journey in earnest.

Pop culture may make it seem that every last one of the nation’s 1.9 million new graduates is designing web pages and apps in a huge loft or trendy co-working space in the middle of a coastal major metropolis. And there are a few grains of truth in this— about 1 in every 10 millennials does, in fact, live in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, or San Francisco. But it's a big country out there. And if millennials (and their successors, Gen Z) have taught us anything, it's that they're not so easy to put into a box.

Software engineering jobs are indeed hot. But so are customer service gigs, recruitment careers, and graphic design,...

Hot New Listing! 2815 Allison Dr

Southeast Austin Home for Sale in 2815 Allison Dr

Amazing southeast Austin residence with plentiful features, upgrades and beautiful backyard pool! Features include wood floors, recessed lighting, cozy fireplace, open floor plan, large kitchen open to family room. Spacious rooms with new features and plentiful storage, lovely master suite with walk-in shower. Gorgeous covered porch overlooks backyard pool and lush greenery. Nearby local shops, schools and mins to downtown! MUST-SEE!

Southeast Austin Home for Sale in 2815 Allison Dr Southeast Austin Home for Sale in 2815 Allison Dr...

Hot New Listing! 2130 Jester Farms

Round Rock Home for Sale 2130 Jester Farms

Cute Round Rock residence with plentiful upgrades! Best features include lovely front porch, brand new paint throughout, beautiful wood laminate flooring, and cozy fireplace! Open floor plan kitchen and living room. Master suite bath with walk-in shower, new light fixtures and massive walk-in closet. Open deck overlooks spacious backyard with gorgeous mature trees and plentiful yard space. Conveniently located nearby Jester Farms park and local schools! Must-see!

Round Rock Home for Sale 2130 Jester Farms Round Rock Home for Sale 2130 Jester Farms...

Austin is the Best Place in Texas to Start a Business-- Wallethub

Texas has seen its fair share of successful business startups in the last decade, and both investors and entrepreneurs just can't help but fall in love with Texas' business-friendly culture and policies. But did you know which cities in Texas are best for startups?

A recent ranking by Wallethub came up with this year's list of best cities for starting a business out of 150 of the U.S.' largest cities. Using the metrics of business costs, access to resources, and overall business environment, the final ranking showed that most Texas cities made it to the Top 25 in the national list. Austin ranked first in Texas and eighth nationally, while Amarillo ranked second in Texas and ninth nationally.

It's Not all Perfect in Texas

While most Texas cities, particularly Austin, fared well in the rankings, the study also...

HOT New Listing! 9301 Bavaria Ln

Southwest Austin Home for Sale 9301 Bavaria Ln

Beautiful updated home with grand entry to formal living space with cozy fireplace and high, vaulted ceilings. Best features include spacious rooms, ample natural lighting, stainless steel appliances in kitchen which opens to formal living room. Two downstairs flex spaces for formal dining or easy convert into office. Spacious master suite with luxe bath. Gorgeous backyard, perfect for entertaining. Wonderful family-friendly community!

Southwest Austin Home for Sale 9301 Bavaria Ln Southwest Austin Home for Sale 9301 Bavaria Ln...

Austin Makes it to List of Top Cities for Job Seekers; Best in Work-Life Balance and High Salaries

A newly published national list has named Austin as the 4th best city to be in for job seekers. Thanks to Austin's healthy job market, many career opportunities await millennials and other professionals in search of a career boost in their respective industries. Whether you are in the technology, hospitality, or sales industries, Austin's got something exciting waiting for you!

Best Work-Life Balance and High Salaries

Austin received the highest marks in the aspect of high salaries and perfect work-life balance compared to other top contenders in the list. In fact, Austin has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the state, with numbers well below the national average (you can read more about this ...

Home Maintenance Tasks for May

We've been fantasizing about it for months, and finally warmer weather has arrived. We know: You just want to fire up the grill and start working on your tan—we do, too! But before you can kick back in your hammock (or in your pool on your giant patriotic bald eagle float, if that's your thing), there are a few tasks you’ll need to tackle.

And you can bet they're all outside.

“The old adage ‘April showers bring May flowers’ rings true and makes May prime time for landscaping and lawn care in most of the country," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the ...