Real Estate in Austin Ranks Highly for City Livability
Living in the Live Music Capital of the World comes pretty easily to Austinites. But how does Austin real estate fare in a comparison to the other great metropolitan areas of the country in terms of livability? A non-biased analysis done by Vocativ, a data-oriented news website, ranks Austin the fifth-most livable city in America for people 35 and under. The analysis assessed the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. It considered such factors as salary, employment, rent, public transit, weather and crime.
In a report about the findings,the authors stated "After all the number crunching, a few surprises emerged. You'll see a lot of Texas on this list — the Lone Star State has cheap rent, gas and Wi-Fi, a ton of young people and a booming economy — while some of the country's biggest cities, like Miami, New Orleans and Philly, missed the cut entirely.” Austin real estate continues to attract newcomers in droves. Now we have statistical data that shows just how easy it is to stay in this great city.
An Austin Business Journal report read that Austin's booming economic scene helped push it into the top 10. Vocativ ranked Austin the No. 2 city for jobs. It ranked No 29. in terms of housing costs, 34th in terms of food options (an index that combined grocery affordability and the number of coffee shops and take out restaurants per capita), 39th in terms of transit and gas expenses, 39th in terms of demographic diversity, and 54th in its entertainment index. You can check out the full city-by-city rankings here.
Austin real estate outranked other Texas cities on the list including Fort Worth at No. 12, Dallas (No. 14), Lubbock (No. 15), Houston (No. 16), Irving (No. 21), Plano (No. 23) and Garland (No. 35).