Location matters when it comes to health. Some places promote wellness by expanding access to nutritious food and recreational facilities. Others strive to keep healthcare costs affordable for everyone or keep parks clean and well-maintained. When a city doesn’t take care of these issues, it can be hard to keep up good health. Lucky for Austinites, these issues are taken care of. In a recent study done by WalletHub, Austin ranked #14 on list of healthiest cities in America!
In order to identify the overall healthiest cities in the U.S., WalletHub compared 174 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across four key dimensions:
1) Health Care
4) Green Space
If you live in Austin, you know that of these 4 factors, 3 of them are where we thrive most. Without getting too...
Are you single and ready to mingle? Dating at any age can be incredibly intimidating. If you are single and live in Austin, you’re starting in the right place. In a recent study done by Apartment List, Austin ranked #1 for the best city for dating. Austin is thriving in all ways of the matter. Large job and population growth that brings in new eligible singles every day!
The data shows that there are better dating opportunities for singles with higher levels of education. Thanks to some new developments and corporations, Austin is filled with not only singles, but SMART singles. There is nothing better than connecting with someone through high level conversation. Overall, 32.5% of college-educated singles were satisfied with dating opportunities, while only 25.3% of non-college-educated singles were satisfied. Finding like minded people can boost your own happiness.
In a study done by Upgraded Points Austin ranked #2 on a list of the 10 Fastest Growing Airports in the U.S. With a growth rate of +62.92%, Austin Bergstrom International Airport is growing, but still not enough! Even though the Airport is growing at the second largest pace, it most likely will still not be able to keep up with the ever-growing population.
The study was done based off the information and statistics between 2007-2017. As we know, Austin has been growing in population at crazy levels so it’s not surprising that AUS had to keep up by building new gates and new security. If you have been in the Austin airport recently, I’m sure you’ve noticed the growth in restaurants, security stations, and terminals. Unique fact about AUS is that all the restaurants there are Austin based!!
The most surprising fact from this study was the growth between 2016-2017 accounted for...
Do you work in STEM cell research? If not, you might actually consider going back to school for a few years- According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — professions grew at over twice the rate that non-STEM jobs did between 2009 and 2015. Most types of STEM jobs will also expand faster than all other occupations until 2024. In a recent study done by Wallet Hub, Austin was ranked #4 on a list of the best cities for Stem Jobs.
Another reason working in STEM is that it is very lucrative. Given their growing demand, the job market is known for paying very well. Their pay/salary...
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Retreat to a greenbelt home to the highly sought after Travis Country! This home features an open concept kitchen to living, floor to ceiling windows, and serene views out to the lush landscaping. Gorgeous updates, a spacious master-suite, & generous secondary bedrooms add touches of luxury. Enjoy unmatched outdoor living & entertaining space on the back patio, too! Enjoy the community pool, tennis & basketball courts, community garden, & unbeatable hiking trails - entertainment walking distance away!
Mike Bloomberg recently named Austin as a winner in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. The Climate Challenge is designed to deliver on America’s Pledge and help keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
Austin, among other cities, was chosen as winners in a two-year acceleration program that will provide powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near term carbon reduction goals. The American Cities Climate Challenge is a $70 million dollar program designed to catalyze efforts to reduce climate change and keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement.
Each Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge winner is provided technical assistance and a support package worth up to $2.5 million to help them achieve their carbon reduction goals. Resources include a philanthropy-funded team member to facilitate the development and passage of high-impact policies, training for senior leadership to assist with implementation of their proposed climate plans,...
Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? Going on trips is fun filled with experiences, food, travel and more. Unfortunately, this usually leaves you feeling even more tired than before you left. Want to go somewhere that will make you feel more relaxed? In a study done by Remedy Review Austin ranked #16 on list of the most relaxing cities for a vacation!
Most people vacation in Austin for the music. SXSW and ACL bring in thousands of people every year. Austin is known for its music scene but staying up all night rocking out can be exhausting. If you really want to lay low and recharge AND hear some great music, come to Blues on the Green at Zilker Park over the summer. Blues on the Green is a free concert series over the summer where you can lay in the park and watch the sunset while listening to bands play.
Other fun, low maintenance, activities to do in Austin is eat! There are hundreds...
Who doesn’t love beer, food, and fun? In a study done by Vine Pair, Austin Ranked #1 on List of The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2019.
The cities that made the list of top ten were:
10. Paris, France
9. Seattle, Washington
8. Tokyo, Japan
7. Rochester, New York
6. Raleigh, North Carolina
5. Los Angeles, California
4. Atlanta, Georgia
3. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. Berlin, Germany
1. Austin, Texas
You’re probably wondering where the usual suspects are like, Belgium, Munich, and Portland. Well, the interesting thing is that there are now over 7,000 breweries in the U.S. alone! The competition to be the best is only getting more intense. Asia and Europe are no longer untouchable. The U.S. is showing that they can keep up...
According to a study done by Wallet Hub, Austin and Round Rock were in the top 20 on a list of the fastest growing large city in ranking. Wallet Hub used 15 different metrics when determining the top cities-
- Population Growth
- Working-Age Population Growth
- College-Educated Population Growth
- Job Growth
- Increase in Ratio of Full-Time to Part-Time Jobs
- Median Household Income Growth
- Unemployment Rate Decrease
- Poverty Rate Decrease
- Growth in Regional GDP per Capita
- Increase in Number of Businesses
- Increase in Number of Startups
- Increase in Venture Capital Investment Amount
- Median House Price Growth
- Building-Permit Activity Growth
- Foreclosure Rate Decrease
The overall score Austin received for large, midsize, and small cities was 18th. Just for large cities Austin was ranked #1. ...
BBQ, games, slip n slides, and sunshine are key components to a great block party. In a study done by Best Places, Austin was ranked #1 on a list of Best Block Party Places! Austin has amazing surrounding suburbs. Lake Travis, Travis Country, Manor, Westlake, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, and many more are some of the top suburbs not just in Austin, but in the whole state.
There are a few things to consider when throwing a block party, but the most important thing is safety. You will be having a party on a street and so you want to put up slow signs and keep an eye out on the roads. Children will be running around, and most likely alcohol will be consumed by the parents.
The second most important thing is food. There are a few different ways to do it. You can get it catered or ask everyone on the block to bring their own dish. If you decide on the latter, make sure you coordinate with everyone, so you don’t have all desserts or all appetizers....
Nearly three in four Americans believe that the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. Living “green” means choosing to engage in in cleaner, more sustainable habits in order to preserve the planet as much as possible.
In order to determine the greenest cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across four key dimensions: 1) Environment, 2) Transportation, 3) Energy Sources and 4) Lifestyle & Policy.
Austin is far ahead of the times, rolling out effective alternative transportation methods like electric scooters and bikes. It seems like the majority of Austin is always on the go. With companies like Lime, Bird, Uber, and Lyft releasing new scooters or bikes every month, it’s nearly harder to drive yourself. Preserving places like Zilker Park and Barton Springs is another factor. These beautiful places are packed and well taken care of during the warmer weather....
Are you thinking about remodeling your master bathroom? Does your tub need an upgrade? Before you start ripping cabinets out of the wall, take a look at these tips we have for you in order to make the process a little easier! Here are 10 things to think about before remodeling your master bathroom.
You’d be surprised the stuff that piles up in the drain. The average drain pipe is about 1 ½ inches thick, consider upgrading to 2-inch pipes. The thicker the pipes, the less likely it is to get clogged. Consider routing your pipes through interior walls to avoid freezing your pipes in the winter time.
If you’re going to be surrounding yourself with mirrors in a place where you are most vulnerable, you might want to consider upping your lighting game. Use recessed light fixtures on the ceiling to brighten the room. Last thing to consider is a dimmer. Enjoy a calming bath...
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Retreat home to this charming, traditional one-story family home in the highly regarded Bell Farms! Spacious and open family room, light and bright dining space, and a huge kitchen with ample cabinetry space, plus a breakfast nook. Master-suite with double vanities, soaking tub and a walk in closet! Generous secondary bedrooms.Best of all, enjoy the quiet and privacy of a privately fenced yard backing to a greenbelt for outdoor living - no backyard neighbors!
Have a friend covered in fur, feathers, or scales? Austin recently ranked #4 on a list of most pet-friendly cities in America! There are nearly 85 million households in the US that own a pet. The pet industry is projected to cost Americans over $72 billion dollars!
Over the last decade it seems as if pets are getting more and more pampered. For a while the only options for pet supplies were PetSmart or Petco, now you have endless options- especially in Austin. Locally-owned and operated, Tomlinson's Feed is Austin’s local pet supply store with the healthiest pet supplies. Not to mention it is now illegal in Austin to breed dogs. Austin is officially an “adopt don’t shop” city!
Austin is so pet friendly that you can take your pet nearly everywhere. Drive up and down the streets of downtown Austin and it’ll be hard not to see a dog. There are so many FREE amenities that you can do with your pet! Walk the green belt, workout on town lake, yoga with your dog, and much more.
Austin is a great city for all ages, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained. In a study done recently by Wallet Hub Austin named Best College Town & City in America! Did you know the average cost of student living expenses for 12 months is $26,200? The cost of living only seems to go up, so choosing the right college has never been more difficult.
The methodology for this study was determined by 3 factors; 1) Wallet Friendliness, 2) Social Environment and 3) Academic & Economic Opportunities. Living in an affordable town is more important than one would think. Austin provides some of the most unique, fun, and FREE activities all year round.
The social environment of Austin is like no other, notoriously “weird” and accepting of all people. With over 1,000 electric scooters and bikes you can travel any where quickly and for a very low price. Everything is accessible and easy to get to. Lastly, the night...
Did you know that Austin was named THE BEST city to start a business? Austin tends to attract a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. There is the University of Texas, live music, reasonable cost of living, and the tech boom have been major factors in Austin’s ranking. The up and coming Silicon Valley of the South is here to stay and only get bigger.
Despite the fact that Austin is considered by most to be a “laid back” city, we have been proving otherwise that Austin is getting more and more fast paced. Austin is now growing 4 times faster than nearly all of Silicon Valley. Austin is the new Silicon Valley with all these major tech companies. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Drop box are all located in Austin and providing a tremendous amount of jobs, stability, and financial security. With all these tech hubs, Austin has been nicknamed the Silicon Valley of the South.
Other cities that followed close behind were, Salt Lake City, Raleigh, Nashville, San Francisco and San Jose. These cities have many things...
We are both proud and excited to announce The Cain Team is now Cain Realty Group! You can expect the same great service, commitment to doing what's right and passion for serving others that's driven us since 2006. With this change comes some other monumental changes to our company that we are excited to share with you!
The cutting-edge technology we currently use to provide an exceptional service experience and a high-impact marketing punch will be even further enhanced in 2019. We will continue to upgrade our systems and platforms as technology allows us to work more efficiently, smarter and faster.
In addition to our non-profit, Cain Cares, and our rewards program, Cain Club, we now officially have our own Client Concierge Director and program. This means the level of service, care and value we provide while working with clients can be extended well beyond a home buying or home selling transaction. When we work with clients they become a part of...
Moving to a big city can be frightening, there are many unknown people and greater opportunity for crime. In a recent study done by safewise, Austin placed 8th on a list of the safest metro cities in America! In 2017, Austin was ranked 26th. Austin has upped its game in public safety in the last year and continues to be more and more safe.
The population of Austin sits at approximately 950,000 and is only going to continue to rise. Even with this many people, the average “violent crimes” per 1,000 people sits at only 4. I don’t know about you, but this sounds much more appealing than Detroit, MI that has an average of 20.5 “violent crimes” for every 1,000 people.
Another statistic to look at is the “property crime” per 1,000 people. The average for Austin is right at 35 per 1,000 people. Not a bad number to be at considering cities like Memphis, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Oakland all sit above 50 per 1,000. Not the easiest places to feel safe!! If you’re going to own a home in...
Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you have probably heard the term “Foodie” in conversations or on the internet. From rainbow bagels to sushi burritos, I am sure you are curious as to what people are talking about. According to The Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of a Foodie is:
“a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads”.
Austin made the top ten list for “Best Foodie City in America” by a study done by Wallet Hub. If you have been around, you know that the restaurant scene in Austin has tremendously stepped its game up. With Korean BBQ, authentic Dim Sum, ice cream rolls, snow cones, and al the Mexican food you can dream of, you can see why Austin is the place to be.
One of the best parts about Austin is the brunch scene. Sunday is considered a day of rest for most, but in Austin,...
On Friday, Cain Realty Group spent the morning working and the afternoon playing! Before everyone jetted off to be with their family and friends over the holidays, Cain Realty Group wanted to celebrate the holidays together. The most exciting part of the day was that it was all a surprise!! Ricky and Kodikay planned an eventful afternoon…
We shut things down in the office at noon and headed out to the Cain’s home for some yummy treats and Christmas drinks! With still no clue where we were going, we got to our first location-lunch! We enjoyed queso and margaritas and chatted about our favorite Christmas traditions.
After lunch we piled into cars and headed over to Barton Creek Mall. We all gathered in the center of the mall waiting to be directed to our surprise when Kodikay passed out envelopes. Inside was money for each of us AND for a coworker. We were confused until we read the envelope…
“Roses are red, violets are blue,
Here’s some cash for your secret Santa and...