Austin Texas Relocation Package

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249
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I have written a number of articles which I hope you will find helpful as you are researching the Austin area.  I tried to cover many of the major questions that I receive on a day-to-day basis as a real estate broker working with buyers who are relocating from other cities and states.  This is really a work in progress, as I intend to update and add to this package often. 

As with anything you find on my blog or website, feel free to contact me anytime with questions or for clarification.  My cell phone number is 512-796-7653 and my email address is jason@austintexashomes.com.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

THE BASICS - SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (ABOUT ME AND ABOUT AUSTIN)

Are You Considering Relocating to Austin, Texas? An Open Letter - I would recommend reading this one first.

"High Property Taxes, Heat, and Tornadoes, TOO? Why would I want to move to Austin, Texas?" - This one tackles some of the potential negatives about Austin, while also providing a LOT of good reasons to make Austin your new home.

Top Employers in Austin Texas - Looking for a job? These may be worth considering - This seems to be a popular question for those who are not relocating with a specific company.  I hope you find it helpful, too!

Austin Texas School Districts - How are the schools in the Austin area? - This includes information on public and private schools, as well as resources for Austin homeschooling. 

Austin Texas Area Hospitals - An Overview - This covers all of the medium and large hospitals in and around the Austin area, including a top-notch children's hospital which recently expanded and relocated to a brand-new facility.

Austin Texas Golf Courses - Private Courses - If you enjoy golf, these courses offer a premier experience for you.

Texas Looks Like That? A Native Texan's Perspective - Check out some photos that I took in order to give you some idea of what it REALLY looks like here, as opposed to the stereotypes you may have seen in books or movies.

"Jason, how do you pronounce THAT?" - A Visitor's Guide to Austin - This should come in handy if you are here visiting very long, as it is a guide to how to pronounce some of the trickier area town and road names, and how to refer to the major roads around here.

 

AUSTIN IS FAMOUS NOW!  LISTS THAT AUSTIN HAS MADE RECENTLY

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Austin Texas Named as Top Place to Buy a House by Entrepreneur Magazine - Austin has made it onto a lot of cool lists lately, but none are more important to me than this one.

Austin Texas Named Fastest Growing Large Metro Area in the U.S. - This is another honor that bodes well for any purchase that you decide to make in Austin.  Our robust economy serves as a springboard for home appreciation.

Austin Texas is Named One of the Least Stressful Places in the U.S. - Another list?  Wow!  Having lived here for about 20 years, I can attest to the truth of this claim.

 

SPECIFIC AREAS OF TOWN

Downtown Austin Real Estate - What Central Austin Neighborhood Should I Consider? - This is a breakdown of many of the neighborhoods surrounding downtown, including price ranges.

Pflugerville Texas is Coming into its Own - My current hometown seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.  We have lived here since 1995, and we've enjoyed watching the growth occur in Pflugerville.

Why I Love Living in Pflugerville, Texas Despite Its Silly Name

Hutto Real Estate - Fastest Growing City in Texas! - This suburb of Austin to the northeast has seen some great growth lately.  Find out why!

Georgetown, Texas is Named # 2 "Best Place to Live and Launch" by FORTUNE Magazine - The home of my alma mater, Southwestern University, has become a terrific place to start a new business, according to a recent article.

 LIVE MUSIC

Austin Texas Live Music - Look No Further! - Austin is known as the "Live Music Capital of the World", and for good reason.  This article includes most of the more prominent live music venues, along with a brief description.

 

FAMILY FUN AND STUFF TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS

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Family Fun in Austin, Texas - I suppose the title here is self-explanatory.  Here are about 20 terrific ideas for things to do with your children when you come to Austin. 

Big Fun on a Little Budget in Austin, Texas! Some FREE and Inexpensive Things to Do - Looking for a good time but you don't want to break the bank?  Check out this list that my wife and I compiled just for you.

Texas Jumping Beans - A great place to take the kids! - As the veteran of several kid birthday parties at Texas Jumping Beans, I highly recommend this place, and not just for parties. 

Austin Children's Museum - Fun for the Whole Family! - The local children's museum in downtown Austin has been a staple of Crouch family fun for years now.

Tukong Moosul Martial Arts, Austin Texas - A great place for kids! - The titles of the post above and this one clearly indicate that my children are a big priority for me.  Tukong Moosul is where my son has studied martial arts for the past several years, starting when he was just five. 

 

 

PLACES TO EAT

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Most Entertaining Restaurant Review Ever? EZ's on Lamar - Austin, Texas - EZ's is a great place to check out during your visit, and kids love it, too!

Austin, Texas Restaurant Review - Waterloo Ice House - My wife helped me write this review of her outing with our kids to two separate Waterloo locations. 

Austin Texas Restaurant Review - Café Mangù in Pflugerville - This small, cozy restaurant has become one of our favorite "date night" locations.

Round Rock Restaurant Review - Zorba Greek Restaurant - You are probably thinking that we eat out all the time by now, but I really tried to save the reviews for places that have good food, believe me.

 

 

As you can see from the above articles, Austin is an absolutely terrific place to call home.  I hope you decide to join us here!  If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I hope to have the opportunity to help you find the right home when the time comes.

As I mentioned above, my cell phone number is 512-796-7653 and my email address is jason@austintexashomes.com.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Jason Crouch, Broker/Owner - Austin Texas Homes, LLC

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If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

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Jason Crouch
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Kate - My friend, I thank you for the kind words. Glad you found it to be helpful. :)

Jon - Thank you, sir!

Susan - Actually, the links all point to posts that I wrote back then.  :)

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Jason, you've probably gotten some new responses on this since Bob Stewart shined the spotlight on you...I do something similar to this on a WordPress Blog for my Fishhawk Lake clients, including an alphabetized Resource List of recommended contractors, etc., but the idea you have here of compiling it into one "page" and sending it that way is SO EASY A CAVEMAN COULD DO IT.

Uh huh. Dat's me!!!

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This is fabulous, Jason.  You do kno that half the planet is going to borrow this idea right? :)

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Wow, I had to come see what you were talking about. I'm thinking maybe I"ll cut "Austin" and paste "Albuquerque."

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Jane and Rich - I have no problem with people "stealing" this idea for their own markets. Happy to provide some inspiration!

Jul 22, 2011 04:11 AM #57
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Congrats on being in AR's top 10 for 2011! Looks like great info! I've bookmarked for future reference.

Jan 26, 2012 01:50 AM #58
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Jason

This is one of the most complete info packet I have ever seen. Sure makes me realize, I have work to do on mine. cheers cvc

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Hi Jason, great post and congratulations on your top ten post!  You deserve it!

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The post that keeps on giving. I printed it for future reference!

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Boy Jason, I think you have it all covered with this post. Bookmarked for future reference as well.

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Oct 10, 2013 01:56 AM #63
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I saw this post years ago and thought that it was the best thing since sliced bread! I still think the same years later.

Oct 12, 2013 04:23 AM #64
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I like this post. It is really really good. Sorry for just now seeing it but it is really good.

Nov 05, 2013 03:17 AM #65
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Jason - what a fabulous resource! A model for all agents! Thanks so much for sharing
Nov 07, 2013 05:01 AM #66
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Very nice and well thought out Jason, Austinites and wanna bees should get a lot of help from this post

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Jason, I came upon this older post via Inspiration Station, and ca n I just say I'm now inspired? It will take a lot of work to immolate your post about my city, so. I better get busy!

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Jason: This is an incredible article for all those living in or considering a move to Austin TX.

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Jason - I had forgotten just how thorough this is, and now I may have to review knowing I have more work in front of me.

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 I'm fairly new to blogging and this post really seems doable and USEFUL! Thank you for a good reference on how to blog effectively !

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Hi Jason Crouch - this is very useful information for your buyers who are relocating.

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