Austin Earns Yet Another Honor - "Top City For a Fresh Start"

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249 released an interesting new list a couple of days ago, naming Austin, Texas #1 on its list of "Top Cities for a Fresh Start". 

This is an interesting study, and one which seems particularly apt considering the rough economic factors austin relocationfacing many parts of the country.  The data includes some unique categories:

  • Job Growth (Austin is #1)
  • Home Affordability
  • Volunteerism Rate
  • Popularity for Relocation

The volunteerism rate was cited as a measure of the strength of the community.  For this particular item, Austin was #5 on the list.

With regard to popularity, the article states:

We mined our own data to see where people wanted to move. We took that as an indication that these communities are seeing, or will see, an steady influx of newcomers. These newcomers bring with them new ideas, skills and outlooks that can help support the economy and that city's sense of community. This type of ‘churn' is vital.

To read the entire article on the blog, check it out here:

Since 1997, I have specialized in helping home buyers who are relocating to the general Austin area.  If you are looking to make a move in our direction, or if you need more information, please feel free to contact me anytime.  I would love the chance to help.  I can be reached anytime at 512-796-7653 (cell) or by email at

I have also gathered some previous posts of mine which you may find helpful as you are making decisions:

Austin Texas Relocation Package

My primary Austin real estate website is Thanks for checking out this post - I hope to hear from you soon!

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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Jason, I have heard this term bantered about particularly in the business community in moving highly taxed high cost of living businesses in California to Austin. Great exposure for the city.

May 22, 2009 12:47 PM #1
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Congratulation to you and all the other Rainers from Austin. Now you have something else to add to your community story. :)


May 22, 2009 01:00 PM #2
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I need a fresh start! My destiny may lie in Austin!

May 22, 2009 01:05 PM #3
Tom Thornton
Realty Austin - Austin, TX
Broker Associate, MBA, ABR, CRS, GREEN, GRI, SRES

This is a cool metric - I hadn't seen it before. Thanks for sharing it!

May 24, 2009 02:39 AM #4
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. gets around!  They are selecting the best real estate blogs in each major city and I was fortunate enough to have mine selected as one of the top ten in Los Angeles.

I'll bet you meet many former Californians---I'll keep you in mind if any members of my SOI abandon me and head for Austin.

May 25, 2009 05:41 AM #5
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

You're going to market this to death too, aren't you? :)
A fresh start is always great, and if it doesn't have snow, even better.


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