Relocation.com 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 facing 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 Relocation.com 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 email@example.com.
I have also gathered some previous posts of mine which you may find helpful as you are making decisions: