How well do you know Austin?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Austin has been in the news a lot in the last 10 years because of the explosion in our population and job creation. Recently while participating in the Platinum Top 50 Roundtable discussion on Austin and what’s going on around the country we learned some interesting facts about Austin according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce:

  • The number of jobs created since 2004 is 356,200.
  • From June 2016 to June 2017 Austin added 28,000 net new jobs making Austin #17 fastest growing major Metro.
  • Opportunity Austin is a five year, five county economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in Central Texas.
  • The decade ending 2015 saw a 37.7% increase in population. Austin ranked first among the 50 largest U.S. metros based on net migration as a percent of total population in 2015. In addition 6.4% of Austin residents in 2015 lived elsewhere one year later. That is the fourth largest rate among the top 50 U.S. metros.
  • The National Association of Home Builders estimates that 58.4% of homes sold in Austin are affordable to households earning Austin’s median family income-close to the 63% national affordability rate.
  • In 2016 these Austin based employers announced they will each create 500 or more jobs: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Home Depot and Superior Heath Care.

Austin is a rising star in Texas mainly because of the quality of life, affordably and plentiful job offerings. According to Wallet Hub’s “Best Places to start a Career” Austin is cruising in the #3 position!

I live work and play in NW Austin. If you are considering a move to Austin I can help or, if you're thinking of selling your NW Austin home, let’s talk! As with everything in life, preparation is the key and I will equip you with what you'll need to get you, as seamlessly as possible, through the home-selling or buying process. Contact me at 512-346-1799 or and let’s get started!

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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dorie - I have been following Austin for a while now, both through your blog and the business news, and I'm so impressed with what is happening there. Jobs are fundamental to the quality of life - add in Austin's weirdness and you have an amazing success story. Kudos to everyone!

Aug 05, 2017 03:48 PM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie right now Austin seems to be the place to move to.  Hopefully the boom that is happening there will spread throughout the country.

Aug 05, 2017 03:51 PM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think that you are instrumental in all the good PR Austin is getting these days.  And we keep hearing great things from friends who travel there.  A

Aug 05, 2017 04:10 PM #3
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've never been to Austin but you make me want to check it out, Dorie!  

Aug 05, 2017 04:14 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I know it well enough to know that were I to move back to Texas (and please don't tell my family in Houston) I would probably want to make Austin my home. 

Aug 05, 2017 05:08 PM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Dorie, I hear how much business is moving to Austin and how good the real estate market is. You share with us the many wonderful restaurants. You are in the right place.

Aug 05, 2017 07:14 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Dorie - Austin is really hot with it's economy and job creation.

Aug 05, 2017 07:48 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.

Those numbers are impressive for sure.  With a five year plan for future growth, Austin may want to increase it a few years.

Aug 06, 2017 02:39 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I didn't know much about Austin, but I have learned quite a bit about it through following your blog, seems like an amazing place to call home!

Aug 06, 2017 06:23 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dorie -- the affordability factor along with a business-friendly environment is very important to the growth of a city.  It seems that Austin is able to balance those two key components with their "keeping it weird" philosophy.  It's good to read/hear of continued good times.   

Aug 06, 2017 06:51 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great information to share with families moving to the area.

Aug 06, 2017 08:52 AM #11
teresa recar
Austin, TX

Great information, Dorie. Thanks for sharing and showing off our great city!


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