Austin Realty

Austin City Guide

Overview

As a diverse, vibrant, and bustling city, Austin earns its place as the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It sits just a few hours from Hidalgo County and the Rio Grande Valley cities of Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco, and McAllen.

This rapidly-growing city with a big Texas heart and a population of 950,807 is the third-largest city in the state, adding 100 people a day because of its highly desirable culture, numerous attractions, and incredible job market.

Known as "Silicon Hills" for its plethora of tech businesses, Austin's high-paying jobs and low cost of living attract talented and driven individuals and families, while its gorgeous weather, diverse neighborhoods, incredible food and music, and endless outdoor activities attract families and individuals looking for an active and culturally rich lifestyle.

Real Estate

The real estate market in Austin is booming, thanks to high demand and a rapid growth in population. Recently, the median home price for the area reached an all-time high of $435,000 and Austin is set to be the leading real estate market in 2021.

Homes may not be cheap in Austin, but purchasing a home can be less expensive than renting in some instances. The city's average rent is $1,378, with a 2-bedroom apartment renting for about $2,300 a month.

If you are seeking a home in Austin, you can choose from a wide variety of neighborhoods, which means you can find homes across many different price ranges. Most homes are single-family detached, but there are many types of homes available throughout the city.

Get around in Austin

While the majority of Austinites own a car, the city is known for terrible traffic that can make driving through the city a challenge. IH-35 can be particularly congested. Instead, you may prefer to use Austin's robust Capitol Metro public transportation system of buses and light rail trains.

Austin is also designed to be pedestrian friendly, and you may be able to get around on foot if you live in certain areas, such as near downtown. Some streets, such as SoCo and East 11th  Street, are famed for being exciting places to enjoy on foot.

Biking, taxis, and ride share programs are also available, and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provides a convenient way to get to points further away.

Life in Austin

Life in Austin is diverse, vibrant, and exciting. There is something to do for just about everyone, thanks to the city's incredible food scene, wide variety of bars and nightlife, outdoor parks and trails, cultural attractions, and love for arts and music.

Expect to find a welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Austinites are always happy to say hello, provide directions, and offer assistance and advice. With so many different activities, safe neighborhoods, and beautiful weather, Austin is just right for families and individuals, married couples and singles.

Enjoy a low cost of living, great jobs, strong educational choices and a diverse culture in a city that is easy to call home.

Real Estate Facts

Average Home Value

$1,194,200 Average Listing Value

Real Estate Market