just 30 minutes south of downtown on
Interstate 35. Austin is also home to a
250,000-square foot IKEA store in Round
Rock, which is the place to go for hip,
inexpensive European choices in home
décor for every room in the house.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
There’s no doubt that Austin’s a great
city – the “hippest in the Southwest,”
according to travel reviews in The New
York Times and other national
publications, but what ultimately makes
any city feel like home is its many and
Choose from charming inner city history to
minimalist downtown loft living to lush
gated communities around the city or quiet
suburban neighborhoods – there’s no
shortage of diverse housing in Austin.
It’s relatively inexpensive to live here. When
many cities were still recovering from the
after effects of the recession and a sluggish
housing market, the Austin market remained
steady and stable – with the city
experiencing price gains. Now, even with
the market heating up again, there is still
affordable housing to be found across the
city. The median price for a single-family
home was $250,000 in July 2014, up
nine percent from the same month in 2013.
Offerings range from classy downtown
condos, elegant old homes and modern
showplaces, to friendly suburban
neighborhoods, to countryside ranches
and farmhouses on the outskirts of town.
Wherever you choose to live in Austin,
Texas you will always find the friendly and
neighborly atmosphere that pervades the
Welcome to a city that residents and
visitors adore – and that you will, too! As
you explore the Austin Relocation Guide
and the city that it represents, it’s easy to
see that there’s a lot to love about Austin.
It’s a great place to live, find success, and
enjoy the good life.
WELCOME TO AUSTIN