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Austin, Texas: A Great Place To Live

"Are you ready to drop everything and relocate? Simply need a change and want to find the best place to move to at a good price? Or perhaps you�re looking to settle down into a professional life in an area where you can raise a family and lay down some roots? Whether you�re young or old, drifting or settling in, Austin, Texas could be a great place for you to live.

Here are just a few of the reasons that Austin is a great place to live:

� Austin is cheap. This is one of the best reasons to come live in Austin. Even though the city is attractive enough to people that the cost of living has increased some in recent years, Austin regularly ranks among the top 25 cities to live in with regard to cost of living.

Community in Austin is strong. Austin is a very friendly city where it�s easy to meet people. It retains much of the Southern charm associated with an old-fashioned way of life even though it has all of the fixings of a big city.

� Home ownership is possible in Austin. Not only is the cost of living in Austin relatively low but there is a lot of assistance for those people interested in buying their own home. The Austin Housing Finance Corporation is a good resource to start looking into for this.

� There are neighborhoods to suit every lifestyle. If you want to settle down into a large historic home where an old Southern way of life is preserved, you can move into Hyde Park. If you want to be right in the thick of Austin�s music, arts and nightlife scene, you can find a home near downtown. If you�re most comfortable in a neighborhood open to the gay / lesbian lifestyle, you can buy or rent in the Montrose area. Whatever your preferences, Austin has a place for you and a community around it that will welcome you in.

� You will never be bored. Austin offers plenty of activities for its residents. The music and nightlife scene in the city are outstanding. There are plenty of parks and places for families to spend time together. And Austin is in close proximity to other large cities in Texas so you can always take day and weekend trips to see new things.

� You�ll be able to get a job in Austin. You might even be able to work for yourself. This is because Austin regularly ranks high in lists of great cities for entrepreneurship. It�s a city known for supporting the arts so creative people can do well here. It�s also a city in which businesses are regularly expanding so there are opportunities in a number of professional fields.

With a great community, good neighborhood and business resources and a low-cost way of life, there isn�t much bad to be said about Austin. If Austin is on the list of places that you�re considering living in, then you should move it up on your list. And if it�s not on that list, you should add it. And if you already live there, you should look around and appreciate all you�ve got going for you. "

Submitted by:

Kinan Beck

Kinan Beck is the Broker and co-owner of One Source Realty in Austin Texas. Visit Kinan�s Austin Real Estate Guide, visit his Austin Real Estate company�s website.


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