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Eanes ISD Named the Top School District in Texas

January 18, 2016

The Eanes Independent School District was named the top school district in Texas and the second best school district in the nation by Niche, based on a comparison of over 10,000 school districts from around the country. The only other school district in the state to make the top ten on the 2016 Best SchoolRead More

Austin Area Population Surpasses Two Million

December 15, 2015

The City of Austin’s demographer Ryan Robinson says that the Austin, Texas metro area has reached a milestone: surpassing two million people, according to an article by Austin startup LawnStarter. The milestone likely was reached over the summer, as his October 1 population estimate reached 2,020,452 people. The article states that Steve Murdock, director ofRead More

Austin Symphony Presents Christmas in the Community

November 30, 2015

The Austin Symphony will host ten free music concerts this holiday season with its new Christmas in the Community program. The concerts will be held at various locations in Austin and will feature different ensembles of the orchestra – Woodwinds, Bass, Strings, etc. – playing holiday music. The first concert will be December 4, withRead More

Affluence by Austin Zip Code

November 30, 2015

The Austin Business Journal recently ranked each Austin zip code based on 12 affluence factors, including household income, per capita income, and home values. The 78746 zip code, which includes West Lake Hills, took the top spot for affluence, with a median house value of $634,000. The largest homes, however, were not found in WestRead More

ABOR and AISD Partner to Educate Realtors about Austin Schools

November 23, 2015

The Austin Board of Realtors® and the Austin Independent School District are teaming up to help Austin Realtors provide homebuyers with more knowledge about area schools. “The quality of area schools is consistently one of the most important factors that homebuyers consider when choosing a new home,” said Austin Board of Realtors President Barb Cooper.Read More

Central Texas Home Construction Jumps

October 22, 2015

After weather-related delays for the first two quarters of 2015, new home starts in central Texas jumped 7.9 percent in the third quarter, according to an Austin American-Statesman article based on Metrostudy’s findings. This equated to breaking ground on 3,530 houses in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties in the third quarter. In theRead More

Austin Number Two Market for Real Estate Prospects

October 20, 2015

Austin is the second top U.S. market to watch for overall real estate prospects, ranking fourth for real estate investment, first for real estate development, and second for real estate homebuilding, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016, the 37th such report published by PwC and the Urban Land Institute. While the 2016Read More

Austin Number Eight City for Millennial Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2015

Austin was named the eighth best city in the nation for millennial entrepreneurs by Thumbtack, which surveyed “the friendliness of local tax laws, licensing rules, and the regulatory environment” to prepare results comparing the friendliness of small business climates in United States cities and states. In addition to Austin’s ranking, Texas was named the topRead More

Hays County is the Third-Fastest Growing U.S. County

September 29, 2015

Austin, Texas may be making the news for its tremendous growth, but it’s not just Austin proper that is seeing a rise in its population. Hays County, which is just south of Austin and includes cities such as Buda and Kyle, was the third-fastest growing county in the United States in 2014 by percentage growth,Read More

Austin Ranks 3rd for High-Tech Jobs

September 29, 2015

Austin’s high-tech jobs grew a significant 33 percent from 2012 to 2014, making it the third-ranking city among top tech cities, according to CBRE Research’s Tech-Thirty 2015 report, which measures the tech industry’s impact on office markets in North America. In 2014, Austin employed 37,541 in the high-tech software/services industry, according to the report. Overall,Read More