Whether it’s the music, bats, food, or the University of Texas Longhorns, there’s a reason why 19.7 million people each year choose Austin as their travel destination of choice- and why thousands more move here each year. In fact,
In fact, both the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council and Cartus Corporation, formerly Primacy Relocation, LLC, have ranked Austin, Texas, highly in surveys of the country’s “best large markets for relocating families.” Other notable rankings include NerdWallet’s “Best City for Job Seekers,” Thumbtack.com’s “No. 4 Best City for Small Businesses,” and “One of the Best Cities for Dating,” according to the BBC.
Austin, Texas, is the home of both the state capital and 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that swoop from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge nightly from March until mid-November each year – in addition to the 1.9 million residents who are proud to call the Austin MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) home. The “Live Music Capital of the World” also offers a funky mix of award-winning restaurants, mouth-watering barbeque, tattooed hipsters, a refreshing liberal culture, politics that are always interesting, and innovative high-tech companies and startups.
Compared to nearby Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Austin is like the upstart, renegade youngest sibling – the one who’d rather ask for forgiveness than permission, and in the process, created a whole new way of doing things. Austin’s laid-back, take-it-or-leave-it kind of attitude matches well with its fun and “weird” culture, celebrated on bumper stickers and T-shirts with the slogan, “Keep Austin Weird.” Perhaps that’s why so many celebrities – including Sandra Bullock, Robert Rodriguez and others – decide to move here. They won’t be bothered here – because, to be honest, no one cares.Aust
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