Hey, have you ever wonder what is it that makes Austin, Texas the fastest – thriving cities in the US? I have the idea. Austin with an anticipated population growth of almost 30% for the next ten years is briskly growing from a simple gem into a town treasured by both natives and foreign people. Last 2006, a magazine named Money magazine voted Austin as the 2nd best city to reside in, together with Colorado Springs, CO, which got the top spot as the best city. The research done by the magazine was based on a variety of educational, economic, climate and cultural factors, and also with the crime rate of the place and the quality of life and health-related elements. Although some of the findings of the study is not that necessary today, most of the findings give a glimpse into why are there numerous people who would want to relocate to Austin.

One factor that can make good living in Austin so good is the fact that the average temperature every month is 68 degrees, which would only mean that the temperature here is not so cold nor hot. Furthermore, the rainy season in Austin is fairly short time that makes relocating to Austin very easy and convenient at any time of the year.

However, it is not only the climate or the season that should be considered when you are moving in here. If you have a plan to work in Austin, you may want to go and check the job opportunities in the city. Austin is a growing region for modern technology businesses, biomedical research companies and pharmaceutical firms. Among the largest companies in Austin are Google, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Applied Materials, 3M, eBay/PayPal, IBM, and Sun MicroSystems. The extension of these businesses and other cost – effective businesses helped Austin to gain the title of the 3rd best city for jobs in 2008 given by Forbes Magazine and to be ranked as among the top 10 leading cities for employment relocation by the Human Capital Institute in 2007.

You may be thrilled to know that almost 39% of Austin dwellers possess a college degree, which is greatly higher than the national average of 27%. Would you believe that this is not surprising at all since many students relocate to Austin for college and prefer to stay afterwards. Even though there is no reason at all behind this, it is maybe because the average traveling time in Austin would only take 20 minutes, unlike other cities where traffic and poor public transportation can make interruptions on commutes. Or maybe it is because the cost of housing here are very affordable compared to other metro cities which can be significantly higher.

And finally, it is worthwhile to include some Austin movers and shakers who grew up in this famous city. Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong are among the most well known natives of the city. The only sad part that could be related in all of this Austin details was that the crime rate of the city is greatly higher than the national average. However, there seem to be a lot of advantages of relocating to Austin city and many ways to enjoy this city.