Austin 2014 In Review

    Austin, Texas has had a stellar year in 2014 and the future of our fabulous city continues to look bright!

    Between being the Texas Capital City and home to the University of Texas, Austin brings together an eclectic mix of liberal and conservative views, all the while being a powerhouse in the entrepreneurial business community and a place where over 100 people move to each day.

    Forbes alone ranked Austin in 2014 – #1 in job growth, #16 in education, #19 in best places for business and careers, and #165 in cost of doing business.

    Moreover, Austin was recently rated the No. 2 best real estate market in the U.S., according to the Urban Land Institute.  The ratings included Austin as #1 in homebuilding, #1 in office investment and development, #2 for investment, and #4 in development.

    Of course, Austin has been known for years as the “Live Music Capital of the World” and continues to outdo itself with the growth and talent of SXSW and Austin City Limits Festival.

    However, Austin has now branched out in the entertainment community with the addition of Formula One and ESPN’s X Games.

    It will also be interesting to see what the recent approval for The Backyard at Bee Cave and Terrace at Bee Cave—a project proposed to add office space, movie studios, a music venue, dance hall, hotel, residences and restaurant on Bee Cave Parkway at the intersection of Hwy. 71.

    No one knows for sure what the future will hold, but it will sure be fun to watch how Austin grows and changes while keeping its core Keep Austin Weird as the residual theme!!

    Many blessings to you and yours in 2015!  Happy New Year!!!  Make it a great one!

    If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in the Austin area, please contact Kathleen Bucher at 512.794.6644 or KathleenBucher@mac.com.  It would be an honor to earn your business!

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