Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / by Holly Northup
The Bucher Group helps people buy and sell real estate in Austin and the surrounding areas. Obviously, we think Austin is a great place to live, but don’t just take our word for it!
Within the past year Forbes has named Austin No. 1 in the following areas:
- Best City for Job Growth (August)
- America’s Fastest Growing City (December)
- Top Metro Area with Most Economic Momentum Going into 2014
And that is just what Forbes reported. These headlines do not include all of the interesting things that are coming down the pipeline for the coming year or the fact that our real estate market is one of the hottest in the country!
For starters, The University of Texas is getting a new football coach, Charlie Strong. He’s coming from the University of Louisville and everyone has high hopes that our local university will do great things in the coming football seasons.
Life beyond football (it’s that time of year) includes all of the new construction that is abound throughout the area with the building of The Colorado Tower, IBC Bank Plaza, Seaholm Power LLC, JW Marriott Hotel, Westin Austin and the expansion of South Lamar Boulevard.
With all of Austin’s economic growth, Google Fiber picked our city to install high-speed internet that will be over 100 times faster than normal speed and this will help with the expansion of local companies like Apple and National Instruments. In fact, NI announced recently that they will be adding 1000 jobs to the Austin area.
In addition, our education system is growing exponentially with new schools and the most exciting development in 2013 has been the plan for the Dell’s Medical School to be built soon on the campus of the University of Texas! This will add tremendous opportunities for students and the Austin area.
More good news for Austin includes the fact that Blockbuster films are being made here with big star names like Natalie Portman and Ryan Gosling. The film industry has always been significant in Austin, but it just got bigger due to the $95Million that Texas lawmakers allocated to incentives for film makers in 2013.
Entertainment continues to be a high priority in Austin in the coming years with SXSW, ACL Festival, Formula 1 racing and now the X-Games that will be held in Austin from 2014-2017.
It’s no secret that Austin is great place to live with our eclectic culture, live music scene, wonderful people, delicious food and fantastic weather. In fact, many people say that once they visited our city, they never wanted to leave.
So, if you are looking for a city that is growing, but has a uniqueness all its own – hence, the “Keep Austin Weird” shirts you will see all over town – Austin is the place to be.
The Bucher Group would love the opportunity to help you in all of your real estate needs! Feel free to contact us at 512.794.6644!