Why Austin?

Sign welcoming people to Austin, saying Greetings from Austin, Capitol of Texas.
Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World

“There’s a freedom you begin to feel the closer you get to Austin”

– Willie Nelson

According to Vocativ.com, Austin is “Arguably one of the best towns in the country for seeing live music, Austin serves music fans all year long, beyond SxSW and ACL. It lands second on our list in terms of jobs, with a nice mix of well-paying occupations in fields like government and a hot high-tech sector, as well as low unemployment and job growth. And it’s also a great place to grab a cheap brew, a bite, a show or all three, at spots like Stubb’s BBQ. But good weather, a great bike-share system, cheap gas and affordable housing make Austin appealing even if you don’t care about ribs and rock bands.”

Source: http://www.vocativ.com/culture/society/livability-jobs/

Here is what other people have to say about keeping it weird in Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World.”

  • No. 1 Fastest-growing city in the U.S – Forbes 2014
  • No. 1 Best City for Job Seekers – NerdWallet 2014
  • No. 1 “City to Watch” – Forbes 2014
  • No. 1 Fastest Population Growth – U.S. Census Bureau 2014
  • No. 1 Best City in the US for small business – Business Journals 2013
  • No. 1 Best City for Job Growth – Forbes 2013
  • No. 1 Best Cities for Job Seekers – Nerdwallet 2013
  • No. 1 Most aspirational city for attracting ambitious citizens- Daily Beast 2013
  • No. 1 Best Big Cities for Jobs – Forbes 2012
  • No. 2 Top Cities People are moving to – Fiscal Times 2012
  • No. 2 Best Cities to Find Work – Adecco Staffing U.S 2012
  • No. 2 Best Investment Market in US – Realtor.com 2012
  • No. 2 Best City in America for Young Adults – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2012
  • No. 3 Best City for Good Jobs – Forbes 2013
  • Top 10 Best Cities where paycheck stretches the furthest – Forbes 2012
  • Top 10 Best Cities for Business and Careers- Forbes 2012
  • Top 25 Best Cities for Shopping – Lucky Magazine 2012