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Austin Tops Forbes List of Best Cities for Job Growth

With an unemployment rate hovering around 5% and a projection of 4% job growth, Austin, Texas is poised for another year of explosive growth. 

Forbes named our city #1 on yet another positive list, with Texas cities claiming the top four spots:

  1. Austin
  2. McAllen
  3. Houston
  4. Fort Worth

According to the article, many of the jobs created in Austin and Fort Worth will come with six-figure salaries, unless those in other parts of the state and country.

Prices continue to increase relatively quickly in our market, although they are very inexpensive compared to many California and northeast cities, which is why we continue to see a virtual one-way street of relocating buyers from those locales.

The favorable environment in Texas for small-business owners and the fact that we don't have a state income tax is also appealing for many buyers. Our property taxes are higher than many other states, but most buyers find that they come out ahead on taxes by moving here. 

For more information about taxes and any other potential drawbacks you may have heard about, check out this blog post I wrote a few years ago to address these issues head-on (I also give some solid reasons to strongly consider moving here):

"High Property Taxes, Heat, and Tornadoes, TOO? Why would I want to move to Austin, Texas?"

To see the entire text of the Forbes article, visit:


If you are considering buying or selling a home in the general Austin area, you owe it to yourself to call me first. I've been selling homes here since 1997, and I love what I do. Frankly, I'm good at it. Call me on my cell anytime at 512-796-7653 or email

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Comment balloon 7 commentsJason Crouch • December 11 2013 08:44PM



Any time you can quote reliable sources it helps you become the source.  People hopefully will then use you as their agent, also!

Posted by Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~, Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green (Coach House Realty) almost 6 years ago

Hey Jason,

Austin does seems to be a good place to call home and to run a business.  I hope to get out there next year for a real estate conference.  If I make it, I will look you up.

Best of GREAT success to you always!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) almost 6 years ago

Guess this clearly explains why so many folks want to move to Austin. Happy Day Jason

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) almost 6 years ago

Jason - That is awesome. Austin is a wonderful place to live. I'm hoping to return there soon (for a trip) and visit some of my flooring buddies.  Hopefully, it will be in 2014.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 6 years ago

That is great news....I am sure you will be marketing the heck out of that fact

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 6 years ago

Debbie - If you come to Austin, let me know and we can hang out.  :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 6 years ago


Love that picture. Love living in the Austin area. Have a great weekend. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 6 years ago