996 reviews
  1. City in Texas
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      219
      273
    • Murder
      2
      6
    • Rape
      52
      41
    • Robbery
      99
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      533
      525
    • Theft
      2,990
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      248
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $57,689
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    19%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      17%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      30%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      17%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      12%
      13%

    Austin Reviews

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    Austin is a fast growing city with much to offer. The job market has only strengthened over the past decade and it is a major center for tech and start up businesses. Additionally, having two universities and an extensive community college network provides plenty of opportunity for continuing education. Set just east of the Texas hill country, the city of Austin is peppered with green spaces and swimming holes, making it an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts. Another attractive element that Austin has to offer is it's diverse and robust arts and entertainment communities. Austin is well known for it's live music, but it is also home to many talented performers, dancers and visual artists. There is no shortage of activities to explore and enjoy in Austin!
    Austin, the 'Live Music Capital of the World,' has been named one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, due to its lower cost of living. Since I'm 18, I can't say much about the nightlife, only what I've been told from others. Downtown Austin is home to 6th street, attracting tourists from all over the world to listen to various live bands and orchestras year-round. Austin City Limits music festival and South by Southwest are only two of the main attractions located in Austin.As mentioned, Austin is substantially diverse, with people immigrating from China, India, Europe and South America. Being considered one of the most liberal cities in Texas, it happens to be highly accepting of different religious customs, beliefs, and social activism. With that said, Austin continues to promote healthy living by showcasing stores such as Sprouts and Whole Foods in media and advertisement. Austin is a wonderful city and I'm proud to be an Austinite!
    Austin is such a fun city to live in! There's so much to do and so much culture throughout the city. My favorite part about Austin, though, has to be the live music scene. I love music it speaks to me in a way nothing else does. For as long as I can remember my house has always been filled with music and since moving here that has just increased. Every year we have multiple music festivals such as south by southwest, ad my personal favorite ACL, or Austin City Limits. Austin City Limits is a three day event for two weekends every October. It is an amazing blend of your favorite bands and local bands as well as local food vendors. Everyone comes together as one and lets go of their problems while listening to amazing music. It's one of my favorite parts of Austin and a perfect example of how we "Keep Austin Weird"!