A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  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 an up-and-coming hub for culture and technology. It attracts thousands of young people with a flourishing tech community, lots of yogis and activists, students of all backgrounds, cowboys, hippies, families, everyone! It's growing every year with more and more to offer. It is surrounded by and saturated with nature, but lacking nothing as a bustling metropolis. It is the live music capital of the world, so its no wonder Austin is bursting at the seams with comedy, dance, theatre and concerts every day. It has the classic Texas feel but the unique spirit of a multi-cultural city. It is becoming known for its great cuisine, and food trucks adorn the streets. There are loads of cultural events and festivals year-round, and offers so much for tourists and locals alike. It's the big city with everything urban playgrounds have but that feels cozy like a small town. What an interesting, one-of-a-kind place!
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    I really enjoy the sense of community in Austin, especially downtown. I love what a green, friendly initiative this city has taken to ensure a better quality of living for all creatures. The one aspect of Austin that I love most would have to be the vast array of music!
    More and more people are moving to Texas, especially Austin; this will result in a decrease of job opportunities and safety, and an increase in cost of living and traffic. I would love to see something being done about the immense traffic ALL over Austin. Since Austin was considered a sanctuary city for refugees and illegals; it’s currently listed as the 5th most crime-populated city in the country. The Sheriff of Travis County has refused to arrest any illegals caught committing crimes, while actual U.S. citizens will still be stopped for anything. I follow the other Austinites who are outraged by this lack of safety and security in this once friendly city.
    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!