Will I be welcomed in Austin? This is a very common question I read over and over again on a particular Real Estate Q & A Forum I visit.
I'm from New Jersey, will I be welcomed in Austin? I'm from Montana, will I be welcomed in Austin? I'm married with 5 kids... I'm Gay... I'm Polish... I'm Agnostic...
Austin is made up of a mix of everything. Between 2000 and 2010, Austin grew 37%. Where do you think those people came from? You would be very hardpressed to actually find an "Austinite" in casual passing with someone. Austin has become a relocation paradise where people of all kinds have flocked to, which means you've got a huge chance of finding like-minded people as yourself.
There is not one kind of person here in Austin. People think it's a very political city because the state capital is here, but it's only political if you perceive it that way. Other people think it's just a College town. Again, it is if you perceive it that way.
Beyond the Capital, the Unitversity of Texas, and 6th Street, Austin is like many other cities around the country. We have lakes, we have hills, we have flat land, we have trees, we have an airport, and we also have a Military Base. We have things for everyone.
ABout half-way in the building process of my neighborhood, I asked the builders what they saw, and they said it was about 78% of the sales from relocation out of the area. We're at about 99% complete now, and don't have newer information, but I do know I helped a family from California move into the neighborhood as well as a family from St. Louis. The people surrounding my house are from San Antonio, Wisconsin, Waco, College Station, Montana, Washington State, and many more... A very diverse group.
Current buyers I'm working with are from California, Tennessee, Dallas, Florida, and Abilene. I get relocation calls many times a week.
When someone asks me if they're going to be welcomed in Austin, I want to just look at them with that look I give, and just say NO. Seriously, what kind of question is that? Of course you're welcomed here, and I would be more than happy to help you figure out where "here" is in the many different suburbs and communities around here.
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