New Homes for Sale in Austin, TX
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LGI Homes is proud to offer beautiful new homes in amenity-rich, conveniently located communities in Greater Austin, Texas. Each community exemplifies the LGI Homes commitment to service, quality and value, through their stunning new home communities and affordable no money down homes. Enjoy the slower pace, open space and reduced living expense that exists just a short distance from downtown. LGI Homes' Greater Austin new home communities offer the best of both worlds: affordable homeownership, and the vibrancy, attractions and amenities of Greater Austin.
About Austin, TX
Austin is the capital of the state of Texas while also being the 4th biggest city in the state in terms of population. Around 950,000 people currently call Austin home, and the city is only growing. If you include the metropolitan area centered around Austin, TX, that population goes up to around 2 million people.
Austin, TX has proven to be a really popular place to live. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Austin as the #1 overall Best Place to Live in the country for two years running. New homes in Austin are going up at a record pace, with a lot of people moving there being younger. Of all the big cities in the nation, Austin is on average the youngest. That’s largely thanks to the tens of thousands of college students, most of whom attend the University of Texas, though thousands of others go to Austin Community College.
One reason Austin, TX rates as such a great place to live is how safe it is. Austin is considered one of the safest big cities in the country, so keep that in mind as you’re searching for Austin homes. Austin also features a booming economy. The city has a lot of high tech companies who have gravitated toward it in recent decades. You’ll find businesses like Apple, Amazon, 3M, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Blizzard Entertainment, Qualcomm, eBay, Dropbox, Electronic Arts, and many more all have strong presences in the city. Austin, TX is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the country for businesses, jobs, and careers, and more businesses are flocking to the city every year.
Beyond the economy, Austin, Texas also has a reputation for the bizarre. This is probably best exemplified in the unofficial local motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” While the motto is often used to praise and promote the city’s diverse population and eccentricities, it can also serve as a rallying cry for people to frequent local businesses. The “Keep Austin Weird” motto comes from Red Wassenich, a local librarian. Wassenich said the now famous phrase in 2000 when he called into a local radio show. You’ll now find it on clothing, stickers, pins, and more.
When Austin, TX was founded in 1839, Texas wanted it to be the state capital thanks to the abundant resources in the area, its location in the center of the state, and the beauty that surrounded it. When you look for a home for sale in Austin, TX, you’ll quickly see that the gorgeous setting will provide a wonderful backdrop to your life.
Other Austin, TX Factoids
Austin, Texas is named after Stephen F. Austin, one of the founding fathers of Texas. The city was originally named Waterloo.
Many people name Austin as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” This nickname comes from the fact that Austin has 200 live music venues.
While in Austin, TX, chances are you’ll see a bat. That’s because Austin has the largest urban bat population in the U.S. Millions of bats have a home beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge.
The Winnie the Pooh character Eeyore is quite popular in Austin, TX. Ever since 1963, the city has celebrated the donkey’s birthday, which usually happens on the last Saturday of April.
Also popular in Austin, TX are the food trucks. What started in the early 2000s has blossomed into a booming industry with around 2,000 food trucks now in Austin.
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