By the Kent Redding Group
AUSTIN, TX. – Another weekend is right around the corner. Can you believe it?
The week always seems to go by fast but the good thing is that there’s plenty of things to do in Austin this weekend.
Saturday, July 22nd
Location – Spicewood Vineyards
Time – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location – Volente Beach
Time – 6:00 to 11:00 pm
Sunday, July 23rd
Time – 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Location – Zilker Hillside Theater
Time – 8:15 to 10:30 pm
Learn More About Austin Texas
Austin Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, if you’re thinking about moving to the area there’s never been a better time than right now. Austin can offer you a hot jobs market, affordable home prices and a lower cost of living especially when compared to states like California.
The Greater Austin metropolitan statistical area had a Gross Domestic Product of $86 billion in 2010. Austin is considered to be a major center for high tech. Thousands of graduates each year from the engineering and computer science programs at the University of Texas at Austin provide a steady source of employees that help to fuel Austin's technology and defense industry sectors. The region's rapid growth has led Forbes to rank the Austin metropolitan area number one among all big cities for jobs for 2012 in their annual survey and WSJ Marketwatch to rank the area number one for growing businesses. By 2013, Austin ranked No. 14 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers (directly below Dallas, No. 13 on the list). As a result of the high concentration of high-tech companies in the region, Austin was strongly affected by the dot-com boom in the late 1990s and subsequent bust. Austin's largest employers include the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin, Dell, the U.S. Federal Government, NXP Semiconductors, IBM, St. David's Healthcare Partnership, Seton Family of Hospitals, the State of Texas, the Texas State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Other high-tech companies with operations in Austin include 3M, Apple, Amazon, AMD, Apartment Ratings, Applied Materials, ARM Holdings, Bigcommerce, BioWare, Blizzard Entertainment, Buffalo Technology, Cirrus Logic, Cisco Systems, Dropbox, eBay, PayPal, Electronic Arts, Flextronics, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hoover's, HomeAway, Hostgator, Intel Corporation, National Instruments, Nvidia, Oracle, Polycom, Qualcomm, Inc., Rackspace, RetailMeNot, Rooster Teeth, Samsung Group, Silicon Laboratories, Spansion, Troux Technologies, United Devices, and Xerox. In 2010, Facebook accepted a grant to build a downtown office that could bring as many as 200 jobs to the city. The proliferation of technology companies has led to the region's nickname, "the Silicon Hills", and spurred development that greatly expanded the city.
Search for Homes in Austin Texas
Are you planning on moving to Austin or buying another home in the area? Let the Kent Redding Group guide you to the right properties in the area that match your home search criteria.
Now is a great time to buy a home in Austin. To view homes for sale contact us today by calling (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online.