Austin Among Best Cities for Millennials
A new report named Austin one of the best cities for Millennials. Meyers Research LLC recently compiled a “Millennial Desirability Index” based on the housing markets with the most job opportunities, affordability and lifestyle. Austin came No. 3 on the list.
While Dallas and Houston edged out Austin in this list, Meyers Research identified Austin as having the best “fun factor” for Millennials, in addition to relative housing affordability and job opportunities. Whisper Valley has compiled just a few of the reasons why Austin is an amazing city for Millennials.
Technology & Job Growth
Forbes recently identified Austin as one of the best cities for future job growth. Already booming with tech start-ups and wired with ultra high-speed Google Fiber, Austin’s major employers include Dell, Apple, Google and Whole Foods. The Austin metro area also added over 40,000 new jobs from October 2017-2018 — the second best performing among the 50 largest metro areas.
The vibrant music scene, culinary culture and renowned night life make Austin unlike any of the other housing markets for Millennials! South by Southwest, Austin City Limits and Circuit of Americas bring hundreds of thousands of people to Austin each year. With hundreds of food trucks, live music shows and events happening every day of the year, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Austin.
In addition to being a top city for job growth and entertainment, Austin is recognized among the top fittest cities in the nation. With more than 200 parks and miles of green space, trails and preserves, Austin Millennials have plenty of opportunities to stretch their legs and enjoy the great outdoors.
Green living is an important issue for many Millennials, and as we mentioned in our blog last week, Austin is the best green city in America. The city has nationally-renowned green building efforts and plans to achieve community-wide net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Whisper Valley is proud to be a part of the city’s sustainability efforts. All of our zero-energy capable homes exceed the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes. Our community also focuses on green living, offering amenities like an on-site organic garden, fitness center, geothermal-heated pool, trails and much more.
It’s easy to see why Austin is one of the best cities for Millennials! If you’re moving to Austin or currently renting in the city, we invite you to check out the green homes available in Whisper Valley. Our EcoSmart homes utilizes a geothermal loop system combined with ground source heat pumps to save up to 65 percent on typical monthly energy consumption, combined with Solar PV to generate electricity.