Austin is known for topping national rankings lists for quality of life, entertainment and job opportunities. Of course, 2011 was no exception. Austin’s quirky personality and emphasis on quality of life keep the city at the forefront of national trends. From coffee lovers to bicyclists, single women to telecommuters, this city has a little something for everyone. If you don’t already call Austin home, we know of several good reasons to consider a move.
December 2010: Moving into 2011, Austin’s shopping landscape put the city in 12th place on the Forbes list of America’s 25 Best Cities for Shopping. Austin homes are just a short drive from more than 5,300 retail locations and 31 shopping centers: http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2010/12/13/the-best-shopping-cities-us-macys-walmart-outlet-malls/
December 2010: Also getting 2011 off to a good start was a mention on AOL’s Daily Finance blog naming Austin as the Best City for Telecommuters. As longtime home builders in Austin, Buffington Homes often incorporates flexible space for a home office: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/12/02/the-11-best-cities-for-telecommuters/
January 2011: Forbes says Austin has the third best job market in the nation: http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/06/best-and-worst-places-for-jobs-business-beltway_slide_9.html
February 2011: Bicycling magazine ranks Austin 11th on its list of America’s Best Bike Cities: http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/bicyclings-top-50
May 2011: Austin is a top 10 city for single women, according to SingleMindedWomen.com. Buffington Homes communities offer convenient amenities for both singles and families looking for homes for sale in Austin, TX: http://singlemindedwomen.com/money-tips/2011-top-10-cities-for-single-women/
September 2011: Austin is No. 2 on the Best Cities for Families list from Parenting magazine: http://www.parenting.com/gallery/2011-best-cities-to-live?pnid=381605
September 2011: Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Austin 12th on its list of Best 50 Cities. The city’s parks, air quality and live music contributed to its high ranking: http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110920/america-s-50-best-cities/slides/40.
October 2011: Come for a weekend, fall in love and check out the homes for sale in Austin, TX. Forbes calls the city one of the 10 Best for Weekend Vacations: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2011/10/18/10-best-cities-for-weekend-vacations/
December 2011: Austin comes in at No. 4 on Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities Index: http://bestcities.milkeninstitute.org/
December 2011: MarketWatch ranked Austin No. 8 among the Best Cities for Business: http://bestcities.milkeninstitute.org/