In case you didn’t already know, the capitol city of Austin is home to the University of Texas. In addition to being one of the largest public universities in the United States, it has recently been ranked 25th in the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. This is up from 29th place a year before. Areas in which it excels include research, innovation and teaching. This jump in position among universities is even more impressive due to the fact that this university receives less funding and charges a lower tuition than most public universities of the same size.
Anyone planning to attend UT (or has found employment with UT) will find that living in and around Austin has many benefits. Whether you’re living in a dorm or making a more permanent move by purchasing a home, there are many reasons to give serious thought to living here. Because it is the home of many large technological corporations, Austin is sometimes known as “Silicon Hills.”
Austin’s natural surroundings are inviting to anyone visiting or thinking about living here. The rolling hills, greenbelt and various parks offer numerous areas for outdoor adventure. Several spring fed pools are available for those who enjoy swimming. One of the most popular is Barton Springs, which boasts a 900-foot-long natural water pool.
For anyone interested in an Austin home search, it’s wise to work with new home builders in Austin who are familiar with the area. At Buffington, we have the knowledge of the local climate, geology and other variables that allow us to build austin homes that are unique to the area.
The rise in UT’s rankings along with the positive growth of the surrounding area make Austin worth investigating when looking into potential colleges.
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