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LinkedIn on Aug. 10 said the Texas capital is attracting more workers than any other place in the country, with hiring in July up more than 14 percent from a year earlier.

Meanwhile, MagnifyMoney ranked Austin as the nation's No. 1 "boomtown," a designation based on things such as wage growth, population gains and economic vitality. Austin was followed by Provo, Utah, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

No surprise here but MagnifyMoney, a website for comparing credit cards, found that Austin's housing stock isn't keeping up with population growth, so that No. 1 ranking might slip in the years to come.

According to the LinkedIn report, for every 10,000 of its users in Austin, 105 have arrived in the metro area in the past 12 months.

Of those new

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Austin has regained its top spot in the state of Texas and is now ranked third in Wallethub's annual rankings of best big cities to live in 2018.  WalletHub compared the 62 largest U.S. cities based on 56 key indicators of attractiveness. Their data set ranges from the quality of public schools and life expectancy to job opportunities and property taxes.

In order to determine the best and worst large cities to live in, WalletHub compared a sample of 62 U.S. cities (with populations of more than 300,000 each) across five key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economy, 3) Education & Health, 4) Quality of Life, and 5) Safety.

Austin dominated in a handful of categories, which propelled it to an overall ranking of No. 3, behind Seattle (No. 1) and

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The Business Insider analysis shows San Jose (Silicon Valley) ranks as the top economy among the country’s 40 largest metro areas, followed in second place by the San Francisco metro area, its next-door neighbor. Coming in at No. 3 is the Austin metro area!  Below is a recap of the analysis which includes Austin being home to the University of Texas, creativity and a robust job market.

Business Insider says Austin had the second highest rate of job growth among the 40 largest metro areas, with employment rising 3.7 percent between February 2017 and February 2018.  

William Mellor, vice president of Austin-based economic development consulting firm AngelouEconomics, says he views the Austin area as being No. 2 in the rankings, since the San

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Austin remains one of the most coveted real estate markets in the nation. Further strengthening housing demand, the metro’s population is expected to grow by 2.8 percent in 2018. After several months of contraction, rents have stabilized, inching up 0.1 percent year over year through February to an average of $1,282, roughly $80 behind the national average. Despite experiencing delays, construction activity is strong, bringing the average occupancy rate down to 94.1 percent as of January, down 40 basis points in 12 months.

Although the metro faces affordability and transportation issues, its status as one of the most green cities in the U.S. has maintained Austin’s popularity as a destination with extensive outdoor recreation options. As a

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This may not come as a surprise to many living in Austin, but once again we sit atop the best American cities according to a poll and analysis from U.S. News and World Report.  This is the second year in a row Austin landed the top spot and shows no signs of slowing down!  

For the second year in a row, U.S. News ranked Austin No. 1 in its annual list of the country’s Best Places to Live. According to a Tuesday press release, rankings were determined partly by a public survey of thousands of people across the United States to determine what they consider important in a home town. “The methodology also factors in data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News

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Texas ranks as the No. 1 state for corporate relocations and expansions for the sixth year in a row, according to Site Selection magazine.

Ohio followed with 467 new facilities that opened in 2017, the Atlanta-based magazine said in its annual Governor's Cup report, issued March 5.

However, when population is taken into consideration, Nebraska is the overall No. 1 state cake with 110 projects per capita.

Within Texas, the Houston metro is far and away the leader for corporate relocations and expansions. It ranked No. 2 in the nation in 2017 with 196 new and expanded facilities. Austin didn't rank nationally and came in No. 5 regionally in the South Central United States with 51 projects.

The Chicago metro was No. 1 in the nation with 402

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Our own Jen Templeton was recently featured in Mansion Global one of the top luxury real estate publications in the world.  She was asked about the current market conditions and much more of Austin's West Lake Hills community.

Incorporated as a village in 1953, homes there are now prized as much for their location along winding, hilly roads as for their proximity to both downtown and Lake Austin.

“Buyers are attracted to the Westlake area for many reasons,” said Jen Templeton of Engel & Völkers Austin. “Among them are its excellent schools and proximity to downtown for jobs and entertainment.” West Lake Hills is a suburb to the west of Austin, although “when people refer to ‘Westlake’ they are commonly referring to the larger area served by the

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Official RealtorHigh Five Events announces the return of Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2018 Austin Marathon®. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently giving away two Austin Marathon entries and two Austin Marathon VIP passes. He will also have space at the expo and finish line to talk to athletes about their housing needs.

“As a longtime member of the Austin endurance community, I’m thrilled to return as the Official Realtor of the Austin Marathon,” said Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor Engel & Völkers. “It’s an honor to be involved with the City of Austin’s marquee running event, supporting not only Austin runners, but runners from around the world.”

Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin knows Austin extensively and

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Super Bowl Sunday is now on the horizon and with hometown quarterback Nick Foles of Westlake High School at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles there is a lot of local excitement about this Sunday's game!  If your looking to get out of the house and join in with the Super Bowl hysteria we've put together a list of the best spots to watch the game across Austin below with help from our friends at Eater Austin.  

Super Bowl LI and everything below takes place on Sunday, February 4, with kick-off beginning at 5:30 p.m. In no particular order below here are some fun spots to catch the game!  

1. Whisler's -  is back with its annual Super Bowl party starting at 4 p.m. The game will be projected in two spots by the indoor and outdoor bars. Look out for

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Although it probably doesn't come as a much of a surprise to local Austinites, it is still really cool to get national accolades recognizing Austin's South 1st Street.  Money Magazine correctly points out that South 1st may be South Congress's red headed step child it has a lot to offer without all the crowds.  Check out what the author of the piece had to say about this funky Austin neighborhood!  

South First ranks eighth among the magazine’s 10 hippest ’hoods in the U.S. for tourists and business travelers. No other neighborhood in Texas shows up on the list, which appears in the magazine’s January/February 2018 print edition.

Amy Balfour, a travel writer for Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guides, tells Money that South First visitors

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