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Where’s the Best Place to Live? It’s Austin, Y’all!

No matter where you travel, whether in the U.S. or abroad, or the venue you find yourself – be it an airport, hotel, festival, restaurant or sporting event – the simple mention of Austin is enough to begin a conversation touching on everything from the tech scene and live music to Mexican cuisine and Matthew McConaughey. It’s enough to leave other cities green with envy trying to understand how a city can generate so much buzz.

The answer, it seems, is a blend of favorable news coverage and word-of-mouth praise from native Austinites, daily visitors and new transplants from the West Coast to the East Coast and all points in between. And with approximately 105 people moving to Austin each day, according to the latest statistics, that’s a lot of ambassadors singing the praises of the city that prides itself on keeping things weird.

The accolades heaped upon Austin have become so frequent that Forbes magazine devoted a column to figuring out what exactly it is about Austin that makes it the best city in America. You can view that article here.

Here are some of the most recent examples of the Capital City’s top billing:

  • Named the Best Place to Live in America by U.S. News & World Report for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
  • Named the No. 1 Fastest-Growing City in America by WalletHub
  • Named one of the 15 Best Cities in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure
  • Named No. 2 Best Large City to Start a Business by Inc. Magazine
  • Named America’s No. 1 Capital City by WalletHub
  • Named No. 2 Best Place for Women Entrepreneurs by smartasset

Austin’s positive juju has captured the attention of some of the world’s most prestigious companies, who have given the city the moniker of Silicon Hills. Consider that Apple is creating a $1 billion campus for 15,000 employees, Facebook has turned Austin into its third-largest hub outside of Silicon Valley, and Google and Oracle have both opened new offices downtown. That’s not even including Dell, one of the biggest employers in town. All told, over 6,500 startups and tech companies are based here, with more arriving by the day. Thus the extreme demand for new homes for sale in Austin.

Also helping the cause are major events such as ACL Fest, South by Southwest, the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix and tons of seasonal festivals. There’s also a new Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, on the way in 2021. Add in more restaurants than you could visit in a lifetime, music venues in every part of town, enviable weather throughout the year and a laid-back vibe that is contagious, and you have the recipe for a city that can’t be matched.

When Austin’s newest families arrive, or current Austinites are ready to grow their space or downsize, Lennar has been at the ready, offering new designs in Central Texas’ most desirable communities. They are drawn to Lennar’s appealing locations with great amenities and quality schools, but also to features such as the Everything’s Included® initiative for connectivity, efficiency, luxury and simplicity, Next Gen- The Home Within a Home  multigenerational layouts and Legacy Series floor plans exclusively for 55+ audiences.

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