Austin’s culture is rooted in its support of local, independent companies and arts, especially live music. Greenbelts snake through town and surround the lakes and rivers, lending to the growth of health- and eco-conscious lifestyles. There are currently 4,199 properties for sale in Austin, where the median listing price is $399,999. The Zillow Home Value Index is $323,900. Home values have increased by 7.1 percent over the past year, and are expected to rise another 3 percent over the next 12 months. The median price per square foot in Austin is $215. On average, homes for sale in Austin stay on the market for 58 days and receive three offers. Austin is the 33rd most walkable large city in the U.S., with a walk score of 40, a transit score of 34 and a bike score of 52. Austin is home to approximately 790,390 people and 607,397 jobs.
The median age in Austin is 34 while the median age of Austin homeowners is 33 and the median household income is $57,689 per year. Popular Austin neighborhoods include North Austin, Franklin Park, Windsor Park, West University, Pleasant Valley, West Oak Hill, Riverside, East Oak Hill and Garrison Park.
Austin is home to the Texas State Capitol and serves as the flagship location of the University of Texas. An abundance of opportunities to explore nature and wildlife can be found throughout the city, including Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, McKinney Falls State Park, Zilker Metropolitan Park and Zilker Botanical Garden and the Barton Springs Pool. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake offers open spaces, picnic areas, dog parks and music venues.
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