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2453 Westlake Drive

Lock and leave lifestyle just 10 minutes from downtown. After a complete renovation, this 2-story townhome blends all of the singular experiences and investment benefits of living on Lake Austin with ...

Mid-Century Inspired Modern

1904 Paramount Ave / 78704

Recently featured in Architectural Digest and Texas Monthly, this reimagined mid-century inspired modern home located in the heart of Zilker Park / Barton Hills is a collection of thoughtfully-planned...

Modern Masterpiece designed by Dick Clark

1107 Folts Avenue

This modern masterpiece designed by Dick Clark of Dick Clark + Associates is now for sale and recently featured in Dwell Magazine. Contact Bryan Cady for more information or a private tour.

Hill Country Modern in Rob Roy on the Lake

600 Barrett Lane

Lake Flato inspired architecture aligns resort-style amenities with sustainable design, form, and function.

70 RAINEY

Explore The Other Side of Rainey

70 Rainey is a limited collection of 164 luxury residences for sale with unparalleled views and over 31,000+ SF of indoor & outdoor amenities. Visit 70Rainey.com for more info.

50+ Acre Ranch

Meticulously maintained ag-exempt estate

Offering the rare combination of proximity and privacy with the amenities of a turn-key luxury Hill Country home.

Travis Heights

2001 Alta Vista

Private lot with pool, lush landscaping, and heritage oak in the heart of Travis Heights.

Austin Proper Residences

Private Residences Delivering 2019

The Austin Proper Residences are a limited collection of 99 residences and penthouses atop the Austin Proper Hotel in the heart of the vibrant 2nd Street District.

802 Meriden Lane

Tarrytown Gem with an awe-inspiring private backyard

With over 2,500+ SF, the open floor plan flows perfectly throughout with a large master down that boasts high, vaulted ceilings and an abundance of natural light.

Austin Clocks in Among Best U.S. Cities for Job Seekers

Posted by Bryan Cady on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 11:10am.

In real estate circles, it’s all about “location, location, location.” The same could be said for landing a job. And a new study ranks Austin among the best locations in the U.S. to hunt for work.

The study, conducted by personal finance website WalletHub, places Austin among the top 20 cities in the country. To determine the strongest local job markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 30 key metrics, including availability of jobs, employment growth, and monthly average starting salary.

The data for each city in the study falls into two buckets: job market and socioeconomics. Austin, a perennial favorite on lists of the best places for jobs, appears at No. 16 in the WalletHub ranking. The Capital City comes in at No. 17 for its job market and No. 27 for its socioeconomics.

Some employers in the Austin area complain about a lack of talent to fill jobs, particularly in the tech industry, although career website LinkedIn says Austin ranks first among the U.S. cities attracting the most workers. Apple’s construction of a $1 billion campus in Austin with up to 15,000 employees (on top of the more than 6,000 it already has in Austin) promises to add to the region’s labor crunch.

Of course, WalletHub’s No. 16 ranking for Austin comes on top of a slew of other accolades. For instance, Inc. magazine recently named it the best place in the U.S. to start a business, and Money magazine declared it the best big city to live in.

Austin, however, did not claim the top spot in Texas. Plano — a regular presence on lists of the best places to live in the U.S. — earns a No. 5 ranking for its job market but a No. 55 ranking for its socioeconomics. WalletHub places Plano at No. 7 among the best cities for finding a job; Scottsdale, Arizona, grabs the top spot. 

A major reason for Plano’s attractiveness to job seekers stems from the sheer number of major corporate employers located there. They include JCPenney, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Rent-A-Center, Alliance Data Systems, Cinemark, Frito-Lay, Toyota Motor North America, Capital One Finance, and FedEx Office.

One interesting tidbit about Plano from the WalletHub study: Among the 180-plus cities that were examined, it has the fewest part-time employees per 100 full-time employees (32.86).

Here are the WalletHub job rankings for other key cities in Texas:

  • Irving, No. 21
  • Dallas, No. 26
  • Grand Prairie, No. 36
  • Garland, No. 46
  • Arlington, No. 57
  • Fort Worth, No. 58
  • Houston, No. 82
  • San Antonio, No. 86

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