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Austin Voted Best College Town in US

February 9, 2020 4:30 pm

New homes in Austin TX appeal to a wide range of buyers. Families with college students love them because of the educational opportunities, social life and job prospects that are available in the area. The city is a great place for students to attend college and find jobs after graduation.

WalletHub ranked 415 American cities based on 31 factors that determine quality of life for college students. The factors were grouped into “Wallet Friendliness,” Social Environment” and “Academic and Economic Opportunities.” Each of the cities and towns chosen for the comparison had at least 7,500 college or university students in residence.

Austin TX was named the #1 city in America for college students. It ranked at #2 for “Social Environment,” which is no surprise to anyone who lives in this city where something fun is always happening.

In the category of Wallet Friendliness, Austin ranked right in the center, while coming in at #54 for Academic and Economic Opportunities.

Looking at individual factors, Wallet Friendliness included cost of housing, share of rental units, adjusted cost of living and the cost of higher education. Social Environment factors included students per capita, share of population aged 18-35, nightlife options per capita and shopping centers per capita. Factors in Academic and Economic Opportunities included quality of higher education, median income of part-time workers, earning potential for college graduates and job growth rate.

Choosing where to go to college is a complex decision that depends on more than just the school itself. The surrounding town is an important factor in quality of life for college students. Conversely, having higher education campuses in town can improve quality of life for all residents.

Buffington Homes builds in 9 communities in the greater Austin area. Our communities offer a full range of housing from affordable new homes in the $220’s to estate-style executive homes. The Villas at University Park in Round Rock features homes from the $240’s. The community is located on University Boulevard close to the Round Rock campuses of Texas State University and Austin Community College. Lots of shopping, recreation and dining opportunities are within easy reach. Commuting into downtown Austin is convenient via nearby I-35.

Call or text Buffington Homes today at 512-856-5664 to learn more about our new homes in Austin TX.

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