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A recent study released by Portfolio.com found that Austin residents are the fourth least stressed out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. According to the researchers, Austin residents enjoy a low level of stress primarily due to the relatively low unemployment rates coupled with the good health of the city’s residents.

When determining the overall level of stress within each city, the researchers considered a number of different factors. These included:

•    Crime rates
•    Environmental factors
•    Health risks
•    Living standards
•    Local unemployment rates
•    Personal financial data

On the other end of the spectrum, the researchers found that Detroit residents were the most stressed. This was largely due to the city’s

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Marriott Hotels and Resorts has announced its plans to open a new Marriott Marquis hotel, which will be part of Marriott International’s signature Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand, in the downtown Austin area. The new hotel, which is scheduled to break ground in mid-2012 after having faced some initial difficulties with getting off the ground, should be open sometime in 2015 if all goes as planned. Offering more than 110,000 square feet of meeting space along with 1,003 rooms, the hotel will offer ample living space while also creating hundreds of jobs in the area.

Owned and operated by White Lodging Services Corp., the Austin Marriott Marquis is projected to generate more than 545 full-time construction jobs over the course of its development. After it

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Due to triple digit heat coupled with lack of rain, the city of Austin plans to move to Stage 2 water restrictions starting September 6. These new guidelines will make it even more difficult for residents who are trying to keep their lawns and other plant life alive.

Under the new guidelines, residents will only be able to water their lawns once per week and on designated days. While hand-watering will be allowed at any time, the use of sprinkler systems will only be allowed before 10:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. Other restrictions included in State 2 are:

•    Vehicles can only be washed on designated days and must be washed before 10:00 a.m.
•    No washing of driveways, sidewalks, parking areas or other paved areas
•    No water is to be served at a

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According to a recent report released by Forbes, Austin has the third best employment opportunities in the nation. The capital city earned this distinction for a multitude of reasons, with the primary reasons cited by the publication being:

  • The city’s relatively low unemployment rate, which is currently sitting at about 7.0 percent
  • The relatively low job-seekers to employment openings ratio, which is currently at about 2.39 to 1

According to Forbes, there are many reasons why Austin has managed to maintain a low unemployment rate. Aside from being a state capital, Austin is also a major convention center. As such, Austin plays an integral role in the music industry. Other aspects that have helped the city thrive include the fact that a number of

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For those living in the city of Austin, it has never been a secret that the capital city is a great place for young professionals to live. Thanks to a recent list published by Forbes, however, Austinites now have the confirmation they need to prove that Austin is a great place for young professionals to call home. In fact, there are many cities throughout the Lone State that are considered to be ideal locations for young professionals, with Austin taking the number ten position, while Houston grabbed the number one position and Dallas came in number six.

In order to develop its list, Forbes only considered those cities with more than 1 million. Furthermore, the publication focused only on those cities that were included on Moody's Economy. Come list of…
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According to a study recently published by Portfolio.com, Austin is one of the top ten cities in terms of the quality of life it offers to its residents. In fact, in a study that took a closer look at 67 metropolitan areas in the United States, Austin was ranked as the 9th best city in the country.

In order to develop this list, 20 different statistical categories were considered. The highest scores were given to those areas with the most well-rounded markets, including those that offered a moderate cost of living, a high-powered educational system, solid housing stocks and healthy economies. Austin scored in many of the indicators that were considered, except for the one that focused on people living in the same area for longer than one year.

Areas in

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According to a list recently released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Austin was selected as the number one best city to live in for the next ten years. A number of factors were taken into consideration when developing this list, though the primary focus was placed on those cities that were considered to have the most positive business climates combined with the most unique “livability” appeal. According to the report, the capital city is “arguably the country’s best crucible for small business” the report goes on to say that “Austin has spawned many companies with unique twists that have gone nationwide.”

The great success of many businesses with their roots in Austin isn’t the only reason Austin took the number one position, however, as the magazine

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According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the data collected by Moody's Economy.com, home prices in the Austin area should stop falling by the final quarter of this year. Furthermore, according to a Fiserv Inc. report that was released earlier this month, the prices of homes in the Central Texas area are likely to start increasing by the first quarter of 2011 and will likely reach their pre-recession levels by 2016.

Although the analysts predict that home prices will have fallen a total of 4.8% by the time the downward spiral reaches its projected bottom at the end of the year, it has still been a far shorter fall when compared to the national average. In fact, the city did quite well when compared to the 374 markets that were included in the…
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According to a report released by RelocateAmerica.com, Austin is the third best city to relocate to in the United States. Austin residents have known this for quite sometime, which is part of why the city and the surrounding area has been growing so rapidly over the last several years. Still, it is good to know that the capital city of Austin is receiving recognition for all that it has to offer to those who are looking for a great city to move to.

Of course, this isn't the first time Austin has been recognized as a great place to live or as a great place to move to. In fact, the city took the number two position in the "America's Top 100 Places to Live for 2010" report. This particular report, on which Huntsville, Alabama took the number one position,…
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