Top 5 Reasons Why People are Moving to Buda Tx

Posted by James DeLoney on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 12:15pm.

  1. Proximity to Austin

Austin, Texas is consistently named one of the top places to live in the United States. 110 people move to Austin each day, drawn by the roaring hot economy, great weather and high quality of life afforded by the Live Music Capital of the World. Buda is a small town with a population of approximately 6,000 residents located just south of Austin down Interstate 35.

Buda is located only 6 miles from Southpark Meadows in south Austin. Southpark Meadows is an enormous retail complex featuring over 90 stores, services, restaurants and entertainment options including anchors such as Super Target, Wal-Mart Super Center, JCPenney, Sam’s Club, Bealls, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 14 screen Cinemark theater complex. Buda Tx is located only 15 miles from 6th Street and downtown Austin. 6th Street is the heart of Austin and the live music capital of the world, featuring countless bars, night clubs and restaurants.

2. Central Texas Job Growth

Austin remains one the top ranked metropolitan economies in the nation. In the past 5 years, Austin has averaged just under 11% job growth year over year.  By comparison, no other U.S. city has seen five-year job growth higher than 8 percent. Austin boasts an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent and five-year wages growth from October 2008 through October 2013 of nearly 15 percent.  

3. Housing Affordability in Buda      

Home prices in Austin continue to climb fueled by several factors. Austin and central Texas continues to add jobs at a record pace. Austin has averaged around 30,000 new jobs over the past 3 years. Job growth, high quality of life and great weather are all reasons that approximately 40,000 people move to Austin each year. This population growth combined with a shortage of housing inventory creates very high demand against low supply. That market dynamic of high demand for housing and low supply is the driving factor behind the sharp rise in home prices in Austin, and a big reason why home buyers are looking just south of Austin to Buda, Tx. The median home price in Austin is $300,000. The median home price in Buda is $200.000.  

4. Small Town Feel

The population of  was 7,343 residents when the 2010 census was completed. The small town charm is what draws many residents to the city. The city has a very quaint feel with a beautiful downtown area with many shops and restaurants located along Main Street.

5. Weather

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