Apple’s 1 billion expansion in NW Austin

As Mayor Adler says:  “We are a young, growing, creative, forward-charging, entrepreneurial, friendly & welcoming community.”

Amazon took more than a year to decide its new location and chose East Coast after all.  On the other hand Apple has announced its new location overnight.  This expansion in the NW Austin will create 5000 new jobs in the next 3 years, growing to have 15,000 new employees.  Apple is expected to be the largest private company in the city.  Austin currently employs 6200 people a couple of miles from its new campus.

—–Austin seems to be over building houses and apartments at a moment, however we may be needing more quickly.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaks at CTCAR meeting

CTCAR meeting hosted a special speaker, Steve Adler, Austin Mayor.

He was very boastful of Austin.  He describes Austin as follows.

Austin is:

  • A very healthy city
  • A environmentally sensitive city
  • A Safest metropolitan city

Here is a little extra about Steve Adler:

The Mayor supports Code Next.  Affordability is becoming more serious concern as the city grows bigger.  We will need to be the big city that supports diversity.  This is how Mayor explains on the strategic housing plan.


He also supports a Major League Soccer team coming to Austin.  Announcement from 3 days ago was the MLS team, Columbus considering relocating to Austin.  Austin is one of the very few major cities without a pro sport team.



Austin in News – Chronicle


 4/1/2006 – RECON – Austin Housing Bubble


7/15/2008 – Austin Ranked #6 Market in the Country for 2008 Appreciation  

5/3/2008 – Investor’s Business Daily – Austin Bucks the Housing Slump 


2/17/2009  – Austin Ranked #2 Healthiest Housing Market for 2009  

Top 10 Green US Cities



Top 10 Cities for Young People

Cheepest Places to Live (Austin#9)


Economic Index – Austin is listed second in nation

America’s Best Cities

America’s Fast Growing Cities

Austin’s Population NO13 in the nation

Top 10 Cities People are Moving to – Austin is #2!


Austin a Top Real Estate investment


Best Cities to Retire


Best Performing US Cities

Best Neighborhoods to Buy in 2015 (Austin Monthly)