Earlier this month Austin topped Forbes' Boom Towns for reasons like high numbers of college-educated migrants (holla!), family formation, job growth, population growth and other. Since a lot of Austin's college-educated migrants are under 30, it was a a double whammy in the migrants and families categories.
But apparently it isn't just young, educated entrepreneurs moving to town. According to ABC News, Baby Boomers are retiring here too. It's the number one hot spot for retirees to move to!
No wonder Austin is a town where nobody is native. (Which begs the question, who is more native, me or Ross? Yes he's lived here longer than I've been alive but his birth certificate says Illinois. I may be new to Austin but at least I'm a native Texan.)
I'm hoping with all these new people we'll get
- More (big name) concerts and plays
- More airport terminals
- More direct flights
And so long as we're adding concerts, plays and, most importantly flights...
Hey Mom & Dad - why don't you come too? One day, in a bunch of years, when you retire, you could just move west. All the other Boomers are doing it.