A large number of current renters in Austin plan to move to other cities, Culturemap Austin reports.
65 percent of Austin renters who were surveyed by Apartment List have plans to move elsewhere. Across the country, this figure is about the same. Renters in 50 metro areas were asked about their moving plans for the survey.
Many Austin renters have their sights set on other Texas cities, with Houston as the number one choice. For those looking at out-of-state locations, Denver was the top destination. Seattle and Miami came in 2nd and 3rd.
Even though Austin may be losing those renters, Cleveland renters listed our fair city as their number one out-of-state choice for relocation.
35 percent of renters point to the high cost of living as their reason for moving, 32 percent say jobs, and 7 percent blame the weather.
San Antonio renters top the list for the highest percentage of renters who want to remain in their current location. 45 percent want to stay there, even though 57 percent are worried about jobs, the affordability, weather, and social prospects are enough to make them want to remain in San Antonio.
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