1. Austin, Texas
After a surge of newcomers, Austin is now a top city for real estate with homes being scooped up faster than they can be listed. In 2020, a report from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that Austin was growing at a rate of 168 new residents per day. While over 50% are from other parts of the state, California makes up 8%, followed by New York and Florida. Why is Austin such a hotspot? With a thriving music scene, beautiful outdoor spaces, a range of cultural institutions, and a growing reputation as “Silicon Hills” (Austin is one of the top venture capital cities in America), it’s not hard to see why.