Only San Francisco housing market is more popular than Austin
Source: Culture Map Austin
A survey from Zillow found that only searches for homes in San Francisco gets more page views than Austin. A home in Austin gets more page views from outside searches than 86 percent of other markets.
On the flip side, many people who live in Austin and San Francisco are looking at homes outside of their respective cities. Zillow says over half of Austin-based views are of homes outside the area; in San Francisco, the figure is similar. There are multiple reasons people may want to relocate, but cost of living is among the most prevalent, according to Zillow executives. And, notes the real estate website, Austin home value growth increased 9 percent over the past year, even outpacing San Francisco.