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Austin falls to the bottom of Texas cities people are moving to


The most sought out Texas city to move to has been dethroned.

A new report from PODS Moving and Storage reveals more people are moving to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio than Austin. The report determined the new trends using PODS customer moves in 2021 and the first part of this year, noting relocation trends reflect new priorities being set by people two years into the pandemic.

Here's where people are moving to:

  • No. 2 Dallas-Fort Worth
  • No. 12 Houston
  • No. 13 San Antonio
  • No. 16 Austin

This is a shift from 2020 when more people moved to Austin than any other Texas city. Austin was one of the cities in the Sun Belt to attract techies and others looking for a great place to work remotely with more space at the start of the pandemic.

However, as the rush to move to Austin continues, some are being priced out of the hot housing market and finding it is no longer the affordable haven of years past. Still, over 100 people move to Austin a day.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.