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Austin ranks in top cities for roommate living

Having a roommate in the capital city is not uncommon and sometimes the most practical way of living in Austin. One report is recognizing Austin as one of the top ten cities for living with a roommate.

Storage facility company STORAGECaferanked Austin at No. 8 in the top 10 cities for roommate living.

In the study, 31% of Austinites currently have a roommate. In Austin, doubling up with a roommate can save more than $5,000 a year, according to the report. With so many new and emerging living locations in town, Austin provides the 15th most space per roommate, allowing people living together to have their own space.

The research was conducted by understanding how renters in different U.S. cities have the more favorable living arrangement, while being able to socialize and save money.

Austin ranked in the top spot among Texas' five largest cities.


Trip to Dallas-Fort Worth: Our 15-year-old granddaughter thinks it’s the 'cool' Texas


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Recently we decided to take the older girl, who is 15, to Dallas. Setting aside the summer heat, a Portlander can adjust to the vibes of Austin without effort. So let’s take Texas with all of its excesses straight up. Dallas, here we come.

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