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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 STORAGECafe ranked 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.

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