The “Youthification” of Austin

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Austin is seeing an influx of young residents, making it #2 on a list of national cities that are experiencing "youthification".  Not sure what that is?  Read on for an explanation from CultureMap.  

Dr. Markus Moos, a geographer and urban planner at the University of Waterloo, came up with the name as a way to describe the trend of young people ages 25 to 34 to move to the urban center of cities.  They begin taking over low-priced, often formerly industrial areas, and soon the area experiences an increase in restaurants, bars, and #apartments.

Moos' Generational City project found that 16.9 percent of Austin's population is between the ages of 25 and 34, which is the 2nd highest in the United States, after Salt Lake City.

The biggest numbers of young adults are living within six miles of the center of Austin, mostly west of I-35 and north and south of the Colorado River.  There is an additional high concentration of young people living in Northwest Austin, close to Jollyville.

Are you a young adult (or young at heart) and looking for an apartment close to the action?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400 for help finding the central Austin apartment of your dreams!

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