In the latest Best Performing Cities list released by the Milken Institute, the city of Austin has jumped into second place, directly behind San Jose, California. Austin actually leap-frogged from the fourth-best city in 2011 to claim the number two spot in 2012. The list ranks metropolitan cities in the United States based on their ability to create and sustain economic growth and jobs. Of course, it is little secret to residents of Austin and the surrounding area that central Texas is one of the best places in not only the state but also the country to work and call home.
Whether you are a native resident of Texas or you got here as quickly as you could, there is plenty to love about living in and around Austin. One of the best ways to make the most of the unique lifestyle that this area has to offer is to custom design your own home. Custom home builders near Austin like Ashby Construction specializes in helping you design a home that will still thrill you years from now as much as it does the day you move in. Custom home construction has changed significantly in the last few years as a result of advanced technology and there has never been a better time to talk to a custom home builder about designing the home of your dreams.