Schools & Education

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Everyone is always asking me as a Realtor, why are so many people from California moving to Austin?  I always tell them it's quality of life, cost of living, the schools and the people.  Texas is where you want to have a flat tire.  After living in Chicago, Boston, Miami, and London, coming home to Texas really reminded me of the overall good nature of a native Texan, it is remarkably different. 

But to talk about the numbers, a local lender, Steven Johnson sent a fascinating breakdown.  See below, and remember Texas has no state income tax, not to mention other things are significantly less expensive - home insurance, groceries, gas etc... it is all more affordable:

I did a little digging on the California state income tax website and the numbers

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On October 28, trustees of the Austin ISD board approved improvement plans for 11 schools which fell below Texas Education Agency standards this year, as well as reconstitution plans for 3 of those schools that did not meet standards for the previous two years. This Improvement plans affects the following schools, Rodriguez Elementary School, Dobie, Garcia, Martin, and Pearce Middle Schools, Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus, Lanier, LBJ, and Travis High Schools, Rosedale School and Travis County Day School.

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