There are many safe areas in Austin. I was born and raised here myself and know the city very well. Some great zip codes to look into are 78704, 78702 (most areas are excellent and close to downtown), 78722, 78745. Those are all good areas and it just depends what your budget is and how close to downtown you want to be.
Do you know where you will be working yet? As being closer to work is probably a priority too.
I hope that helps! Good luck and if you need more help, I would be happy to assist you. I have worked with many people re-locating to Austin.
I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to help you find a property.
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Many areas of Austin are safe as long as you take some precautions like locking your doors and windows and staying aware of your surroundings.
Location would depend in part on where you work, but you don't necessarily have to be real close to your job to avoid traffic. The other posters are correct in that if you have to travel during rush hour, it can be daunting
However, my best friend is a nurse at South Austin Hospital. She chose not to live close to the hospital and chose instead a vibrant artsy neighborhood where she felt more comfortable as her schedule allows her to drive to work during non-peak traffic times. Austin is dense but it isn't that big in area so it is pretty easy to get everywhere.
I would be happy to help you find the perfect home here in Austin
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Recar and Associates REALTORS®
Generally speaking, Austin, and the surrounding areas are relatively safe in comparison to other similarly-sized metropolitan areas. However, we do have some horrendous traffic here. Do you know where you will be working? I would highly encourage you to look for homes that are close to your job because otherwise you will be spending a lot of time in traffic.
Depending on where you will be working there are some areas of town that are both affordable and safe. Round Rock, North West Austin, Cedar Park, and North Central Austin are some areas that come to mind. Are you looking to rent an apartment, a condo, or a house?
If you have not yet found an agent to help you, please contact me at email@example.com and we can discuss the specifics. I would be happy to help you on your home search.
Austin is a rather safe city and there are many areas that you could look into, It depends on your budget and probably proximity to your work. Send me more details and then I can be more specific and help you with your home search.