Elephant Moving and Storage are professional Downtown Austin movers providing the highest quality local and long distance moving and storage services for both residential and commercial clients.
If you’re thinking about living and working in a dynamic urban environment and can tolerate a little bit higher cost of living, you should consider moving to Downtown Austin.
While there’s no official definition of “downtown,” the most commonly used is the 1.8 square mile area bounded by I-35, Lady Bird Lake, Lamar Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, according to the city’s Department of Economic Development.
Moving to Downtown Austin has become a trend. Like cities elsewhere, Austin’s downtown areas such as Sixth Street and 2nd Street District in recent years have enjoyed renewed growth as jobs and people have migrated to and reinvigorated the area. If the city has its way, the trend will continue. In the coming years, Austin’s Economic Development plan envisions that downtown will become the heart of one of the most sustainable cities in the nation.
The Plan, adopted in 2011, establishes public investment priorities for the current decade, and recommends more than 100 specific actions to achieve the vision.
The current population of Downtown Austin is about 7,150 with the median age of 35. Downtown Austin’s median household income is $62,524, and the average household net worth is $547,480. About 15 percent of Downtown Austin’s population are long term residents having lived in their homes for more than 5 years, while 30 percent of Downtown Austin’s population have moved in the last year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
While living downtown has much to offer, there’s a price: the cost of living in Downtown is 21.5 percent greater than the Austin average, and 26 percent greater than the national average.
And this may surprise you: in terms of crime rates, downtown Austin is safer than most of the other neighborhoods in Austin, according to Areavibes.com.
If you’re thinking about relocating to or within Downtown Austin, call us at Elephant Moving & Storage. We are the downtown Austin moving experts. We know all the ins and outs related to downtown moves: parking; high-rise moving; insurance certificates needed for buildings; floor and wall protection requirements, and after-hours moving requirements for commercial moves. In short, we have all the expertise, tools and equipment needed to make downtown residential and commercial moves smooth and efficient.