Austin is on a winning streak, amid twin booms in economic and population growth. Along with the city's success has been an increase in its cost of living.
The population grew from an estimated 674,000 in 2003 to 830,000 last year. Some area like Round Rock grew even faster, making Austin among America's fastest-growing large metro areas.
In August, Forbes magazine ranked the Austin area second among cities nationwide for job growth.
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