AUSTIN (KXAN) - Young adults are moving to Austin more than any other city in the United States, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution.
The study found that in 2007-2009, young people between 25 and 34 moved to Austin more than any other city. The study is based on current U.S. Census data.
Lee Warren said he knows exactly why young people are moving to Austin.
"The opportunities- the opportunities to start something yourself," said Warren, who moved to Austin from North Texas five months ago. "My family relocated down here and I was visiting and I saw the food trailers and I thought that would be a really great opportunity."
Warren opened one of those food trailers, Lee's Hurricane Party, near MLK and Guadalupe.
"Whether its a trailer or your a musician or whatever- the city itself- those opportunities are here," he said.
Matt Charnitski, 28, calls himself an Austin "newbie," who fell in love with the city after he attended the South by Southwest festival in 2010.
"Even before any opportunities started to pan out- I kind of realized this was the city for me," he said. "I think people my age are coming to realize that working 80 hours a week in a little tiny apartment in a place like New York or Philadelphia- its really not a lifestyle people want anymore."
Charnitski said the Austin climate is at the top of his list, but the traffic is at the bottom.
'I think that if they don't get some solid mass transportation in soon, the whole city is going to be gridlocked. Traffic on Mopac at 5 pm is a nightmare."
The study found that Dallas was the second most popular place for young people to move and Denver, Houston, and Seattle rounded out the top five.
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