Austin has the most AirBnB rentals and charges the most for them in the state of Texas, the Austin Business Journal reports.
Even though Austin has some pretty strict regulations (and in fact is about to get stricter, limiting short term rentals to houses that are occupied by the owner), 32 percent of Texas’ listings that were booked last year were in Austin and approximately 27 percent are in Austin so far this year.
While it’s expected that rentals would increase during major Austin events like SXSW and ACL Festival, even last month Austin had four times as many booked listings as Dallas.
Austin is also able to charge a higher price for their rentals. The average rental price is $247 a night here, compared to between $138 and $144 in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth.