Austin, the capital city of Texas, is located in the heart of Central Texas. A growing metropolis, it is flanked by many quickly-growing rural towns and cities that are home to neighboring commuters.
The “Keep it Weird” city boasts diversity in just about any category that comes to mind: business, housing, education, technology, entertainment, etc.. Employment opportunities abound in Austin. Residents and commuters find opportunities large and small to apply their degrees and passion. Home to Dell Computers, Austin has an expansive technology sector, drawing techies from around the world to a long list of Fortune 500 companies.
Families will find a diverse range of education opportunities for their children, as well as many choices for activities. Known as the “live music capital of the world”, residents and visitors will not find a single day without an entertaining show in venues all around the city. Annual music festivals such as South by Southwest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and the Austin City Limits Festival bring in neighbors and international travelers, alike. National and international touring acts can be seen at venues such as the Frank Erwin Center, Bass Concert Hall, the Long Center, and Moody Theater. Weekend and evening night-life is celebrated in the Sixth Street, Rainey Street, and Red River Districts, as well as South Congress Avenue.
Foodies are attracted to an immense variety of options from taco stands and food trucks, to fine dining and award-winning cuisine. Film-lovers are drawn to classic movies at the historic Paramount Theater, or new and independent films from the iconic, local Alamo Drafthouse chain. With a large population of movie-lovers, the city is home to many film production companies and several film festivals. Those that appreciate more refined entertainment enjoy the Austin Ballet, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Austin Lyric Opera, to name a few.
Athletic spectators rejoice in University of Texas (UT) football and athletics, as well as opportunities for other sports fandoms such as women’s flat-track roller derby, basketball, ice hockey, rugby, and skateboarding. Fans of international soccer and F1 (Formula One) racing come together at the Circuit of the Americas entertainment complex. Lovers of water sports and outdoor life enjoy the iconic Barton Springs Pool, as well as Lake Austin, Lake Travis, and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Rich with historical significance, Austinites have plenty of opportunities to visit important landmarks in the area, including the state capital building.
Shopping is vast, from tiny locally-owned stores and high-end boutiques to malls like Barton Creek Square and The Domain. Health nuts relish visiting the flagship stores of Whole Foods, Wheatsville Co-op, and local favorite Mr. Natural, as well as several award-winning farmers’ markets around town. There is something for everyone in Austin, from students to retirees, the range of citizenry is as diverse as the options for living spaces. Historical homes and newly built student housing, classic neighborhoods and modern apartments, close-knit subdivisions and spacious countryside living–all are available in a wide range of choices such as the Frank Erwin Center, Bass Concert Hall, the Long Center, and Moody Theater. Weekend and evening night-life is celebrated in the Sixth Street, Rainey Street, and Red River Districts, as well as South Congress Avenue.
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