We believe there are 3 kinds of people in this world. Those who want to live in Austin but don't, those who are lucky enough to already live in Austin, and the poor souls who don't know what they are missing!
Here are some fantastic facts about our beautiful city:
Think Austin is in the middle of desert country? Not even close! We have 150 miles of waterways and lakes that wind through the Texas Hill Country into Austin. And the Texas Colorado River, the largest river contained wholly in Texas, runs right through the middle of town!
Austin has nearly 12,000 acres of greenbelt, over 170 parks and miles of hiking trails.
Tired of being left out in the cold? We have an average of 300 days of sunshine and a moderate climate with temperatures averaging between 32° and 94°. The beautiful weather in Austin makes it very easy to get out and enjoy the lush countryside.
Contrary to popular myth, Texas is not a cultural wasteland. We have over 15 museums in Austin, as well as the Austin Symphony, the Austin Lyric Opera, Ballet Austin, and a rich local theatre community.
Austin is proud to be named the Live Music Capital of the World and we boast some amazing home grown talents such as Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Janis Joplin, Buddy Holly, George Strait, Cory Morrow and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more.
Austin is within 200 miles of three of the largest cities in the US: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
Known for its high tech buzz, Austin is home to companies such as Dell, Apple, Samsung, and NCSOFT.
Your money goes a loooooong way in Austin, as there is no state or local personal income tax.
Austin hosts one of the largest community college programs in the country, as being the home of the University of Texas and seven additional colleges and universities. Needless to say, we're no dummies — Austin is ranked as one of the most highly educated cities in the nation.
Austin is a unique gem in the heart of Texas Hill Country — check it out for yourself!