Austin has a very strong economy and continues to grow! One way you can tell how well a cities economy is doing is by measuring unemployment rate and job growth. Austin is well above average in both categories and new companies are moving their head quarters here what it seems like everyday! Just like Apple who recently announced their plans to open a $1 billion campus in North Austin. The new 133-acre campus will accommodate 5,000 new employees, and is expected to be the largest private employer in all of Austin!
Austin is known as the live music capital of the world! With the 78701 zip code (downtown) having over 88 bars to ensure that you will having something to do if you are wanting to let loose and go out at night. We can thank West 6th street, Dirty 6th Street and Rainey Street for the explosion of fun new bars and restaurants to entertain you at!
Austin is a city where fitness is celebrated and was actually ranked the 17th healthiest cities in America (Wallethub, February 2018). Fitness junkies can enjoy many trails to hike in Austin including The Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake, more commonly known as Town Lake, a 10-mile looping trail that runs along the water and through the city.
Austin is filled with many natural hot spots like the three acres long Barton Springs pool! We also have another fun natural spring to cool off at and is called Hamilton Pool Preserve, its a scenic swimming grotto, found in a canyon beneath a 50-foot waterfall. Another spot to take in the amazing views of Austin is the 360 Overlook, which is a large rock face that peers over the iconic 360 Bridge and shimmering waters of Lake Austin.
Austin has a amazing food culture that is for sure to keep your belly full and your taste buds happy. We have a wide variety of different foods ranging from Sushi to good ol fashion Texas BBQ! Some of the local favorites to get your TEX Mex fix in is Matts El Rancho where they keep the margaritas flowing and the Fajitas sizzling. Franklins BBQ is so good even when President Obama had to swing by and try it him self last time he was in town. If you are also looking for a date experience that will excite your taste buds Uchi is a world know Sushi restaurant that seems to never disappoint.
The most well known university Austin has to offer is the University of Texas. a public research university with roughly 50,000 students, with a city that bleeds burnt orange and UT Longhorn school pride. We also have other amazing private colleges like St. Edward’s University, Huston-Tillotson University and Concordia University! We also have 16 high schools, 18 middle schools, and 84 elementary schools for kids of all ages.
#7 Real Estate
The Austin Real estate market has been booming over the years! With investors and home owners all getting to enjoy the benefits of owning homes in one of Americas most popular cities. With more jobs moving here than ever the future of this great city is still looking very bright!
#8 Pet Friendly
Austin is known for being one of the most pet friendly cities America has to offer. Austin Ranks #4 Among Most Pet-Friendly Cities (WalletHub, August 2018). Hosting luges parks like Zilker to take your furry one out to meet new friends or bask in the bright Texas Sun.
#9 Capital of Texas
Austin is the home of the the Capital of Texas. The saying everything is bigger in Texas proves true with having the largest capital in the United States in reference to square feet. It is a amazing tourist destination and a educational field trip to take the kiddos to!
The Austin area is home to many different lakes to cool off in during the warm Texas Summers. Including lakes like Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake. So grab a boat, kayak and a few friends and get out there to enjoy the amazing views and refreshing Texas body of waters.