Austin is no longer the sleepy college town it once was. It’s an energetic, growing city of innovators with a bustling economy and thriving tourism industry. Over 100 people move here every day and despite the rapid growth, we manage to maintain a small-town, friendly feel. We’re a diverse community that is high tech but highly supportive of local businesses. We’re the land of legendary musicians, award-winning restaurants, and rising entrepreneurs, but we’re also a town full of community gardens, rec centers, and kind neighbors.
Our capital city is home to The University of Texas, Circuit of the Americas, beautiful lakes, parks, and green belts, and the host of nationally renowned festivals, business conferences, and conventions. We’ve got an international reputation, too, as the trademarked Live Music Capital of the World®. From dance halls to DJ’s, there’s no shortage of entertainment here.
Whatever your interests, there’s something here for everyone. Come see why so many of us call Austin home.
Austin is known as one of the fittest cities in the nation. We have famous home-grown athletes and not-so-famous folks who just enjoy a good jog. We host races all year long, in every part of the city. There are miles of hike and bike trails, the Austin green belt, and multiple natural springs and public pools for outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics at all levels. Read more about our fit city on Austin360's fitness blog.
Austin offers a variety of family friendly activities to keep you and your little ones busy all year long. Here’s a definitive guide to family fun with an interactive map to help you learn your way around town.
From elementary schools to universities, Austin offers an array of educational institutions, including several Blue Ribbon Schools. The Austin Chamber has compiled a comprehensive list of institutions for anyone looking for more information about Austin and surrounding area schools.
Austin has an impressive restaurant scene that covers every type of cuisine imaginable.
If you’re a Texan, you may have heard about our recent taco battle with our friendly neighbor to the south, San Antonio. Here’s a rundown of some of our best tacos, à la Bon Appétit.
Below is a list of additional resources that will help you learn more about living in Austin.
City of Austin (www.austintexas.gov)
Austin Chamber of Commerce (https://www.austinchamber.com/)
Austin Board of Realtors (https://www.abor.com/)
The Greater Austin Newcomer Guide (https://www.austinchamber.com/austin/relocation-guide)
Austin Independent School District (https://www.austinisd.org/)