As the capital of Texas, Austin is a metropolis filled with opportunity, visitors, and a variety of landmarks. It is the fastest-growing of the 50 largest US cities and the 11th most populous US city. On top of that, Austin is the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies, and other companies have regional offices in the community as well. From Apple, IBM, and Google to eBay, 3M, and Whole Foods Market, there are a variety of offices and jobs found in Austin.
Research has shown that close to 120 people relocate to the Austin area a day. It’s not hard to see why people are flocking to “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Residents take the moniker seriously, and you can catch a live show almost every day of the week. Besides having some of the largest names on the charts touring the city, you’ll see some smaller artists before they make it big, and you can even get in on the action for some of the largest music festivals, including SXSW and Austin City Limits.
Austin may be a hub for those in the business and tech world, but it’s also a college town. The University of Texas at Austin is a major attraction for many, and you’ll see people flocking to the stadiums come the fall for some good old fashioned Texas football. There may not be any professional teams that play in Austin, but that doesn’t keep residents from gathering at their favorite sports bars and watering holes to cheer on their teams. The camaraderie found in the community is remarkable and just another way Austinites continue to “keep Austin weird.”
Almost everywhere you turn, you’ll see dogs enjoying everything Austin has to offer just as much as their owners are. We’re not kidding when we say that Austin may be the dog friendliest city you’ll ever visit. Restaurants and bars often have outdoor patios and will welcome two-legged and four-legged patrons. You’ll even see that some stores leave out water bowls for all the thirsty pooches during summer shopping trips.
The nightlife, the food, and the activities keep Austinites on their toes, and there’s always something new springing up in the area. The art, culture, and eclectic atmosphere are something that you just have to experience for yourself. If you’re curious about the neighborhoods and want to learn more about what makes Austin so special, contact Prism Realty! We’d be happy to take you around the neighborhoods and help you find your dream home in your dream neighborhood.