Why Austin is a Great Place to Live

By Wendy Papasan | Things to Do in Austin

May 06

From the city’s “go for it” entrepreneurial spirit to the southern hospitality visitors receive, Austin has carved a place in the nation’s top cities to live. If you don’t believe us, take a look at our “best of” record. We’ve made almost every list year over year and have shown that Austin isn’t a “one trick pony” city. For the inner-geek in all of us, there’s a huge foundation of tech events and gurus positioned around the city. For all the health nuts, there are dozens of parks and farmers markets to explore. And for those looking for a quaint neighborhood to call home, you can find properties sitting along rolling hills with unbelievable vistas of Texas landscape. From one culture to the next, Austin has never failed to impress.

Here’s why we continue to impress:

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1. Austin’s Quality of Life

A majority of cities can be characterized by their nicknames, like Los Angeles’ Hollywood or New York’s “Big Apple,” but when it comes to Austin there are too many calling for the spotlight. From the Silicon Hills to SoCo, each “neighborhood” has brought a unique aspect to Austin that has transformed the city into a quality place to live. Young professionals and new graduates can find good jobs in some of the most advanced industries while the creative have sought new ways to improve our way of life. Their results can be seen from our further titles as one of the healthiest cities in America to one of the “greenest” cities in the nation.

2. Austin Satisfies the Inner-Foodie in All of Us

One experience Austinites learn is if you love the food, you’ll love the city. Organic die-hards will rejoice to know Austin is Whole Foods’ headquarters, meaning you can find some of the best and freshest food in the city. Local food trucks roam about town, serving up delicious snacks and treats that residents can’t get enough (For more details, read our article: Austin’s Food Trucks). For award-winning restaurants, you’ll hear about Sandra Bullocks’ Bess Bistro and the Japanese gem, Uchiko.

3. There’s Plenty of Local Fun & Sun

Even though Austin is a growing city, it has never forgotten its Texas roots. The weather around the area stays sunny for nearly the entire year, which means more days to enjoy outside. Places like Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool are just a few awesome places where locals can go on the weekend. Live concerts and events are held there regularly. Barton Springs Pool offers a great place to cool off during the summer heat. If you’re looking for something more exciting, local students love tubing down the Colorado River, which feeds the majority of springs in Austin.

Other great places to visit include:

  • Austin Zoo
  • South Congress (or “SoCo”)
  • State Capitol

The Whole Package for a Great Place to Live

One phrase summarizes Austin up beautifully: It’s the whole package. From exciting events, adventurous things to do, great schools, and stunning homes, there’s nothing more complete for your relocation than Austin. If you’ve been interested in moving to the area or are looking for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us (click here) or search around our current home listings.

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