Whether it’s for the food, fair weather, or friendly neighbors, Austin residents love living in the Texas state capital! With a booming job market predicted to grow significantly in the next decade, this laid-back city has a rising tech industry, giving it a new nickname, Silicon Hills. The fact that there is no state income tax sweetens the deal even more. Speaking of sweet, while pecan pie is the official dessert of Texas, foodies love Austin for its Barbecue and Tex Mex cuisine. With the Colorado River running right through the city and Texas hill country nearby, there is plenty of opportunity for hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, and a multitude of other outdoor activities. And as one of the nation’s sunniest places, the weather is likely to cooperate for your outdoor adventure. Also known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and the home of SXSW, there is no shortage of entertainment options in Austin with more live music venues per capita than any other US city.
Popular community choices include: West Lake, SoCo, Eastside, Round Rock, Mueller, North Austin, South Austin, Cherrywood, Crestview, J.W. Smith’s Western Oaks, North Loop, North University, South Menchaca, Windsor Park.