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Elegantly-sculpted buildings line the Colorado River, the water reflecting and bending the city lights like a kaleidoscope. Trees and green space line the shore before winding through the city in a lush chain of parks. This is Austin, Texas, and while residents may want to “keep Austin weird,” the unique architecture blending with the natural landscape definitely keeps Austin beautiful.
Austin is the capital of Texas – and the Live Music Capital of the World. It is home to the University of Texas (Go, Longhorns!) and it has a strong economy based in high-tech industries and government. Austin’s gorgeous parks and green space provide aesthetic beauty, but they also provide residents with miles of hiking and biking trails, ball fields, and playgrounds. Austin has been called on of the nation’s greenest cities – it is also one of the safest and one of the friendliest. If you’re ready to find your next apartment in Austin, pack your cowboy boots and your dancing shoes, and get set for a great adventure!
Things to Do in Austin:
With a title like “Live Music Capital of the World,” you know you’ll have plenty to see and do in Austin! Musicians are everywhere – from parks to the airport to grocery stores, life in Austin is a little like living in a musical – only the music ranges from country to jazz to indie to rock and beyond. Austin is home to a variety of music festivals, including the Urban Music Festival, Austin City Limits, and South by Southwest. And when you want to dance or just sit back and enjoy the sweet sound of jazz, there are more than 250 live music venues in Austin, ranging from coffeehouses to nightclubs to concert halls to major auditoriums.
From celebrated five-star restaurants owned by celebrity chefs to corner food trucks, Austin’s food scene rivals its music scene. Whether you prefer traditional cuisine or more adventurous culinary delights such as fusion-inspired restaurants, you’ll love dining out once you’ve settled into your new Austin apartment – there’s so much to try (gourmet donuts and ox tongue sliders, anyone?) you may never cook in your own kitchen!
When you want to s enjoy the beautiful Austin weather, head to Lady Bird Lake, located in Downtown Austin. This 416-acre lake is home to the Austin Hike and Bike Trail, Auditorium Shores park, and gorgeous views of the cityscape. The stocked lake is popular for fishing and boating.
Add “climb Mount Bonnell” to your must-do list – the view of Lake Austin and the city from the summit is awe-inspiring. Mount Bonnell is one of the highest points in Austin and is a designated Texas Historic Landmark.
On the south end of Lady Bird Lake, you’ll find Zilker Park, a historic park listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This large park covers 350 acres and hosts large-scale events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Other festivals held in the park include the Zilker Park Fall Jazz Festival, Blues on the Green, and the Zilker Park Kite Festival. Zilker Park also contains Zilker Botanical Gardens, the Barton Springs Pool, concession stands, picnic areas, ball fields, a theater, and several historic sites. The park was built in 1917.
Head toward southeast Austin and enjoy the beauty of McKinney Falls State Park, which in addition to the spectacular waterfall also features “Old Baldy,” one of the state’s oldest bald cypress trees. The 103-foot tree is at least 500 years old. McKinney Falls State Park is popular for camping, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking.
For those who prefer art and culture, Austin is home to some great theaters and museums, including the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the Zilker Hillside Theater, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, the Susanna Dickinson Museum, the University of Texas Performing Arts, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Dougherty Arts Center Theater.
The Austin Convention Center is a LEED Gold certified building that covers 881,400 square feet and has five exhibit halls, two ballrooms, and 54 meeting rooms. The convention center hosts conferences, conventions, expos, and sports events, including the Lonestar Rollergirls.
What to Consider When Moving to Austin:
Austin is one of the most affordable cities in the country, one of the greenest, and one of the friendliest. It is home to the top-rated University of Texas, high-tech industries such as IBM and Texas Instruments, and a diverse population. Austin is the 16th largest city in the US, the second-largest capital city, and it is still growing rapidly. It is beautiful, with natural springs such as Barton Springs Pool and Hamilton Pool, a beautiful swimming grotto surrounded by sheer rock walls.
When you rent an apartment in Austin, you’ll be able to hear music every night of the week – in pubs, clubs, and outdoor spaces. You’ll attend some of the most popular music festivals in the world, or croon to your favorite punk or indie rock song at Karaoke Underground.
When you move to Austin, you’ll enjoy a vibrant downtown filled with boutiques, shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, and more. In the evening, the soft glow from the Moonlight Towers will inspire you. Austin is the only city in the world to still have these towers, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The towers were built in 1894-95.
Austin loves their Longhorns, so get ready for big crowds, tailgating, and parades during football season, when the city glows in burnt orange! The Texas Longhorns play at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, one of the largest sports stadiums in Texas – it seats more than 101,000 fans.
Why Austin Apartments Are Hot:
It is safe, affordable, and wonderfully weird. It is also beautiful, exciting, and busy. Austin is a terrific city set in Texas hill country, with an awe-inspiring landscape that includes the Colorado River and stunning lakes and springs. Downtown Austin is entertaining, historic, and filled with shops, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and more. Music defines Austin – and so does football. You’ll need an orange jersey with those iconic horns – be sure to pack one before moving to your new apartment in Austin.
Austin is filled with terrific neighborhoods, including historic Sixth Street, Congress Avenue, the Warehouse District, the West End/Market District, historic Rainey Street, and the Seaholm District. As you search for Austin apartments, be aware of these unique neighborhoods – the Seaholm District is a former industrial area, filled with warehouses and plants that have been converted into apartments, shops, nightclubs, condos, and more. If you enjoy dining out, the trendy restaurants along Rainey Street will inspire you. And if you love endless music festivals, film festivals, and entertainment, Sixth Street is ideal.
- South Congress
- East Cesar Chavez
- Central East Austin
- South River City
- Old West Austin
- Greater South River City
- Central Austin
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Episcopal Theological Seminary Southwest
- University of Texas at Austin
- Huston-Tillotson College
- Austin Grad School of Theology
- Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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- A diverse music scene with over 200 venues and many festivals.
- The Austin Golf Trail and golfing at more than 50 courses.
- The top-rated University of Texas, home of the Longhorns.
- Attending football games at the DKR Memorial Stadium.
- Walking the 10 miles of hiking trails at beautiful Lady Bird Lake.
- Over 200 parks and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.