The City of Austin, with its rich cultural setting, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, is a vibrant destination that continues to be a Texas hotspot.
Also the Capital of Texas, Austin is the 11th largest city in the United States of America, the 4th largest city in Texas, and the cultural and economic center of the five-county Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. Austin is known for many great attributes, including the University of Texas, and the "Live Music Capital of the World" slogan, a reference to the many musicians and live music venues within the area. The city has also adopted the unofficial slogan "Keep Austin Weird" that speaks to the traditional and proudly eclectic, liberal lifestyles of many Austin residents and a desire to protect small, unique, local businesses from being overrun by large corporations.
Situated on the Colorado River, boating and swimming are a go-to for locals at Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Travis. Austin also offers many other forms of outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, numerous golf courses, and nature preserves. It is also home to a huge range of entertainment, cultural and dining options.
Austin offers real estate for every pleasure from downtown high-rise living to retirement communities; from suburbs in the Western rolling hills on the edge of the Texas Hill Country to the up and coming Eastern neighborhoods, where many newly constructed residences and rehabilitation of older residences are located just minutes from the downtown area.