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What You Need to Know Before Moving to Austin

In my opinion, Austin is the best city in Texas; it is a vibrant and cultured city and is brilliant for families, young couples, and high-powered business people. If you’re thinking about moving to Austin, then these are the things you are going to want to know.

Culture

Austin excels when it comes to culture. It’s a Democrat city amongst a whole state of Republicans and so when it comes down to art and culture; Austin is the best in Texas. Of all the art buzzing around Texas, the most noticeable is the amount of live music that excretes from every bar every night. This isn’t an exaggeration; there is literally live music to be found every single night. It’s a safe city, so is the perfect for a night out on the town or just a few beers after work.

As well as live music, the city is a hub for artists and creative types of all creeds. The museum scene may be somewhat lacking, but breath-taking art is constantly being created here in Austin.

Capitol Hill park in Austin TexasReal Estate

Austin has a great mix of affordable housing and luxury pads fit for celebrities. There’s the lovely Circle C real estate market that is known as a ranch with many homes, ranging in price, as well as its own golf course, which is a massive sway for young golfers. If you want to live amongst the hipsters and hippies in a leftist utopia then the East and South sides of the city are where you want to be. If, however you’d rather be amongst the Lexus and Porsche drivers, then stick to the West side. Then again, you could just stay Downtown where all the bars and nightlife is.

Industry

Aside from the obvious bars, cinemas, and culture, the main industry in Austin is technology. Many of the biggest companies in the world have a home in Austin, including:

  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Dell
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • PayPal

They’re just the tip of the iceberg. If you are an aspiring your entrepreneur looking for a start or an established tech-head looking for a more fulfilling job, then Austin has the opportunities for you.

Nature

Austin has some incredible parks for you to enjoy and because the sun is always shining, there’s never a bad day to be had. It’s like an in-land LA, with people in flip flops and shorts sunning themselves on the grass. The spring is a particularly beautiful time to come to the city. When spring hits the city explodes with colors and seems barely able to contain the beauty of the flowers, from the Indian Paintbrushes to the Black Eyed Susans. It’s been described as a living, breathing Monet painting in the past.

Have I convinced you that Austin is the best city in the world? Probably not, but if I haven’t convinced you that it’s the best city in Texas, than I have failed and will have to go live in Houston – or … shudder … Dallas – as punishment.