As the state capital, and home of the University of Texas, Austin has a
politically charged and culturally rich environment. With everything from live music on Sixth Street to nature trails preserved within the heart of the city,
Austin has something for everyone.
Known for its charm and casual atmosphere, learn more about why
thousands of people love to call Austin home.
Nestled in the heart of the hill country among the rolling hills and lakes of central Texas, yet close to all the major Texas hubs, you're bound to find what you're looking for in Austin. The seat of state Government, an education Mecca with seven area Universities and an entertainment complex that includes the best of live music, the arts, and all the fun of the great outdoors. Whether you prefer the quiet life of the hill country or you want to be in the middle of everything, there is an Austin apartment that is sure to suite your lifestyle.
Austin has the small town feel with all the conveniences of a large metropolis. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities, with the Austin Metro area being the 38th largest region nationally, and Austin ranking as the 16th largest city. The 90's saw a 47% growth in population, from 680,899 in 1990 to 1.4 million in 2003 and has been averaging a 3% growth annually since 2000. With the population steadily growing, there are a variety of apartments to fit a variety of unique tastes and lifestyles. From the traditional, to the eclectic, you can be sure you will never have to settle.
Austin has one of the best nightlife scenes of any major city in Texas or elsewhere. Whether its live music, dancing, or pubs with friends, you can choose to be minutes from downtown or have downtown right outside your front door. Austin is home to some of the best live music venues in the nation with Austin originals such as Stubb's, where great performers like Willie Nelson frequent, or Antone's that hosts some of the greatest local acts like Bob Schneider and Trish Murphy. In addition, Austin is also home to some of the industries best film and music festivals such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival, that are at home in the heart of downtown.
With a temperate climate, and approximately 300 days of sunshine annually, Austin offers a multitude of outdoor and recreational activities that are minutes from anywhere in the city. The climate provides perfect golfing weather for much of the year. Zilker Park, located in the heart of the city, is where any true Austinite can be found on a beautiful day jogging around the lake, kayaking down the Colorado River or swimming in Barton Springs, the cities most famous swimming hole. Town Lake is the perfect place for a stroll or a jog with 10 miles of trails. You can also enjoy the long, hot summers in a boat out on Lake Travis or sipping a margarita over looking a gorgeous Texas sunset on the lake at the Hula Hut, a popular summer destination.
Every year thousands from all over the world come to participate in Lance Armstrong's Ride for the Roses. No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned, six time Tour De France Champion, the rolling hill country provides some of the best cycling terrain in the world.
In addition, Austin is home to some of the greatest sports teams including the 2005 Rose Bowl Champions, the Texas Longhorns. No matter your sports interests Austin truly has something for everyone. Whether it be football, basketball, baseball or hockey there is always something to keep even the biggest sports fanatic happy. You can spend the fall watching the Longhorns go for the National Championship, the winter enjoying hockey with the Austin Ice Bats, and then spring on into the summer with the Round Rock Express Baseball Team and the Wranglers, Austin's arena football team. No matter where you choose an apartment in Austin you are never far from all the sports action.
Austin also hosts highly rated elementary and secondary schools. Nine of the major public school systems, representing 78% of the areas total enrollment, have been included in Expansion Management Magazine's annual education quality ratings of nearly 2,800 school districts nationwide. Both Eanes and Round Rock school districts are rated "gold medal", the magazines highest cost-performance category. Austin Independent School District, the largest district in the region, was awarded the "blue ribbon" rating, the magazines second highest category. With awarding public and private schools, as well as the University of Texas, one of the top universities in the nation, Austin provides superior educational opportunities distinct to the area.
Austin boasts a strong high-tech presence, with employment in this industry representing almost 20% of non-agricultural employment. However, there are several strong industries present in the Austin area. Among the major employers in the Austin area are AISD, Dell, Federal and State government, IBM, Seton Healthcare Network, St. David's Healthcare Partnership, Freescale Semiconductor, and UT-Austin. No matter the profession, there are a range of choices of apartments in Austin that will fit your budget and lifestyle. Let All in One Apartment Locating assist you in finding the perfect Austin apartment!