Austinites share a sense of pride and determination that makes our quest to be the most livable city in the country not just a slogan but a reality. As Austin approaches its 200th anniversary, our city has become an example of inclusivity, technological advancement, and economic opportunity. It is a place where creativity and diversity are celebrated and community values are recognized.
Our capital city is home to The University of Texas, Circuit of the Americas, SXSW, and a host of nationally renowned festivals and conferences. As the trademarked Live Music Capital of the World®, we pride ourselves on having everything from dance halls to DJs. There’s no shortage of entertainment here.
Whatever your interests are, we have something for you. Come see why so many people call Austin home.
Austin is considered one of the fittest cities in the United States. The city offers not only the standard gym options, but you can also stay fit while enjoying the great outdoors, too. You can easily trade in the bustle of the city for miles of greenery and hiking. If you prefer a mix of both, Lady Bird Lake has running and biking trails that course through downtown. Paddle boarding, canoeing, rowing, and swimming are also centrally located activities. Throughout the year, Austin hosts 5K runs, marathons, and a variety of other running events for every level of fitness. Learn more about great places to be fit in Austin here.
You can find a number of family-friendly attractions in Austin. With 228 sunny days per year and an average temperature of 69°F, experiences and outings are limitless. Check out the 25 best things to do with kids in Austin. We know that pets are family, too, and as a pet friendly city you will have no shortage of places to make memories with your little (or not so little) buddy.
We start them young here. Education takes priority starting with preschool and continuing throughout the years that follow. Austin offers an array of educational institutions, including several Blue Ribbon Schools. The Austin Chamber of Commerce has compiled a comprehensive list of Austin and surrounding area schools for more information about local campuses.
There is an assortment of things to do here, and along with being the Live Music Capital of the World ®, there’s no shortage of arts, entertainment, food, and outdoors. Find out what all the buzz is about on Visit Austin.
Austin is known for its food trucks, Tex-Mex, and BBQ, but these days you can find much more to sink your teeth into around town. With a growing population comes added cultures and cuisine. So, the food scene is continuously adding fresh, new places to dine with more flavors to choose from than just the usual Texas staples. From tacos to Asian Fusion, there are plenty of places to please everyone’s palette.