Why do so many smart, creative and successful people and companies call Austin home? It’s more than a great place to work and do business. On top of our thriving economy, we offer unmatched quality of life – for all kinds of people. That unique and engaging Austin character is built on a solid foundation. We’re a community that offers reasonably priced housing, a safe environment, solid schools, healthy and charming neighborhoods, and big-city amenities at a small-town pace. It’s no wonder so many people come to Austin “temporarily” and end up staying.
The reasons abound: Central Texas boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere without the big-city hassle, reasonable cost of living, gorgeous scenery and friendly people. Austin gets high marks for its quality of life. No wonder many consider Austin the Number One destination both for relocating families and relocating singles. It’s also a mecca for creative, talented people pursuing challenging careers, and our diverse business community prizes entrepreneurial drive and innovative thinking. Indeed, people – an educated, highly skilled workforce – are the greatest strength that Austin has to offer. The Austin region has earned a reputation as one of the best places to live in the nation. We were recently ranked #1 Best Place to Live for the second year in a row by US News & World Report.
Benefits of Living in Austin
– Affordable and diverse neighborhoods, from urban lofts to hill country estates.
– A great climate made for outdoor enjoyment and recreation nearly year round.
– Many professional and amateur sports venues.
– More fine restaurants & clubs per capita than any other city.
– A lush environment highlighted by parks, lakes & trails.
– A creative culture that supports the arts, music & theater.
– Year-round festivals and celebrations
In Texas, aggregate costs for real estate, energy, wages, and taxes are below most states in the country. Texas features no personal or corporate income tax, and overall the state has one of the lowest state and local tax burdens in the nation, ranking 41st among the 50 states in taxes paid per $1000 of personal income. Compared to other major business centers, Austin is well known for offering affordable living. Over 1,900 bands and performing artists call the Austin area home, performing in hundreds of venues throughout the city. Your visit won’t be complete without at least a stroll down the famed Sixth Street where almost 200 musical acts appear every night of the week. Austin’s temperate climate offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, and camping, and water sports of all kinds on the area’s lakes and rivers. You’ll find numerous award-winning golf courses to choose from, as well as serene botanical gardens and nature preserves where you can enjoy the local flora and fauna. As the state capital, Austin has a rich cultural heritage, and history buffs won’t want to miss the State Capitol building, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the vast Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. With award-winning resorts, museums and cultural venues, our city will entice with enough attractions to make you immediately begin planning your return trip.
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