Life in Austin

With a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and internationally renowned music, film and art scene, it’s no surprise that Austin has been named the best place to live in the United States. Texas’ sunny capital city, nicknamed the Live Music Capital of the World, has built a strong, bustling economy making strides in the technology, engineering and health care industries.

The cultural hub boasts more than 250 music venues and hosts an esteemed lineup of yearly festivals and events, including Austin City Limits and SXSW. Besides a serious love for BBQ and breakfast tacos, the foodie destination constantly cooks up a variety of new veggie and cross-cultural delights.

Year-round sunshine and numerous parks make Austin the ideal outdoor fitness destination. From strolling the shimmering shores of Lady Bird Lake to taking a dip in the cool waters of Barton Springs Pool, there’s never a dull moment.

Learn more about Austin’s endless unique offerings and must-see destinations.

Why Austin?

#1 Best Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2017)
#1 Fastest-Growing City (Forbes, 2016)
#1 City for STEM Job Growth (RCLCO, 2017)
#2 Fastest-Growing Economy (Forbes, 2017)
#3 City Creating the Most Tech Jobs (Forbes, 2017)
#7 Biggest Tech Hub (Forbes, 2017)
#10 Friendliest City (Travel and Leisure, 2016)