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Austin TX Regional Information
Central Texas is a metropolitan region of 1.4 million people with an amazing mix of commerce and creativity that’s unlike any other in the country. It consistently ranks at the top of lists for “best place to live,” “best place to work” and “best place to relocate” year after year. Read More...
Austin TX Education
With its many area universities and colleges, its award-winning public and private schools and its penchant for churning out some of the smartest people on the planet, Austin might seem a little daunting when it comes to figuring out where you or your children are going to fit into this buzzing hive of learning.
The latest U.S. Census found that nearly 40% of Austin area residents age 25 and over hold a bachelor’s degree, well over the national average of 27.5%. The University of Texas and seven other public and private universities and colleges in the metropolitan area boast a combined enrollment of over 127,000, providing an ample supply of well-educated workers to area employers.
Highly rated elementary & secondary schools contribute to both quality of life and the beginnings of exceptional labor pools to come. Austin area households enjoy diverse options in education, including 29 public school districts, 17 charter schools, and 69 private schools. The University of Texas and seven other public and private universities and colleges with a combined enrollment of over 118,000 provide an ample supply of well-educated workers to area employers. Within 200 miles of Austin, an additional 67 four-year colleges and universities enroll over 360,000 students. Nearly 40% of Austin area residents age 25 and over hold a bachelor's degree.
Austin TX Recreation
Austin is a creative community filled with designers, painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians and artists of all kinds. Austin has more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation. Today, our city hosts nearly 200 venues and is home to thousands of musicians. Which means you can catch a show any day of the week, at almost any time.
In addition to the venues, Austin hosts many nationally recognized annual events including the three day ACL fest in Zilker Park featuring eight stages and 130 bands and South by Southwest which showcases the best independent film, music and interactive technologies from around the world.
Austin has its own professional symphony, ballet, and opera companies, dozens of theaters, dance companies, vocal ensembles & orchestras producing events year-round. Art museums, galleries galore and beautiful gardens replete with sculptures.
Thanks to incomparable cuisine, diverse local artists, and eclectic shopping, Austin is known as one of the most unique destinations in the country. Newcomers will find one-of-a-kind shopping finds in downtown Austin with an eclectic array of shops and boutiques. Or visit Austin's second downtown. That’s what many are calling The Domain and its 304-acre thoughtfully planned community that’s setting new standards in urban development. The Domain brings the best of Austin to one single, urban location and offers impeccable restaurants and luxury shops.
A big part of Austin's culture is the great outdoors. With Hill Country vistas outside the city and Lady Bird Lake in the center of town, Austin has miles of hike and bike trails, more than 200 parks and around 300 days of sunshine each year. We're host to the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon, with more than 11,000 participating runners from around the country. And Austin was recently named the nation's No. 1 golf destination by CNN.com.
Many Austinites enjoy playing a variety of sports, but others like to watch. The area has numerous opportunities to join the crowds as a spectator of exciting local sporting events. The University of Texas and the Big 12 Conference offer collegiate sports with nationally ranked programs in football, basketball, baseball, swimming, track and field, volleyball and more.
The Austin Ice Bats, a CHL professional hockey team named after the world-famous free-tailed bats that live under Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge, play at the Travis County Exposition and Heritage Center.
The Austin Wranglers, the Arena Football League’s 19th franchise, kicked off their Inaugural Season in February of 2004. The team plays home games at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center on The University of Texas campus.
Austin TX Quality of Life
Year after year the Austin area gets top marks for its quality of life. We’re an eclectic city that supports innovative industries, A-list film productions, budding entrepreneurs and important academic pursuits. We’re the country’s 15th largest city but still offer all the positive attributes of a smaller town, from low crime rates to affordable housing to outstanding schools. And it all happens within a setting of lush green hills, cool natural springs and hundreds of miles of hike and bike trails. The low cost of living is another advantage. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the median home price in Austin was $176,000 in 2009, while the national median was $180,000. Furthermore, Central Texans enjoy some of the lowest state and local taxes in the nation, ranking 47th among the 50 states in taxes paid per $1,000 of personal income. What better balance can a city offer than being both the 'Best Place for Business and Careers' and the 'Live Music Capital of the World'? Austin pleases all in rankings ranging from 'Best City for Relocating Families' to 'Best Cities for Singles'. Feel free to view current Austin accolades and awards, as well as those we have received over the past few years.
Austin TX Business Overview
Austin is defined by stunning growth, lower business and living costs and a well educated youthful population. Austin possesses an infrastructure that is ready to support local businesses. We have the telecommunication, transportation, electric and water capacities to support major industry and offer a favorable tax environment for business. More than 18 companies have moved offices or headquarters to Austin in 2010 putting the city on track for record-breaking relocation.
Austin hosts a highly educated, bilingual, multi-tiered workforce, a robust technology, and transportation infrastructure and a passion for success. Our population offers skill sets that range from high-end technology design, development, and marketing to back-office operations that help customers with everything from banking services to video game advice. Show Less...