They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Austin makes the case for it with big business, big culture, and its big, beautiful skyline. It’s not hard to see why it’s the fastest-growing of the largest 50 cities in the U.S. — from its thriving tech community to its mouthwatering breakfast tacos as well as events like Austin City Limits, there’s no place like it.

Austin values economic development, supporting small business and quirky local culture. Austinites are cultured and adventurous enough to be at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture one day and hiking Mount Bonnell at sunrise the next.

After the Texas sun sets, Austin comes alive — in addition to incomparable live music, Austinites can watch the nightly departure of Mexican free-tailed bats from underneath Congress Bridge, catch a University of Texas at Austin Longhorns game, or take the family to a show at the historic Paramount Theater.


The Austin lifestyle is about enjoying the outdoors and all that nature has to offer, from spending time with friends or loved ones picnicking at a park to biking around a lake. It’s about relaxing and listening to some of the best live music in the world. It’s about unique and delicious foods that can’t be found anywhere else. Austin isn’t just a place to live, it’s a place where you can truly get the most out of life, no matter what your interests are.

Austin is a City for Families
Eating and Drinking in Austin
Staying Active in Austin


Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” so checking out a live performance at one of the hundreds of live music venues is an absolute must. Austin also features amazing outdoor activities such as swimming in the natural limestone grotto at the Hamilton Pool Preserve or the Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. There are over 250 miles of bike lanes for riding enthusiasts and plenty of hiking trails as well. If you’re a “foodie,” it’s a necessity that you try some world-famous BBQ or Tex-Mex from either a local restaurant or food truck.

Going for the Touchdown with Austin Sports
Keeping Austin’s Traditions Weird
Austin, Live Music World Capital


Nicknamed “Silicon Hills,” Austin is home to a wide variety of thriving technology industries, an ever-increasing job market, and is rated as one of the top areas for venture capital investments in the entire country. Austin is also home to the University of Texas at Austin, which employs tens of thousands of people alone. With job growth on the rise and an unemployment rate that is far below the national average, it’s no wonder that the Austin economy is booming like never before.

Big Support for Small Business in Austin
Job Growth in Austin
Austin’s Tech Economy