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Austin is a vibrant, lively city, with a distinct, creative culture. The University of Texas, Austin, is right near the heart of downtown, and as a result, the city is full of young families, and college-age young men and women. College sports are a big deal here in Austin, so buy your Longhorns apparel at your nearest team store and you’ll fit right in!

Named the capital of Texas in 1839, the beautiful Texas State Capitol Building adds to the beauty of the Downtown Austin area. It was the fastest growing city in America in 2014, and continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in America today. It has developed in to a tech hub; Google, Apple Inc, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung Group, and many more all hold offices here in the city.

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and the city is full to the brim with its live music venues. Folk music and rock are the premiere genres in the city, however there is a wide range of genres available, including jazz, pop, blues, rnb, and much more.

You will also enjoy the food and coffee scene in Austin. The city is known for its food trucks, with food ranging from Mexican to Greek, from Chinese to Thai, and it also holds claim to the best BBQ and Tex-Mex in Texas. The coffee scene in Austin is fast growing, and there are plenty of coffee shops to keep the coffee-connoisseurs satisfied. Starbucks is available for everybody else!

Austin is a fit and healthy city! If you like a late afternoon run followed by a quick stop at the salad bar in Whole Foods, you will love it here. There is an abundance of natural lakes, parks, and cycling trails, and plenty of health food stores available.

For a few specifics of how to enjoy the city, we recommend you check out Barton Springs Pool, Lady Bird Lake, the Texas State Capitol Building, the Baylor Street Art Wall, go watch a Texas Longhorns football game, wait for 2.5 hours for BBQ at Franklin’s, grab a donut at a Gourdough’s food truck, and you won’t have trouble finding a place to enjoy some live music; trust us!

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