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Your guide to Bat City.

Welcome to Austin - the city that's not only the state capital of Texas, but a place that has also been dubbed as the live music capital of the world! Located in the eastern edge of the American southwest, this area of the Lone Star State is loaded with parks and lakes, plus lots of opportunity. Come see why everything is bigger in Texas!

Austin, Texas, is, and has been, an up and coming city - and has been growing its population over the past several years. Just behind Phoenix, Arizona, Austin is the second largest U.S. capital, having a population of more than 2 million when you consider both city and suburban areas. This city is considered to be the key center for high tech - and there are a plethora of grads every year who continue to fuel this boom, primarily from programs at the University of Texas at Austin. This is just one of the many reasons why Austin was ranked highly among big cities for jobs. Austin is also home to some of the biggest residential towers in the state - and in fact, some of the tallest residential buildings even west of the Mississippi River. The former Mayor of Austin had set a goal to have 25,000 people living in the downtown area by the end of 2015 - and the city set out to make the area enticing. It offers a wide variety of things to do for residents, including restaurants, museums, and a great nightlife scene. Austin's Lady Bird Lake also provides an outlet for a plethora of water activities - and, because of the temperate year-round climate, residents are able to take advantage. Every year, Austin also hosts a large music, film and interactive festival which encompasses over 100 venues and over 3,000 acts. The area also includes a number of cute shops, cafes, and boutiques that are all within walking distance of the city proper.

What to do in Austin

There is plenty to do when either visiting or living in Austin. You could begin by taking a tour of the State Capitol, or take in the LBJ Presidential Library. If you are more into culture, there is the Blanton Museum of Art. Or, you could spend time simply strolling through the Zilker Botanical Garden. If you are more of an outdoors type, you could spend the day on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. There is also the shorter hike at Mount Bonnell, or a variety of water activities that can be enjoyed at Town Lake. If you are seeking the nightlife scene, there are numerous clubs and bars that are located around town - including a dueling piano bar that can make for a fun time. And of course, you can't leave out the numerous Texas bar-b-que options to quiet your hunger.

How to Get Around in Austin

How to Get Around in Austin Austin offers several options for getting around town. The Capital MetroRail offers service during the week. Commuters and passengers can ride between Leander and downtown Austin, Monday through Friday. And, the service runs from Lakeline to downtown Austin on Saturdays. In addition to the MetroRail line, Austin also has the MetroBus service. This program offers service both within downtown Austin, as well as throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. CapMetro Apps can easily be downloaded on to a smartphone. Due to the year-round warm weather, many commuters enjoy walking and riding bikes to and from work, as well as in general. So, investing in a bike, as well as a good sturdy pair of walking shoes would be well worth it.

What it's like to live in Austin

So, what is it like to live in Austin? Well, as the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. The city of Austin - especially the downtown vicinity - has undergone some revitalization over the past several years. This is due in large part to bring residents into the city to live, work, and play. Because of this, the area offers a nice variety of options in terms of restaurants, cafes, theatres, art galleries, and residential alternatives. As far as activities go, there are many - especially outdoors, given the nice weather climate. Here, you won't find many mountains to climb. But you will discover a lot of lakes to swim in and places to hike and bike. The area is also noted as being a top employer - primarily in the high tech niche. It is also becoming known as a hub for the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, Austin is host to many biotech companies. Some other companies that call Austin home include Whole Foods Market, Golfsmith, Keller Williams Realty, and Sweet Leaf Tea Company. If you are a sports fan, however, you may need to cheer on another team from afar. That's because Austin is the most populous city in the U.S. that doesn't have a major league professional sports team.

Where to find apartments in Austin

There are many places to live in Austin. The downtown area offers a wide variety of apartments, as do the surrounding areas. However, prior to going out and signing on the dotted line for your next lease, it is best to sit down and do a bit of research first. When seeking a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment in Austin, you will usually need to provide both a security deposit, as well as the first month's rent. This will typically need to be accompanied by proof from your employer that you have income in an amount that is more than what you will need for the monthly rent, as well as that your income is stable. Plus, you should have a positive credit history. And, you will also need to have some good credit references. Regarding actually finding the ideal Austin apartment to rent, there are some key criteria that you should consider. For example, you should think about the type of neighborhood that you want to live in. With that in mind, do you want to live near any parks, lakes, public transportation, or your employer? After you have determined your location of choice, there are other factors that you will want to nail down, too. Here, for example, you should decide on the size of the unit that you need (or want), such as the number of bedrooms and baths. Also, what about amenities, such as washer and dryer, on-site workout facilities, garage, and other desired items? Once you have narrowed down your list, it will be easier to find your perfect Austin apartment.

Neighborhoods in Austin


Cherrywood - also referred to as French Place - is a beautiful area that consists of tree-laden streets. This locale is popular with young professionals and students, and you will often see people out jogging, walking, or riding their bikes. One reason for this is because of nearby Patterson Park and Pool, which includes space for swimming, picnics, and tennis, as well as Cherrywood Pocket Park. The area also offers a nice variety of cafes and coffee houses where residents can sit outside and enjoy meals and music year-round.


The Georgetown neighborhood is a mix of young professionals, families, and retirees. There are also many military personnel, as the area is near Fort Hood and the VA hospital. Here you will find rolling terrain, as well as the beautiful Lake Georgetown. Nearby is the Wolf Ranch Town Center, an open-air community mall that offers more than 80 shops and restaurants. You will also find Jim Hogg Park, a wonderful area where residents can camp, boat, hike, swim, and fish.

Walnut Creek / Copperfield

The Walnut Creek and Copperfield neighborhoods are about a 20 minute drive just north of the downtown Austin area. This somewhat suburban area has a mix of residents, which includes young families and single professionals. You will find town homes and apartments that are mixed in with some of the area's beautiful historic homes. Residents have easy access to the nearby Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, which provides biking and walking trails, as well as a pool, sports field, and play area. There is also another nearby nature area, the Copperfield Nature Trail.


In Rosedale you will find an older, but trendy neighborhood. While it is in an urban setting, it is also considered to be a cozy community. This area is ideal for young families, as well as single professionals - and it is perfect for those who enjoy walking, jogging, and bicycling, as it is essentially built around the 5-acre Ramsey Park. There are also a nice variety of eateries and shops nearby as well.


If you are seeking out more of a traditional community atmosphere, then Pflugerville may just be the ideal spot. That is because here, you will typically find kids playing outside and neighborhood gatherings with residents for a "small town" feeling. There are several parks in the area that feature playgrounds, along with the beautiful, 180-acre Lake Pflugerville. Around the lake, you will find a beach area, along with trails for hiking, walking, and biking. Residents here also can enjoy the nearby Hawaiian Falls Water Park, as well as the relatively new shopping center, Stone Hill Town Center.


This area is just minutes from Lake Travis and the Crystal Falls Golf Club. There is also the nearby 1890 Ranch Shopping Center, which features over 80 stores and restaurants for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Round Rock

The Round Rock area draws a nice mix of residents, including young families, professionals, and even some empty nesters. There are lots of nice restaurants in the vicinity, as well as the Round Rock Premium Outlet mall. There is an IKEA store, too, which is a nice draw, as well as many trails for residents to walk, jog, and bike.

University Hills

University Hills, near the downtown Austin area, offers convenient access to many of the city's major thoroughfares. This neighborhood has been a major part of Austin's revitalization program over the past several years, and has transitioned nicely. It offers a diverse hub, and is appealing to young professionals, as well as those with non-traditional lifestyles. There are a variety of restaurants, cafes, and pubs in the area, as well as shopping and nightclubs. If you are an outdoor lover, there is the nearby Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park that offers tennis courts, pool, trails, and areas for picnics. There are also other parks in the vicinity.

Cedar Park

The Cedar Park area is also appealing to those who are young professionals, as well as young families. Here, you will find more than 500 acres of beautiful parkland - including the 90-acre Brushy Creek Lake Park, and the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden. Residents can enjoy access to nearby kayaking, fishing, walking, jogging, and biking - so if you are active, this is an ideal place to be. There is also the Cedar Park Town Center, which offers just about any shopping or restaurant option that you can think of.

North Loop

The North Loop has become an extremely popular area of Austin. This once "so so" locale has also been renovated, and is now coveted by young professionals, students, and families alike. There are a wide variety of shops and restaurants to frequent, including vintage book and music stores. There are also some cool tattoo shops tucked into the mix. Several popular night clubs are open, too, for those who enjoy late night music.


Tarrytown is located just a tad north of Lake Austin. Here you will find some lovely parks and large, mature trees. The area is just a mere three miles from downtown, so if you work in the city, you won't have a long commute. The area offers some nice condo rental and apartment options.


Mueller is located in East Austin. Here you will discover a nice mix of townhouses, lofts, and apartments - all within a walkable community that also includes shopping, neighborhood centers, services, and parks. This was actually the site of the former Austin Airport. As the first homes were completed in 2007, most everything here is relatively new. There are also many walking and hiking trails for residents to enjoy.


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