Austin is nestled among the rolling hills and lakes of Central Texas, the seat of state government, an educational Mecca with a highly rated school system and several area universities including the University of Texas. Austin hosts an entertainment complex that includes the best of live music, the arts and all the fun of the great outdoors.
The metropolitan region of 1.4 million people has a highly trained workforce, renowned quality of life, moderate cost environment and vast experience in technology, manufacturing and research and development.
Austin is a legendary, lively city and a great place to live. The five-county region is known for its Hill Country scenery, historic communities and laid-back lifestyle.
Here's a great link with a summary of: Austin History, Geography, Climate, Demagraphics and more
Austin Community Profile A quick look at regional information, education, recreation & quality of life.
It's hard to be bored in Austin. Here's some ideas for fun and interesting things to do.
- 10 Free Things to do in Austin
- 101 Things to do in Austin
- Downtown Districts
- Area Entertainment Spots
- Bob Bullock State History Museum - The story of Texas
- Capital Cruises - Tour Lake LadyBird. Electric boat fleet
- Renaissance Festival
- The Bats of Austin - Worlds largest urban bat colony
- Golf Courses and Country Clubs
- Austin's Museums, Theaters and Transportation
Austin Roads with Many Names
Have you ever found yourself on a different road without ever making a turn? If you are an Austin resident,
you are no stranger to this phenomenon. Austin is known for “keeping it weird”, and the road names
tend to follow in suit. Austin area roads often posses alternate aliases that describe the local culture
and history of that particular location. When hearing directions from a local verses looking at a map,
Austin can seem like a turned around place. Use this guide to for Central Texas area roads with multiple personalities. Click Here
Austin News and Calendars - Some of our Local area news sources.
Austin .com - Events directory
Austin 360 - Entertainment and events
Texas Lottery Comission - What were the winning numbers?
The Austin Scene - City Search - Reviews and Recommendations
Entertainment - What's Happening: Check out some of these local entertainment venues and the quality acts now playing
- 6th Street Austin's entertainment district
- Austin City Limits
- Esthers Follies Comedy -
- Frank Erwin Center - Major events center
- Graham Central Station - 6 nightclubs under one roof
- South by Southwest - Music and Film Interactive
- The Backyard at Bee Cave Music and Entertainment Venue
- Paramount and State Theater The Paramount Theatre has stood on Congress Avenue in the heart of downtown Austin for nearly 100 years. The site of the Paramount Theatre was once home to Sam Houston’s office and the War Department of the Republic of Texas and later the Avenue Hotel. As Austin’s oldest surviving theatre built in 1915, the Paramount has a long history of entertaining Central Texas audiences.
- UT Performing Arts Center on the University of Texas Austin campus
Zachary Scott Theater Currently celebrating our 77th Season, ZACH Theatre is one of Austin’s most vibrant and innovative performing arts organizations, creating intimate theatre that ignites the imagination, lifts the spirit and engages our community.
Doing Business In Austin
Austin prides itself with it's business friendly enviroment and hosts a number of businesses including IBM, Applied Materials, Advanced Micro Devices, Samsung, 3M, Freescale, Tokyo Electron and others. The State of Texas offers a variety of incentive programs designed to make capital more available for businesses looking to expand or locate in the state, as well as for companies already doing business in Texas.
- Real Estate in Austin -
The local area MLS currently shows approximately 21,046 available properties. This includes Residential, Farm & Ranch, Commercial, Land & Lots. Texas is leading the economic recovery with businesses and people relocating to the area resulting in a very active market. Prices are reasonable and pricing has been affected to some extent with some foreclosures and short sales. To see available properties visit our Property Search Engine Page
The Sedlor Properties Investor Page also contains general informaton about Commercial and Residential investment properties in the area.
The University of Texas
The University of Texas at Austin, the largest institution of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin is a major research university home to more than 50,000 students, 2,900 faculty and 21,000 staff members.
The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people of Texas and the United States. We are a leading provider of education and research with a depth and diversity of resources unmatched by most other public universities. As an enduring symbol of the spirit of Texas—big, ambitious and bold—the university drives economic and social progress in Texas and serves our nation as a leading center of knowledge and creativity.
Click here for: UT web site
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