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Austin, TX

Capital Building from South Congress (Austin, TX)

Austin is a great city that we love!!  I even started a new blog category called ‘Things I Love in Austin‘. This is why we live here and why we are starting a new church here.  But don’t just take my word for it. Check out what the contributors at Wikipedia have to say about Austin.

“Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. Situated in Central Texas, Austin is the fourth-largest city in Texas (behind Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas respectively) and the 16th largest in the United States. According to the latest release by the Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2006 Austin had a population of 709,893[2]. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area that has a population of more than 1.5 million, and is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S.

Austin was selected as the #2 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2006, and the “Greenest City in America” by MSN (“Greenest” referring to a commitment to sustainable living). [3][4]

Residents of Austin are known as “Austinites,” and include a mix of university professors, students, politicians, lobbyists, musicians, state employees, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and white-collar workers. The city is home to enough large sites of major technology corporations to have earned it the nickname “Silicon Hills.” Austin’s official slogan promotes the city as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, a reference to its status as home to many musicians and music venues.[1] In recent years, many Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird“; this refers partly to the eclectic and progressive lifestyle of many Austin residents, but is also the slogan for a campaign to preserve smaller local businesses and resist excessive commercialization.” Source: Wikipedia

Austin Neighborhoods Near Us
South Austin Guide – Austin Chronicle

South First Guide – Austin Chronicle

South Lamar Guide – Austin Chronicle

South Congress (SoCo) Guide – Austin Chronicle

Barton Hills Neighborhood – Small Planet

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood – Small Planet

South Congress Neighborhood – Small Planet

Travis Heights Neighborhood (South River City) – Small Planet

Downtown Area – Small Planet

Clarksville/West End – Small Planet

Austin Hike & Bike Trails – Small Planet

Zilker Park – Small Planet

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