Austin

30.2672° N, 97.7431° W

Welcome to Austin

A vibrant cultural scene and a thriving tech hub surrounded by natural beauty
 
Austin, the capital of Texas, is a vibrant city known for its live music, excellent food, outdoor activities, and thriving tech industry. It's a city that effortlessly blends urban sophistication with the laid-back atmosphere of the Texas Hill Country. From the bustling streets of downtown to the tranquil shores of Lady Bird Lake, Austin offers an eclectic mix of experiences that cater to a wide range of tastes and interests.
 
The city's landscape is dotted with green spaces, iconic landmarks, and a dynamic skyline. Austin's community is diverse, with a strong sense of pride in its cultural and historical heritage. This inclusivity and diversity are reflected in the city's many festivals, events, and everyday life, making it a welcoming place for everyone.
 

What to Love

  • Live music and a vibrant cultural scene
  • Diverse food options, from food trucks to fine dining
  • Outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Thriving tech industry and dynamic job market
  • Warm climate and friendly community

Local Lifestyle

Living in Austin means immersing yourself in a community that values creativity, innovation, and leisure. Residents enjoy a high quality of life with access to numerous parks, hiking and biking trails, and water activities on the city’s lakes and rivers. The local lifestyle is a blend of active outdoor pursuits and the enjoyment of Austin's rich cultural offerings, from live music nights to art exhibitions and film festivals. Austinites are known for their friendly demeanor, making it easy for newcomers to feel at home.
 

History & Heritage

Austin, TX, founded in 1839, quickly grew from a small village to the bustling state capital by the late 1800s. Its strategic location along the Colorado River and designation as the state capital fueled early development. The neighborhood’s development can be traced back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the arrival of the railroad further boosting growth. The area saw a mix of residential, commercial, and governmental buildings, laying the foundation for its diverse and dynamic community. Many historic homes and buildings from this era still stand, showcasing the architectural styles of the time and preserving the city's rich history.
 
Austin's heritage is deeply rooted in its cultural and musical legacy, often dubbed the "Live Music Capital of the World." This moniker is a testament to its vibrant music scene, which has flourished since the early 1900s with genres ranging from blues and jazz to country and rock. The neighborhood’s cultural fabric is woven with landmarks like the Texas State Capitol, the University of Texas at Austin, and numerous music venues that have hosted legendary performances. This blend of history, culture, and innovation has shaped Austin into a unique and cherished community, celebrated for its creative spirit and historical significance.
 

Dining and Shopping

Austin's dining scene is as diverse as its population, offering everything from world-renowned barbecue to international cuisines. Highly-rated restaurants like Franklin Barbecue have put Austin on the map for food enthusiasts, while innovative establishments like Uchi have made it a destination for sophisticated diners. The city's food trucks are a culinary adventure in themselves, serving up a variety of dishes that reflect Austin's eclectic taste.
 
Shopping in Austin ranges from luxury boutiques at The Domain to unique vintage shops along South Congress Avenue. The city's shopping districts offer a blend of high-end brands, local artisan stores, and everything in between, ensuring that residents and visitors alike can find something to suit their style and budget
 

Things to Do

Austin is packed with activities and attractions for all interests. Nature lovers can explore the city’s many parks and greenbelts, such as Zilker Metropolitan Park, home to the Barton Springs Pool, or take a hike up to Mount Bonnell for panoramic views of the city. For those interested in history and culture, the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum offer insights into the state’s rich heritage.
 
The city’s calendar is filled with festivals and events, including the famous South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits Music Festival, showcasing the city's love for music, film, and technology. These events provide entertainment, foster a sense of community, and bring together people from all walks of life.
 

Arts & Culture

Austin, TX, is renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, boasting a rich array of local galleries, theaters, and cultural institutions. The city is home to the Blanton Museum of Art, which features an extensive collection of European paintings, contemporary American and Latin American art. For contemporary art enthusiasts, the Contemporary Austin offers dynamic exhibitions and outdoor installations across two locations. The city also hosts numerous galleries, such as the Mexic-Arte Museum, which highlights Mexican and Latin American art, and Women & Their Work, focusing on contemporary art created by women.
 
The city's theater scene is equally impressive, with institutions like the historic Paramount Theatre, which hosts a variety of performances from classic films to live concerts. The Zach Theatre is another key player, providing a space for innovative and diverse theatrical productions. Austin's cultural institutions extend to music, with iconic venues like the Moody Theater, home to the acclaimed live music show Austin City Limits, and countless smaller venues that nurture the local music scene. Festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits Music Festival further cement Austin's reputation as a cultural hub, drawing artists and audiences from around the world.
 

Public Services

Austin, TX, offers a robust array of public services to its residents, ensuring access to essential amenities and community resources. The Austin Public Library system is extensive, featuring the flagship Central Library, a modern facility with a rooftop garden, an art gallery, and numerous digital resources. There are also multiple branch libraries scattered throughout the city, providing books, educational programs, and community events.
 
The United States Postal Service operates several post offices in Austin, facilitating mail and package services for residents and businesses. In addition to these, the city boasts numerous community centers, such as the Austin Recreation Center and the Dove Springs Recreation Center, which offer recreational activities, fitness programs, and spaces for community gatherings. These centers often host classes, workshops, and events, fostering a sense of community and engagement among residents.
 

Real Estate in Austin, TX

 

Overview for Austin, TX

944,658 people live in Austin, where the median age is 33.9 and the average individual income is $48,550. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

944,658

Total Population

33.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,550

Average individual Income

Around Austin, TX

There's plenty to do around Austin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
88
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
48
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mission Burger, Taqueria Fenix, and Camino Alamo BBQ.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.03 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.36 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.94 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.42 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.78 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Austin, TX

Austin has 404,121 households, with an average household size of 2.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Austin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 944,658 people call Austin home. The population density is 2,952.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

944,658

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.9

Median Age

50.93 / 49.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
404,121

Total Households

2.28

Average Household Size

$48,550

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Austin, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Austin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Clayton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Bear Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
4/5
Grandview Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
River Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Parmer Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Kathy Caraway Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Patsy Sommer Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
St Dominic Savio Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Summitt Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vandegrift High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
John B Connally High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Anderson Mill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Spicewood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Hyde Park High School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Harmony School Of Science - Austin
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Davis Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Wilhelmina Delco Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Forest North Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Laurel Mountain Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Holy Family Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Austin International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Williams Community School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Premier H S Of North Austin
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Harmony School Of Endeavor Austin
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Four Points Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Purple Sage Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Pond Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Canyon Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Abacus School Of Austin
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Hope Children's Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Wayside Real Learning Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Wayside Sci-Technical Middle And High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Harmony School Of Excellence - Austin
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
No rating available
The Excel Center For Adults - South Austin
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Newton Collins Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Wayside Eden Park Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Wayside Altamira Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Tnc Campus (Texas Neurorehabilitation Center)
PUBLIC
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Langford Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Rodriguez Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Del Valle Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Austin Children's Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Excel Center For Adults Ayw
PUBLIC
9th - 11th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 9th
4/5
Cunningham Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Pleasant Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Palm Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
2/5
Harmony School Of Innovation - Austin
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
KIPP Austin Beacon Prep
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Williams Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Uphaus Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Idea Rundberg Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Harmony Science Academy - Austin
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Graham Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Gullett Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Reilly Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Guerrero Thompson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Padron Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Graduation Prep Academy Navarro
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Copperfield Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Paragon Preparatory Inc
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
Girls' School Of Austin
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Austin Jewish Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Andrew's Episcopal School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Texas Preparatory School - Austin Campus
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Cedars International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Texas School For The Blind
PUBLIC
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Austin Achieve Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
Magnolia Montessori For All
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Anderson High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Andrews Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Barrington Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Brentwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Bryker Woods Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Maplewood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Murchison Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Ridgetop Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Travis County Day School
PUBLIC
8th - 11th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Bridge Point Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kirby Hall School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
St Louis Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Capitol School Of Austin
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Ahb Community School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 7th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Idea Rundberg College Preparatory
PUBLIC
6th - 10th
4/5
Idea Parmer Park College Preparatory
PUBLIC
6th - 6th
No rating available
Idea Parmer Park Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5