Really LIVE in Austin! Ride singletrack in the morning, eat a Mexico City-grade corn tamale for lunch, take a cool dip in Barton Springs, and then actually go out at night and catch the latest indie flicks and bands downtown or at the South by Southwest (SXSW) or Austin City Limits (ACL) festivals.
The Texas capital is unbeatable! Austin has incredible diversity, and not just in the terrain that goes from rolling green hills, lush forests, and clear lakes to the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, but in its culture, as well.
"There's no place that combines so much culture and so much outdoor activity," says Hill Abell, owner of Austin's Bicycle Sport Shop.
Moving here is a popular thing to do these days; the city is one of the fastest growing in the United States, but so far, Austin isn't crammed or financially out of reach. The cost of living is lower than it is in nearly every other comparably sized metro area in the nation, jobs are plentiful (especially in high tech and education), and homes are affordable.
Come and live the good life in the heart of Texas!