About Austin

Austin, Texas is a truly unique city known for its legendary music scene, creativity, rich culture, inspiring outdoor settings and so much more. Athletes, techies, foodies, artists and the like enjoy the niche lifestyles that Austin has to offer. From a crisp morning jog along Lady Bird Lake to an evening spent at one of Austin's 250+ live music venues, Austin has something for everyone.

Austin is home to the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas, which is a diverse learning community with students from every state and from more than 100 countries.

Our world-class museums, wonderful ballet, numerous art galleries and local theatres demonstrate the creative soul and spirit of the city, while the miles of greenbelt and opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming showcase the natural beauty of Austin. Eccentric boutiques along South Congress allow for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, while retail destinations like the Domain and Barton Creek Mall proffer staple designer brands.

Austin’s yearly calendar of events draws in hundreds of thousands of tourists - ranging from music lovers who come to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, to more than 20,000 athletes who come in for the Austin Marathon. Tens of thousands of others attend the SXSW Film and Music Festival, the Formula 1 Grand Prix Races, the X Games and the Austin Food + Wine Festival among several other world-famous events.

For more in-depth information on all that Austin has to offer, please visit www.AustinTexas.org.

Austin's Best Attractions and Restaurants

Community Maps and Profiles:

Austin Area Neighborhood Map

Austin Community Profile

Downtown Districts