So, you’re thinking of moving to Austin, Texas?
This city sparkles throughout the Sun Belt, and was crowned, “The fastest growing city in the U.S.” with a population that has nearly doubled since 1990.
In 2015, the census ranked Austin 11th overall among all U.S Cities, checking in at roughly 915,000 people.
Overwhelmed by the numbers? Not to worry! Despite containing nearly a million people, Austin does not give off the vibe of being overcrowded like other large cities you may have visited. Check it out!
What should I expect to see in Downtown Austin?
Downtown Austin is an economic and cultural catalyst for not only Travis County, but also the entire state of Texas. Here you’ll find large corporate offices, towering residential skyscrapers, as well as an abundant number of restaurants with a vibrant nightlife. The average age for residents’ downtown is about 33, so for many young professionals, this is a fantastic place to settle. The University of Texas, Austin, is meshed with the downtown area ever-so-slightly north, which adds to the diversity of residents and leisure/work options.
How can I plan for an ideal day in Downtown Austin?
Starbucks is an internationally renowned coff- (kidding). There are so many breakfast brunch options it’s hard to choose just one, but The Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill has a great atmosphere and a bold breakfast menu; might I add, that on Sundays, they have a first come, first served, $18.95 a person All-You-Care-To-Eat deal. Come hungry, leave happy! There are multiple retail districts and shopping areas downtown that you don’t normally find out in other neighborhoods. Whether it be chain stores or local mom and pop shops, downtown has a plethora of options when it comes to your frugal options.
For lunch, why not try some Barbecue? I’ve yet to mention that BBQ in the south is incredible, especially at La Barbecue off of E Cesar Chavez. About a mile or two from the city center, La Barbeque will leave you craving for more and is worth the wait (because there probably will be a line).
When evening falls, check out 2nd Street, Rainey Street, Red River and East 6th Street. All of the places mentioned have music, bars, movie theaters, lounges, and gastro-pubs, perfect for hanging out after work or whatever the occasion may be. You will not be short of options when it comes to downtown Austin. Go explore! It’s the 2nd safest big city in the United States; wander a bit and ask around – did I mention that people are really friendly too?
If you need help finding your next home, check out some of the top rental properties within the heart of Downtown Austin below.
Also, in case you're getting tired of renting (most of us are), check out some of these houses for sale around Austin:
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