Texas’s the Fastest Growing City
Texas’s Fastest Growing City
Austin, Texas was voted one of the best cities to live in the U.S. With its unique music festivals, cultural institutions, affordable living options and bustling nightlife, it’s not hard to see why.
Metro Population – 1,889,094
Median Age – 33.6
Unemployment Rate – 3.2%
Average Annual Salary – $49,560
Median Home Price – $262,182
Average Monthly Rent – $1,044
Summers can be quite warm, reaching the mid-90s, however, the metro area experiences mild weather throughout most of the year with little rain and no snowfall in winter.
Winter – 50.6°F
Spring – 67.2°F
Summer – 82.7°F
Fall – 68.4°F
Winter – 2.4 in.
Spring – 2.7 in.
Summer – 4.4 in.
Fall – 4.0 in.
Notorious for its traffic congestion, Austin makes up for it with the highest speed limit in the western hemisphere, allowing drivers to travel up to 85 mph on State Highway 130. Capital Metro operates 50 bus routes, an airport and a 32-mile rail line.
Austin features the best in natural landscape features, lakes and man-made swimming areas throughout the city and surrounding area. Many of them are secluded and nestled in nature, providing an intimate, relaxing setting. Notable features include:
Hamilton Pool swimming grotto
Barton Springs Pool oasis
Lady Bird Lake
Hippie Hollow clothing-optional swimming spot
Austin culture melds the best in traditional and non-traditional, bringing some of the biggest names in music and film to the city, while celebrating the uniqueness of its own residents as well. Notable events and cultural fixtures include:
Free concerts in Zilker Park
Unique shops and bars on South Congress and Sixth Street
Authentic Tex-Mex cuisine
UT Longhorn football games
Authentic Cajun cuisine and craft beer establishments
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Inner-city and rural walking, biking and hiking trails