Austin continues to bring in the awards and accolades with the U.S. News & World Report's Best Places to Live in the United States. The list ranks the country's largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life. After three years in the number one spot, Austin remains a top runner.
As the centrally located capital city, Austin is deep in the heart of Texas.
The Colorado River attracted settlers in the early 1800's, and in 1839 Austin was chosen to replace Houston as the Republic of Texas' capital. Austin continues to attract as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.
HEART OF TEXAS
Traveling is a wonderful experience, but don't be surprised if you discover Austinites enjoying a staycation! The city is full of recreational areas, and less than an hour away are numerous beautiful, natural getaways. Located at the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, Austin offers easy day trips to Wine Road 290, Fredericksburg, and San Antonio.