Austin Metro Area Guide

Renting an apartment in Austin, the capital city of Texas, is sure to be an enlightening and exciting adventure. Named after Stephen F. Austin, this growing city is home to a host of recreational and educational things to do and see.

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Austin is major center of activity for the arts. Residents of Austin apartments have access to just about any type of entertainment they could wish for. Touted as the musical capital of the world, Austin is home to various different music festivals and venues. The famous Austin City Limits television show is filmed here and has inspired the South by Southwest Music Festival. The Enchanted Forest hosts outdoor performances such as fire dancing and circus acts.  Other popular festivals include the Fun Fun Fun Fest and Chaos in Tejas. In addition to these fun filled festivals Austin is also home to Ballet Austin, the Ballet East Dance Company, the Tapestry Dance Company, and the Austin Lyric Opera. Austin is also home to a growing improv comedy scene including the New Movement Theatre and the Salvage Vanguard Theater.

While searching for Austin apartments make sure to take time to visit some of Austin’s many attractions. The Texas Capitol building is a major tourist attraction featuring several events and exhibits. You can explore Texas history at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Local art can be viewed at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture. Other popular museums include: The Texas Memorial Museum, The Blanton Museum of Art, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

After the museums you may want to check out some of the other things to do around Austin and remember to keep an eye out for celebrities. The Second Street District features restaurants, upscale boutiques and museums while the SoCo Shopping district features unique shops and attractions. If nightlife is more typical of your interest Austin’s 6th Street is home to multiple night clubs featuring local performers.

The area outside Austin is another reason to live in Austin. The Texas Hill Country is the home of scenic views and parks that allow for hiking, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor activities. If you like swimming, Austin has a huge selection of public swimming pools including the Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest man made pool in the country and the Barton Springs pool, a spring fed natural swimming pool. Although Austin is the country’s largest city without a professional sports team Austin does feature the University of Texas’ Longhorns, who are successful in both football and baseball. Also, the AHL hockey team the Texas Stars play in nearby Cedar Park. The NBA development team the Austin Toros also call Austin home.

Austin has come to be known nationwide for their funky twists on the typical. Austin apartments also have plenty options to offer to their residents as well. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Austin has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Austin area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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