From the colorful cast of characters strolling Congress Avenue to the burnt-orange sea of University of Texas students, four-star restaurants to authentic tex-mex, the live music capital of the world to the sleeping giant of the Colorado River, high-tech CEO's to struggling musicians, this capital city is simply like no other place in Texas.
Austin is cutting edge and laid-back; politically charged and diverse in opinion; proudly eclectic yet rich in culture; creative and comfortably traditional. Most of all, Austin's where people enjoy living.
Approximately 1.5 million people live in and around Austin. Areas that are profiled on this web site include: Central/Historic District, Downtown, Dripping Springs, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Northwest, Southwest, West, and Westlake.
Each Austin area and neighborhood has its own distinct characteristics, but in some respects they are more similar than different: