When you think of Austin, what comes to mind? Do you visualize flat,
dusty prairies speckled with tumbleweed, horses and oil wells populated
by cowboys and armadillos? Well…are you in for a big surprise!
Austin continues to be ranked at the "top" of the list when it
comes to the most desirable places to live in the U.S. The tall trees,
rolling hills and many lakes provide a beautiful backdrop for Austin's
historical architecture, skyscrapers and campus-like complexes. A
booming economy and reputation as one of the hottest technology centers
in the world have earned Austin the nickname of "Silicon Hills."
Technology and service related companies are not the only industries
finding their home here in the Hill Country. Austin continues to attract
companies in telecommunications, manufacturing, entertainment and
biosciences. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce is a great place
to explore the dynamic industries and opportunities found in the Austin
Work is not all Austinites focus on after hours; quality of life is highly
valued. There is something for everyone in this city. Outdoor activities
can be enjoyed year round. Educational opportunities are available
at one of the many universities and colleges including The University
of Texas at Austin. If you fancy sports, check out the Ice Bats Hockey
team, Round Rock Express Baseball or one of many college sporting
events. A more cultural evening might include catching a performance
at the ballet, symphony or some live music on Sixth Street. Check
out City Guide for the latest events and restaurant reviews.