Choosing the right place to move to can be hard. Luckily, that’s not because there’s a lack of appealing cities in the USA. On the contrary, there are so many great places in the United States that picking just one can be very tricky. Choosing, for example, between the cultural diversity of New Orleans, the musical history of Detroit, and the various advantages that other US cities offer may seem like an impossible task for some people. Today, we’re here to further increase the sweet pains of choosing the right city for you. Austin, the capital of Texas, is another splendid place to live in. What are the benefits of moving to Austin?
#01 Moving to Austin will allow you to enjoy its great economy
First of all, the residents of Austin can enjoy the low cost of living in this city. That’s not surprising, as Austin’s economy has been steadily rising since 2008. This has brought various advantages in terms of its residents’ financial security. For example, rent is cheap. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Austin is about 1068 dollars a month! On the other hand, home investors will be pleased to learn that homes in Austin have a high value. What’s more, there’s no income tax in Texas!
Unemployment is steadily decreasing, the pay is high and living expenses are low. For example, you can get a great meal in high-quality restaurants for only 12 dollars. Also, a gym membership costs about 40 dollars. What’s more, Austin is one of the best places to start a company in the US. And for a good reason. Austin is home to companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook, and there are over 5,400 startups there. Maybe your startup can be one of them?
#02 The residents of Austin are very kind and friendly
The people in Austin are great. There are not many cities in the USA with more (or even equally) friendly residents. The people are so nice that almost anyone will make friends quickly and easily. And the statistics prove that as well. Austin is among the cities with the lowest rate of violent crimes committed in the United States. It is one of the best cities for raising a family, as well as one of the favorite towns for retirees.
And if you belong to a specific ethnic group and you’re afraid that you might be the victim of race crimes, we’ve got some good news for you. Namely, there are no minorities in Austin! The demographics in Austin is so diverse that there are no demographic or ethnic groups that belong to the majority in this city. On the contrary, all such groups are equal!
#03 There are a lot of fun activities that will keep you healthy in Austin
Austin can be great for your health as well. Its citizens and officials have gone to great lengths in order to make Austin a very green city. What’s more, there are also a lot of amenities in this city that will keep you healthy. There are more than 250 gyms in Austin, 220 parks, lots of running and biking trails… In fact, Austin is one of the best bike-friendly places in all of the USA. Not only are its biking trails plentiful, but they are also extremely well-kept.
You can also indulge in plenty of fun water activities to be had on Austin’s lakes. If you’re in the mood for some kayaking, paddle or maybe wakeboarding, you’ll have a great time after moving to Austin. It can be hard to cope with moving stress, it is true. However, enjoying Austin’s parks, lakes, and trails is one of the ways to deal with stress much more easily. And to top it all off, Austin is also a very energy-efficient city.
#04 The food is excellent
The people who have tried the food in Austin believe that Austin’s excellent cuisine is both one of its biggest advantages and one of its largest disadvantages. Namely, the food there is so good that people find it very hard to stop eating! Tex-Mex cuisine is simply amazing, as well as all the barbecue food. Luckily, we’ve already mentioned that there are a lot of opportunities for preserving your health in Austin. After one finally manages to stop eating, there are plenty of high-quality amenities in Austin where weight can be lost.
However, even the people who are currently keeping an eye on their line should definitely visit the Truck by Truckwest festival. That is an annual food truck festival held in Austin where you can try some astounding food. Let your line suffer and burn the calories later – it’s worth it! On a more serious note, we must say that it is very important to exercise and eat healthy when moving, so maybe you should avoid Austin’s incredibly tasty, but essentially unhealthy food until you’ve settled down after moving to Austin.
#05 Austin also offers a plethora of great museums
Out of a myriad of great museums in Austin, we’ll only mention a few:
- The Contemporary Austin project offers two different locations where one can observe various different exhibitions. The first location is the Jones Center. While the JC is set in a historic building, it mostly showcases contemporary art (as the name of the project implies). The name of the other location is Laguna Gloria. This location offers its visitors a chance to perceive art in a unique way, through nature and history.
- The Blanton Museum of Art is Austin’s primary art location. This museum has not strictly specialized in any art-branches. From Ancient Greek art to more modern styles such as the abstract expressionism – you name it, Blanton Museum has it! There are about 18,000 pieces in their collection, and every year there are temporary exhibitions, guaranteeing that you’ll discover something new each time you visit.
- Finally, after moving to Austin, Texas you’ll probably want to get acquainted with its history, especially if you’re into western movies and cowboys and Indians. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will let you do just that. This is a kid-friendly museum that deals both with the relatively well-known aspects of the history of Texas, as well as with less-known aspects such as the influence that all-black units have had in Texas after the Civil War.