Centrally located Austin is the capitol of Texas and seat of Travis County. It is the fourth largest city in Texas and was named the Number 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine (2006). Austin's official slogan is “The Live Music Capital of the World,” which is fitting since it has more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city. A few nationally known celebrities originating in Austin include Willie Nelson, Lance Armstrong, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Kevin Costner.
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Austin is home to The University of Texas at Austin which is one of the largest universities in the country. Other institutions of higher learning include Austin Community College, Concordia University, St. Edward's University, ITT Technical Institute, Huston-Tillotson College and Austin Business College. The Austin Independent School District serves most of the city. Other districts, include Round Rock Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District, Leander Independent School District, Manor Independent School District, Del Valle Independent School District, Lake Travis Independent School District, and Eanes Independent School District.
Austin is a great city for outdoor activities. Barton Springs Pool, the nations largest natural swimming pool in an urban area, and Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest man made swimming pool in Texas, are popular places to cool off. The city has a an abundance of trails designated for walking, jogging and cycling. One of Austins larger festivals is the Austin City Limits Music Festival. This annual event takes place over a three day period, featuring art and music. Around 65,000 people a day visit this well known event. Other attractions include the Austin Museum of Art (823 Congress Avenue) and the Texas Memorial Museum (2400 Trinity St. University of Texas at Austin Campus).
Economic vitality goes to youthful metros bizjournals - May 12, 2008 by G. Scott Thomas
Youthful spirit and economic vitality go hand in hand. Communities with large concentrations of young adults are more likely to prosper, according to a new bizjournals study.
The correlation is driven home by the study's comparison of metropolitan areas that skew young or old.
-- The young markets have been experiencing population growth of 2.1 percent per year since 2000. That's seven times the growth rate of 0.3 percent for the old markets.
-- The annual rate of job growth is 1.9 percent in the young metros compared to 0.4 percent in their older counterparts.
-- Personal income is climbing at a median pace of 3.4 percent per year in the young markets. The corresponding figure is 2.8 percent on the old side.
It's clear that having a high percentage of young adults can be an indicator of economic success. It tells marketers where to concentrate their efforts, entrepreneurs where to start businesses, and college graduates where to look for work.
Austin: Twenty-nine percent of Austin's residents are between the ages of 18 and 34. That's the heaviest concentration of young adults in any major metro.
"College-educated young people are looking for greater control over where they live," concluded a 2006 study by The Segmentation Co., a national research firm that surveyed 1,000 adults between the ages of 25 and 34. All of these respondents held college degrees and had lived in at least two communities since leaving school.