Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas and home to the University of Texas, the annual music and culture festival South by South West, and the stage of the public television concert series Austin City Limits. The city was founded in 1839 on the banks of the Colorado River, and boasts a population of over 900,000 residents. Purchasing a home in Austin is a popular choice, and one that can be made all that much easier by using the tools and information available at Homes.com.
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Austin is the second largest state capital in the United States, and as such, it has much more to offer in terms of entertainment, recreation, and employment opportunity than just about all other state capitals. The city has long been known as the cultural hub of the Lone Star State, and in addition to the cultural highlights mentioned above, boasts a thriving Mexican American Cultural Center, a strong live theater scene, and a wide variety of museums including the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, and a museum housed in the home of and dedicated to nineteenth century wordsmith O. Henry. Locating the Austin home you wish to purchase may take you to any one of several unique neighborhoods in the city. Barton Hills and Travis Heights are known for the eco-friendliness of their residents, while Old West Austin and Hancock are known for their sophistication, and Bouldin Creek and Clarksville are known for the city's trademark eccentricity. The climate in this metropolitan area is known as humid and subtropical, which means that your new home should be easy to deck out with a lavish garden, which would be all but impossible to nurture in a more northern city. And if you're looking for attractions and entertainment other than the city's world-renowned music scene, you're in luck. Austin boasts a top-tier college football program. Add to that the city's miles and miles of bike-able and walk-able greenways, the award-winning public pools (some of which are spring-fed), and popular nearby lakes, and you have a winning recipe for recreation near your new home in Austin.
With its attractive combination of arts, culture, neighborhood charm, and consistently high-ranked livability, Austin is truly a great place to purchase your next home. And, if you're not quite prepared to take on the purchase a home in the city, ForRent.com has everything you need when you're on the hunt for apartments in Austin.