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Thinking of Moving to Austin? Here are the 4 Best Reasons

Moving to Austin

Nearly 150 people move to Austin, Texas, every day, making it the fastest-growing area in the U.S., factoring in neighboring Georgetown and Round Rock. In fact, the city doubled its population between 2000 and 2010, much to the dismay of locals who have treasured this hippie haven for decades. It’s no surprise people are flocking to Austin – here are just four of the many reasons why.
Austin-ites Care
Austin has more charitable organizations per capita than any other large city in the entire Southwest region of the United States. In Austin, civil rights, environmental preservation, and the arts have long been treasured and protected. Even Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler is living up to his promise to end veteran homelessness, something that has plagued the city for quite some time. People in Austin care about their city and those who dwell within it, and make everyone in the world feel welcome to join them.
Nature is Everywhere
Part of the reason many residents are so involved in taking care of Austin is because there is so much green space to take care of. The greenbelts provide an oasis on hot days for families, friends, and their dogs to take a dip, have a picnic, and float downstream, as well as hike along the banks. When Zilker Park is not taken over by crowds during Austin City Limits Festival and other large events, it is packed with crowds of soccer players, kite-flyers, hammocks, and hula-hoopers. Keep Austin Beautiful empowers citizens to protect these beloved areas by organizing large cleanups and distributing supplies for residents to pick up trash.
Austin is also one of the greenest cities in the United States in terms of environmental impact. The EPA recently rated the city as one of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for energy usage, a ranking that demonstrates Austin’s commitment to remaining as green as possible. Recently, Austin has been rated one of the country’s top ten “cleantech” cities. Its renewable resources like geothermal heat, wind power, and solar energy combine with a commitment by local government, businesses, and residents to work toward energy efficiency.
Small Town Feel
With an abundance of street art, local fashion and jewelry designers, art galleries, and studio walks, Austin is a community that values art and working together. In fact, Austin was ranked the number one place in the U.S. to start a business by CNBC in 2016. Though nearly every chain imaginable is available, Austin runs on small businesses, meaning it’s possible to eat, shop, and explore for months before stopping by a chain store or restaurant. Food, fitness, and clothing brands join forces most weekends with ample flea markets, farmer’s markets, and pop-ups to attend.
Live Music Every Night
Austin has a wide range of live music every night to pick from. The Saxon Pub and Continental Club are spots to catch Austin-famous acts, ACL Live at The Moody Theater and the Paramount Theater are perfect for upscale nights or older crowds who value sitting down, and Antone’s and the Elephant Room feature blues and jazz acts. Younger crowds are often seen checking out Emo’s, Empire Control Room, and Vulcan Gas Company for up-and-coming and established electronic, hip-hop, and rock acts.
Austin is a great place to call home, and if you decide that it’s right for you, Today Movers can help get you (and all your stuff) there!