Austin is one weird city. And Austin Real Estate Agents will say that this is one of its best features. It even became their motto: “Keep Austin Weird”. Yes, you’ll see a lot of T-Shirts, caps and pins with that phrase up there. Chances are there’s a bumper sticker with it on your Austin Real Estate Agent’s car.
Wanna see how weird it is? It’s the capital of Texas (which is one of the most iconic American states) but at the same time, it’s far from being the most famous town in Texas. Houston and Dallas are arguably more recognized, wouldn’t you agree? Maybe even San Antonio! But Austin Real Estate Agents will jump to tell you it ain’t no small town. And they’re right: Austin has a population of over 950,000 people, and it’s the fastest growing large city in the US. The fact that it is the 4th most populous city in Texas is just a reversal of that “big fish in a small pound” notion because Texas is so big and, well… Austin is weird.
Politically, while Texas is possibly *the* red state you think about, Austin is a liberal oasis – the last time the city leaned Republican was in 2000 for former Texas Governor George W. Bush - with a vibrant LGBT community and a whole lot of arts options and productions like three of the most sought-after festivals around: SXSW, Austin City Limits, and the Austin Film Festival. And, although Texas has a big part of its land right on the shores of the Mexican Gulf, you think of land, rather than water, when someone is talking about Texas, right? Well, even though Austin is well inside the mainland, its filled with lakes, rivers and waterways, so you will commonly find Austenites kayaking and having fun with water sports. Weird, right?
Austin Real Estate Agents will also proudly say “Go Longhorns!”, because the city is home to the great University of Texas, with alumni ranging from First Lady Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson, to Farrah Fawcett, Renee Zellweger, Walter Cronkite, Roger Clemens and Kevin Durant, filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Wes Anderson, and many many other notable people from all walks of life. And when it comes to the best school districts in the nation, Austin Real Estate Agents will gloat that the city has options for any taste of education you prefer, with 29 public school districts, 17 charter schools, and 69 private schools. One notable school in the area is the Liberal Arts Academy High School of Austin, Texas (LASA) and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, which are consistently ranked within the top 30 high schools in the USA.
So, you see it’s one of the best cities for singles
; great for young people. And not bad for families either! Don’t hesitate on sending a message to one of our Austin Real Estate Agents! Austin is one great weird city for you to live your life to the fullest!