Austin, Texas

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Live Music Capital of the World

Austin is located in Central Texas. Austin is also pretty far South compared to other cities in the US; 225 miles from the Mexican border to be exact. San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas are all within 200 miles of Austin. Austin is also three and a half hours from the coast to either Galveston Island near Houston or the Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi, and don’t forget South Padre Island a few hours further south.

Austin is truly a city with heart and soul. It brims with both southern tradition and quirky eccentricity. The area is well known for the annual South by Southwest Festival – also known as South by or SXSW – or maybe you’ve heard of ACL? Another well-known festival with great food and great music. The area is politically charged and culturally rich. It’s a high-tech big city, meets college town, meets the laid-back beauty of the Texas Hill Country. (Be sure to check out our Festivals page so you’ll know what’s happening here.)

Many companies either call Austin home or are relocating to the Lone Star State. Companies like Telsa and Oracle are two of the latest to announce a move or expansion into the area. That comes on the heels of Apple building a new $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus north of Austin. (The campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022.) According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, you’ll also see companies like AMD, Charles Schwab, Cirrus Logic, Dell (of course), Facebook, VRBO, and Whole Foods here to name a few.

All business aside, Austin is a city far from ordinary, it’s the kind of place where you can check your worries at the city limits sign, trade-in your business attire for something a bit more casual and prepare for experiences you’ll find only in Austin. (Check out a few hundred things to do here on our Travis County Relocation Rec Page.)

Real Estate Market Data

The data used in these reports come from the Texas REALTOR® Data Relevance Project, a partnership among Texas REALTORS® and local REALTOR® associations throughout the state. Analysis provided through a research agreement with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

2022 Q4 Austin Market Statistics

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Leading the Nation

Austin leads the nation in the number of folks moving to the area vs. the number of folks leaving. The city ranks #1 with a ratio of 1.53 people moving here for every one person going. The only other cities in the US with a ranking higher than one are Phoenix (1.48), Nashville (1.48), Tampa Bay (1.47), and Jacksonville (1.46).

WSJ Report

Top 25 Austin Area Employers

Ranked by number of Austin area W-2 employees as of July 2019

Company • Employees
H-E-B • 13,901
Dell Technologies • 13,000
St. David’s HealthCare • 10,665
Ascension Seton • 10,513
Wal-Mart Stores • 7,350
Apple • 7,000
Amazon • 6,600
IBM • 6000
NXP Semiconductors • 4,000
Home Depot • 3,600
Samsung Austin Semiconductor • 3,600
Accenture PLC • 3,400
AT&T • 2,800
Baylor Scott & White Health • 2,724
Charles Schwab & Co • 2,700
Keller Williams Realty International • 2,609
Oracle • 2,500
Whole Foods Market • 2,455
General Motors IT Innovation Center • 2,230
National Instruments • 2,216
AMD • 2,200
Applied Materials • 2,028
Indeed • 2,000
Visa • 1,955
Austin Regional Clinic PA • 1,912

Economic Development Organizations

Austin Chamber of Commerce
535 E 5th ST, Austin, TX 78701
512.478.9383 •

Austin Technology Incubator
2815 San Gabriel ST, Austin, TX 78705
512.305.0000 • https://ati.utexas.eduMap

Better Business Bureau
1005 La Posada DR, Austin, TX 70752
512.445.2911 •

BIGAustin – Business Investment Growth
2407 IH-35 N, STE 200, Austin, TX 78723
512.928.8010 • https://www.bigaustin.orgMap

City of Austin Small Business Development Program
4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy #110, Austin, TX 78704
512.974.7786 •

State of Texas

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
111 E 17th St, Austin, TX 78774
512.463.4600 • https://comptroller.texas.govMap

Texas Economic Development & Tourism
(Office of the Governor)
221 E 11th ST, 4th Floor, Austin, TX 78701
512.936.0100 •

Texas Secretary of State
1019 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
512.463.5555 • https://www.sos.state.tx.usMap

Texas Workforce Commission
Workforce Solutions Career Center
101 E 15th St, Austin, TX 78778
512.463.2222 • https://www.twc.state.tx.usMap

City Organizations

City of Austin Texas Web Page

Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau
111 Congress AVE, STE 700, Austin, TX 78701
512.474.5171 • • Map

Austin Visitor’s Center
602 E 4th ST, Austin, TX 78701
512.478.0098 • https://www.austintexas.orgMap

City Facts

Area Codes: 512 & 737
Founded: 1839 as the Town of Waterloo
Population: 964,254
Total City Area: 271.8 Square Miles
County: Travis
Mayor: Steve Adler

Important Numbers

512.494.9400 Austin Energy • Website

512.494.9400 Austin Energy • Website

Natural Gas:
800.700.2443 Texas Gas Service • Website

512.494.9400 Austin Resource Recovery • Website

800.288.2020 AT&T/DirecTV •
855.885.7714 Spectrum •
844.363.4237 Google Fiber • Website
855.707.2579 Dish Network •
512.257.1077 Western Broadband •

Police (Non-Emergency)

Fire (Non-Emergency)


Higher Education

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University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, Texas 78705
512.471.3434 •

Austin Community College District

5930 Middle Fiskville RD, Austin, Texas 78752
512.223.7000 •

Texas State University

601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
512.245.2111 •

St. Edward’s University
3001 S Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704
512.448.8400 •

Concordia University of Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, Texas 78726
512.313.3000 •

Southwestern University
1001 E University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas 78626
512.863.6511 •

Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon Street, Austin, 78702
512.505.3006 •

The Art Institute of Austin
101 W Louis Henna Blvd, Austin, Texas 78728
512.691.1707 •

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E 27th St, Austin, Texas 78705
512.404.4800 •

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
4701 Westgate BLVD, Austin, Texas 78745
512.454.1188 •

Public Schools

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School Comparisons / Ratings

Austin ISD •
Great Schools •
Niche •
Texas Education Agency •
US News and World Report •

Registration Requirements for Public Schools

• A copy of the student’s birth certificate
• Proof of residency (lease/contract, current utility bill
• The student’s Social Security card
• Immunization record or affidavit of conscience exemption
• Most recent report card and standardized test results
• Withdrawal papers from your child’s previous school
• A photo identification of parent/guardian
• Legal paperwork (divorce decrees, etc.)

School Districts

Austin ISD
List of Schools and Comparisons

Del Valle ISD

Eanes ISD

Lago Vista ISD

Lake Travis ISD

Manor ISD

Pflugerville ISD

Healthcare and Community Services

See our link to Travis County Relocation Information for Healthcare and Community Services.

Senior Services

See our link to Travis County Relocation Information for Senior Services.

Arts, Sports, and Recreation

Can be found on our related blog post under Travis County.


Can be found on our related blog post under Travis County.


Austin Parks Foundation

200 S Lamar BLVD, Austin, TX 78704
512.477.1566 • https://austinparks.orgMap

Austin Parks & Recreation

200 S Lamar BLVD, Austin, TX 78704
512.974.6700 •

Interactive Map…

Off-Leash Areas

Parks Directory

Park Passes

Picnic Sites


Recreation / Resource Centers

Trail Directory

Central Parks

Auditorium Shores at Town Lake (Ladybird Lake)
900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 • Map

Butler Metropolitan Park
1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 • Map

Ellers (Deep Eddy) Park
401 Deep Eddy Ave, Austin, TX 78703 • Map

Pease District Park
1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703 • Map

Shoal Creek Greenbelt
2600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 • Map

Waller Creek Greenbelt
703 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 • Map

Northeast Parks

Bartholomew District Park
5201 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723

Boggy Creek Greenbelt
1114 Nile St, Austin, TX 78702

Buttermilk Branch Greenbelt
7501 Bethune Ave, Austin, TX 78752

Colony Park
7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin, TX 78724

JJ Seabrook Greenbelt
Austin, TX 78723

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

Walter E Long Metropolitan Park
6620 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78724

Northwest Parks

Balcones District Park
12017 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78759

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park
7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757

Brushy Creek Greenbelt
Brushy Creek Regional Trail, Austin, TX 78717
512.401.5000 • Map

Bull Creek District Park
6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731

Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park
614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733

Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
3800 Mt Bonnell Rd, Austin, TX 78731

Emma Long Metropolitan Park
1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730

Mayfield Park and Preserve
3505 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

North Cat Mountain Greenbelt
6704 Cat Creek Trail, Austin, TX 78731

Steck Valley Greenbelt
8403 Adirondack Trail, Austin, TX 78759

St. Edwards Greenbelt
7301 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve
7810 Sterling Dr, Austin, TX 78759
512.974.6797 • Map

Wells Creek Greenbelt
13120 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78727

Southeast Parks

Country Club Creek Greenbelt
3109 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78741

Roy G Guerrero Colorado River Park
400 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

Dove Springs District Park
5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Mabel Davis District Park
3427 Parker Ln, Austin, TX 78741

Marble Creek Greenbelt
6605 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78744

McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

Onion Creek Metropolitan Park
8652 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 78744

Southwest Parks

Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve
1200 St Edwards Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Circle C Ranch on Slaughter Creek
6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739

Dick Nichols District Park
8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749

Gaines Creek Greenbelt
TX-1 Loop, Austin, TX 78735

Garrison District Park
6001 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
Website • Map

Hielscher Tract Greenbelt
6801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

Latta Branch Greenbelt
7910 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749

Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park
907 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78748

Red Bud Isle
3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746

Slaughter Creek Greenbelt @ Bauerle Ranch Park
2715 Lynnbrook Dr, Austin, TX 78748

Stephenson Preserve
7501 Longview Rd, Austin, TX 78745

West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt
1200 S 6th St, Austin, TX 78704

Williamson Creek Greenbelt

Zilker Metropolitan Park
2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Austin LGBTQ+ Community

The City of Austin is nationally recognized for being a great place to live because of its robust job market and awesome quality of life.  Austin also receives high marks for its diversity and inclusiveness towards the LGBTQ community.

Farmers Market

Barton Creek Farmers Market
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
512.280.1976 • https://bartoncreekfarmersmarket.orgMap

Gateway Farmers Market by Farmer George
9607 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
956.286.7775 • https://www.farmergeorge.marketMap

Pflugerville Pfarmers’ Market
901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660
512.990.6350 •

SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown
422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
512.236.0074 •

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley
3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745
512.220.1134 •

Soco Select Farmers & Makers Market
1511 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller
4209 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722
512.953.7959 •

812 Outdoor Market
8714 FM812, Austin, TX 78719
512.243.9625 • https://www.812market.comMap


The Austin Winery
440 E St Elmo Rd A1, Austin, TX 78745
512.326.1445 • https://www.theaustinwinery.comMap

Austin Custom Winery
5207 Brodie Ln Suite 130, Sunset Valley, TX 78745
512.394.0600 • https://www.austincustomwinerytx.comMap

Fall Creek Vineyards Corporate Office
1402 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701
512.476.4477 • https://fcv.comMap

The Infinite Monkey Theorem
702 Shady Ln, Austin, TX 78702
512.956.7757 • https://theinfinitemonkeytheorem.comMap

Meridian Hive
8120 Exchange Dr Suite 400, Austin, TX 78754
877.632.3915 • https://www.meridianhive.comMap

Texas Fine Wine
512.587.5879 •

Water 2 Wine
3300 W Anderson Ln #304, Austin, TX 78757
512.465.9463 •

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