- Your Kind of Town!!
is the capital of Texas and the
home of the University of Texas.
It is located on the Colorado River at the edge of the
Texas Hill Country, marked by rugged limestone hills, cliffs,
caves and natural springs. The Austin area has retained
much of the charm and beauty of its original landscape by
preserving areas as parks and greenbelts and providing many
miles of hike and bike trails for all to enjoy.
has a population of roughly one million, and is often voted
as one of the most desirable U.S. cities in which to live.
Austin is culturally and ethnically diverse, with many fine
restaurants and an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities to
choose from year round. Austin is internationally renowned
for its live music scene, being a major center for blues,
country/western, rock-and-roll and other forms of popular music. You
will find more than 50 clubs in town that present live
performances throughout the year. Some parts of the city
actively strive to maintain the charm of the old Southwest, but
the downtown area has a cosmopolitan air with a great variety of
restaurants and many good local breweries.
General - The UT-Austin
homepage provides a link to finding out about Austin - check out Around
Austin. In addition, there are numerous websites that
will help you get the most out of your Austin experience, including Austin
City Connection and Austin
Entertainment - a quick
reference to entertainment options while you are in Austin can be
found on the web at Austin