What better balance can a city offer than being both the 'Best Place for Business and Careers' and the 'Live Music Capital of the World'? Austin pleases all in rankings ranging from 'Best City for Relocating Families' to 'Best Cities for Singles'. Other assessments consistently recognize the region as among the most inventive, creative, wired, rockin', educated, fit and loved.
Affordable and diverse neighborhoods, from urban lofts to hill country estates
A climate made for outdoor enjoyment and recreation nearly year round
Many professional and amateur sports venues and events
More fine restaurants and clubs per capita than any other U.S. city
A lush environment highlighted by parks, lakes and trails
A creative culture that supports the arts, music and the theater
Year-round festivals and celebrations for people of all ages
Does it seem like the Austin area is too good to be true? If you ask anyone who lives here, they’ll tell you it’s as good as advertised. And it’s all true. You’ll find some of the nation’s highest rated public school districts. You’ll find affordable homes. You’ll find entertainment venues tailor made for the outdoor type and the art lover. It’s home to rock climbers, mountain bikers, rock and rollers, theater lovers, and the cream of the creative class of the country. And no matter where in the world you come from, we’re sure once you experience the Austin area, you’ll want to call it home.
Austin currently has more than 800 churches and synagogues, a Hindu Temple, a Buddhist Temple and a mosque and prides itself on maintaining the atmosphere of a tolerant, diverse and open city. There are three seminaries, the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the Austin Graduate School of Theology as well as excellent religious education opportunities, starting with pre-school. There are more than 3,500 active nonprofits in a community that has a history of creative partnerships between government, nonprofit organizations and local businesses to address important needs of the local population. The Austin Area Interreligious Ministries provides links to many area churches, faith communities, and community service organizations.