Austin Area Info
Austin, the capital of Texas, has a diversified economy that combines both government employment and high technology jobs. Some of Austin’s most notable employers include: Dell Computer, Apple Computer, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Motorola and 3M. Must see sights and events to attend while in Austin include: Austin City Limits, Bat watching at Congress Ave. Bridge, Governor’s mansion and the State Capitol, 6th Street, LBJ Library, The University of Texas, Town Lake near Downtown, Barton Springs spring-fed pool and Zilker Park.
The Lake Area is one of Austin’s best-kept secrets. Decades ago, a string of lakes were formed by a series of dams built along the Colorado River. These lakes, known as the Highland Lakes, provide hydro-electricity, flood control, water storage and supply as well as serving as a year round hot spot for water-related activities. The limestone cliffs and shoreline along Lake Travis and Lake Front are the perfect backdrop for boating, fishing and more. Town Lake winding through downtown Austin features a hike and bike trail and is the perfect spot for non-motorized boating.
Numerous private golf courses and several upscale public courses can be found all over Austin, with the largest concentration on Austin’s exclusive Westside and the Lake area.
– Trendy lofts dot the downtown area where residents have easy access to Austin’s business district and nightlife on 6th Street. Town Lake’s hike and bike trail, Zilker Park and The State Capitol are just some of the places to note in this area. Eclectic older homes surround the sprawling UT campus just north of Downtown.
Step back into another time in this area of exquisite estates and older homes, most updated with the latest interior finish-out. The close-in proximity to Downtown makes this area a sought after location.
is the high tech mecca and shopper’s paradise featuring the Arboretum with its mixture of boutiques plus the Dominion, a fabulous new upscale mall. Cat Mountain, Great Hills and Jester Estates are some of the communities in this area that offer residents some of the most breathtaking hill country views in Austin.