The quality of life in Austin is legendary. Our unique city is an amazing environment to raise and educate your kids and become deeply involved in your community.
Austin is a horizon-expanding city offering outstanding educational opportunities from early childhood through advanced doctoral studies and touted by Fortune magazine as one of the country's top five intellectual capitals. Perhaps the acclaim results from Austin's seven area institutions of higher education, including the state's flagship university, The University of Texas at Austin. Or perhaps it is because the last census revealed that 84 percent of Austin adults have a high school diploma, 37 percent have earned a bachelor's degree and 12 percent have earned graduate degrees. Austin enjoys a well-deserved national reputation for educational excellence.
Austin is a city of diverse neighborhoods where families can find a match for their own personal lifestyle. Is walking to a neighborhood coffee shop a priority? Or is it important to find a dog-friendly park nearby? Is your main concern a local elementary school that your kids can walk to? Or looking for established historic charm? Austin neighborhoods are as unique as the city itself. You can find a neighborhood in Austin to fit any taste or personality.
Many relocating to the Austin area, choose to live in one of the many surrounding communities that offer a quality, affordable lifestyle just a stone’s throw away from the city center. Two of the fastest growing cities in the area, Round Rock and Pflugerville, offer close proximity to new employment centers as well as newly built homes. The city of San Marcos is a charming community with a river winding its way through small streets and a historic university. Another option is Georgetown, which is quickly transforming from a quiet county seat to a bustling hot spot. With the creation of the Sun City Georgetown retirement community, steady growth has given way to an out-and-out boom.
Austin’s concentration of state-of-the-art medical facilities such as Dell Children’s Hospital, The Seton Family of Hospitals, and St. David’s HealthCare System gives residents throughout Central Texas the absolute best in health care.
As one of the fastest growing areas in Texas, the medical needs of the community are continually evolving, with new facilities and world-renowned physicians and health care providers being added as needs are identified.
At the same time, more and more quality health care providers and managed care companies are moving their businesses to Austin, attracted by the area’s growing population of residents.