The City of Austin is an inviting, exciting place to live. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is the Texas state capital and is located in Travis County. Nearly 700,000 people call this vibrant city home and it’s not hard to see why. Situated on the Colorado River, this city has both natural beauty and modern amusements and conveniences. The Capital Metro Transit provides easy inner-city access and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport supplies transportation to anywhere you want to go. Bus and train stations are also easily found. The city of Austin takes pride in its educational facilities and students from all over the world attend the University of Texas at Austin, Concordia University Austin, Houston-Tillotson College, St. Edward’s University, and Austin Community College.
Austin’s thriving economy is thanks in part to these institutions as well as local attractions like the Austin Zoo, historical sites such as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, and annual festivals such as the “Austin City Limits” Music Festival each September. An impressive selection of culinary delights from all over the world is available for dining in Austin. Theaters, sporting events, outdoor recreation facilities, libraries, generous shopping opportunities and of course a hopping nightlife featuring music of all kinds can be found in this energetic city. Having direct access to all this action while living in a peaceful green neighborhood means life in East Austin is having your cake and eating it too.
Residents of Austin are known as “Austinites” and include a diverse mix of university professors, students, recent immigrants, politicians, musicians, state employees, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, a large gay community and hipsters. The city is home to development centers for many technology corporations and in the high-tech 1990s adopted the nickname “Silicon Hills”. However, the current official slogan promotes Austin as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, a reference to the many musicians and live music venues within the area. In recent years, many Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird”; this refers partly to the eclectic and liberal lifestyle of many Austin residents but is also the slogan for a campaign to preserve smaller local businesses. Long ago, Austin also became known as the city of the “Violet Crown” for the wintertime violet glow of color across the hills just after sunset. Even today, many Austin businesses use the term “violet crown” in their name.
Just east of I-35 and only minutes from downtown, East Austin boasts a quality of Texas life befitting single professionals, families, students and senior citizens alike. A desirable year-round climate, thriving Texas economy, affordable real estate market listings, Austin home choices, and low traffic congestion make Travis County an ideal place to reside.
East Austin’s city parks, preserves, boating, and fishing lakes, as well as biking and running trails, are all easily accessible in and around neighborhoods like Riverside and French Place. Travis County residents are entertained by museums, dining, shopping, fitness and sporting facilities, along with the famous Austin music venues. Zoos and amusement parks are open year-round. Festivals, parades and other seasonal events keep a community feeling alive in the presence of urban conveniences.
Demographic Statistics of 78723
|no. of households||10,696|
|no. of family households||6,258|
|average family size||3.74|
|median household income||$37,833|
|average household income||$49,378|
|total crime index||160|
|average January low temperature||40 F|
|average July High Temperature||95 F|
|Rain Fall – Annual||33.65″|
|air pollution index||81|