Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin is one of the fastest growing Cities in America. Nicknamed “Silicon Hills” due to the large number of tech companies in the area, but Austin is more than just business. It has an appealing culture, acres of parkland, miles of running tracks, bike trails, good food and warm and welcoming locals.
Austin is a massive influence when it comes to gaming, a reputation in gaming development matched by only a handful of locations around the world. Striking a balance between smaller independent studios and bigger studios like Blizzard, BioWare and EA. Much of modern video game design has a claim in Austin. If you have to choose skills or traits for your character, you can trace this back to the Ultima series, created by gaming guru, Richard Garriott. Ultima Online was the first successful MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) and is still a popular choice today.
Austin really does have something for everyone. Whether you want to be in the thick of it with restaurants, bars and fancy condos, or whether you still want the benefits of Downtown living with more green spaces and better access to the stunning scenery. You are never too far away from popular biking, hiking and swimming spots and with all round great weather you’re sure to make the most of outside living. Head North for a day trip to Texas Hill Country for historic towns, laid back lifestyle and over twenty vineyards. Austin- Bergstorm International Airport has over 350 daily flights, with non-stop services to 70 domestic and international destinations.
Austin is often referred to as one of America’s safest places cities. With low crime rates, affordable properties, good schools and mother nature’s finest on your doorstep, it is a great place to raise a family. Private schools are far more reasonable than other big cities and many of Austin’s public schools are considered excellent. Austin has a very child friendly eco-system teaming with sports clubs, educational classes, outdoor activities and an array of restaurants catering to children.
Austin’s annual Classic Game Fest is a celebration of all things retro in gaming and video game culture. The Legend of Zelda, MegaMan, NBA Jam, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat and 64 Super Mario Kart have all featured at previous events. Known to attract thousands of gamers looking for a trip down memory lane.