It’s not every day a city gets described as one of the best nightlife scenes in the U.S. and is also ranked as one of the best cities to raise a family, but Austin has managed to do just that. Austin offers a unique diversity of lifestyles within its boundaries, making the city an option for people in every walk of life.
For the young, active millennial looking to stay healthy and be surrounded by nature, Austin is just the place. Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains 300 parks, 18,714 acres of green space and 227 miles of trails throughout the city, including the popular Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and Zilker Metropolitan Park. If you are looking for an excuse not to do that early-morning jog, you’ll have a hard time finding one if you live in Austin.
On the other hand, if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of city living and can think of nothing more fun than trying out new restaurants, Austin has plenty to offer in that department as well. The Downtown Austin Alliance lists 375 dining options in and around downtown, from our beloved Tex-Mex to Asian cuisine and Spanish tapas, ensuring you will never run out of new places to eat. Downtown Austin also offers some of the best nightlife options around, including over 60 bars on 6th Street alone and more than enough live music to go around.