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When outsiders think about Texas, they often picture cowboy boots, ten-gallon hats, and good, old-fashioned country music. But in reality, it’s so much more than that. This is especially the case in Austin, which is often considered a mecca for everything hip and cool. With diverse neighborhoods, unique residents, and some of the best food in the country, there’s a lot that many people don’t know or get wrong about Austin. 

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Austin: 

1 - It was One of the First Places with a Thriving Food Truck Scene 

We all love food trucks these days, but Austin had one of the first food truck scenes starting in the early 90s. Today, there is almost 2,000 food trucks throughout the city. 

2 - It’s Home to Many

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Local Apps Every Austin Resident Should Know

Austin is such a thriving, vibrant city, with an overwhelming list of exceptional restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Austin residents that have been living in the area their entire life may be able to navigate the city without any issues, but what about anyone that is newer to the city? Even if you have lived here your entire life, do you know all the latest and greatest restaurants in Austin? Do you know the top art galleries and the exhibitions that are currently taking place? Were you aware that your favorite artist was scheduled to perform two months from now? You may or may not be able to answer these questions off the top of your head, but the following Austin apps will put the answers right at your fingertips:

1. Go Austin


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Austin food trends in 2018
Austin is a game-changer when it comes to staying at the top in various industries, but most famously, the Texan city continues to be a key candidate in setting and adopting food trends. For years, the city of Austin has earned its reputation of being a food mecca with one of the healthier populations in the country. Last year was one of the most important years for the grocery industry in history. Let’s see what Austin has on their menu for 2018 food trends.

1. Future Supermarkets

Supermarket trends this year have a deep focus on providing a holistic shopping experience. Everything from quiet stores without PA announcements, to rooftop gardens, and 100% waste- free retailers package-free, are just some of the changes that you’ll hear about in the

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Austin's the best place for Millennials to live

Over the years the millennial generation has acquired a variety of stereotypes, from being lazy to having a sense of entitlement. While not all stereotypes ring true, millennials are determined to satisfy all their needs and are the first generation unwilling to compromise or sacrifice their desired work, live, play lifestyle. This generation has high expectant standards and will not stay in any location long if it doesnt match to their core criteria:

  • Job Growth
  • Affordability
  • Availability of amenities
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Technology Engagement

With Ausint's booming tech industry, thriving environmental for startups and entrepreneurs, outstanding entertainment scene, and the overall high quality of life that residents

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Whether you own a resale or new construction Austin home, there almost certainly are extra steps you can take to make your residence even more eco-friendly than it already is. While the path to a "green house" might be longer for those with older homes — many newly built Austin-area homes were built with green initiatives in mind — almost everyone can benefit from embracing eco living. That being said, figuring out how to start doing so can sometimes be a little overwhelming or intimidating. That's why we've put together this handy checklist for you; so, whether you want to fully reinvent your home for maximum efficiency and minimum impact, or just make a few small changes, you know your options.

Think About Your Water Usage

There are plenty of

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Austin College Grad Banner


College grad with question marksIt's no secret that Austin is popular among young professionals. The rich local culture, amazing property options, and thriving economy all contribute to a city that is ultra-appealing to a crowd that's not quite willing to continue a whirlwind student life but not quite ready to settle in the suburbs — or in the Texas Hill Country. The growing appeal among this crowd is clear to see; in fact, the number of college graduates aged 25 to 34 living in Austin increased by 44 percent between 2000 and 2012.

Since Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, we usually don't have to do much convincing for those who are considering settling here. That being said, if you're a) a recent local college grad who's considering leaving

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2017 Homeowner Resolutions

2017 is well on its way, and while resolutions are already starting to dwindle, your goals for the year don't need to. Rather than setting lofty benchmarks that you dread working toward, make this the year for taking care of your home. Nothing is quite as satisfying as working on and improving the house that you live in, so why not fill this year with mini-objectives that allow you to maintain and improve your home?

We've put together this month-by-month /seasonal guide, starting with maintenance essentials and working up to little luxuries. By 2018, you should have a home that's perfectly kept up, clean, organized, efficient, and beautiful. Ready to get started? Here's your guide to 2017 homeowner resolutions, from now until August.


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Pennybacker Bridge, Austin Texas

If you love small-town living, but dream of prestigious job opportunities at growing firms in the city, you've probably had to think about commuting once or twice. Yet, committing to a commute can be daunting. When you already have to spend eight hours at work each day, having to tack on additional travel time seems like a big downside, but this doesn't have to be the case. Most Greater Austin communities, like Pflugerville, Round Rock, and Elgin are half an hour away from the city center. Half an hour is a short enough span of time to be reasonable, yet long enough that you can use that time to accomplish something.

Here are five ways to have a productive commute to work:

1. Read

If you're taking the train, you can use this time to curl up

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Austin is a truly world-class city, and on the surface it may seem like an expensive one. But the truth is that the city is full of amazing opportunities that won't break the bank. Sure, if you're dining out every evening, paying entry fees to exclusive events, and trying every one of the latest must-sees that seem to pop up weekly, things might get pricey. But it's even easier to enjoy the city on a budget. If you're low on ideas, here are 27 hints that will spark your imagination and motivate you to explore ATX in thrifty and nifty ways.

1) Take a dip at a local pool

2) Find a sparkling swimming hole

3) Go for a city or wilderness hike

4) Explore Austin's free museums

5) Discover art & science synthesis at Art.Science.Gallery.


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Here in Austin, we talk a lot about savory food. From tacos to hot dogs to sushi, our signature food trucks are often the first things that come to mind when we think of local 'must-tries'. But as summer comes into view, what we're often dreaming of is that childhood favorite: ice cream! Whether you grew up eating rich, homemade fare, or you had a favorite parlor, you're probably wondering where you can find ice cream of the same quality today. Well, the scene certainly has changed — the city is now home to a collection of burgeoning artisan ice cream venues, pioneering game-changers that have introduced the city to a roster of innovative new flavors. Want to find out for yourself? Let these 6 spectacular ice cream spots take you back to those hazy summer

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