It’s easy to see why Austin, TX – the live music capital of the world – is billed as one of the top 10 US cities cities to live.The area has much to offer outside of the music scene, whether you’re seeking out one of the many beer gardens or food trucks or just a fantastic view.
There’s some similarities to downtown Portland here, outside one major exception — 228 days of sunshine annually. But the vibrant downtown scene in Austin offers an unrivaled place to gather for anyone around their 30’s. The young adult population creates a genuine vitality.
There’s no shortage of antique shops or art displays in downtown Austin. If you’ve got some money to burn you can even take home a variety of unique items like handmade jewelry or smoked craft beer infused BBQ sauce. Worth mentioning here that Austin clearly knows their BBQ.
As you might imagine, the younger demographic in Austin has spurred the craft beer scene quite a bit. Locals say it won’t be long before they start making a splash on the national stage.