Austin is rapidly increasing in population due to the amount of businesses relocating here, and for good reason. Austin is one of the coolest cities in Texas and also happens to be the capital of Texas as well. Austin boasts a large University called the University of Texas that draws students from around the world. Texan 26 & 21 Rio residents benefit from living in a lively city. Austin is known for its plethora of music festivals, but it has so much more.
Around 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats roost underneath Congress Bridge. It's a sight to see as dusk hits and you see 1.5 million bats flying from underneath the bridge. Get there early to get a prime viewing spot on the bridge. Another great viewing spot is on Lady Bird Lake on a canoe, kayak or boat.
Austin City Limits is held in Zilker Park every fall over two weekends with both large and small acts. ACL is one of the premier music festivals that's a rite of passage for our residents. As the first weekend of ACL is OU vs. Texas weekend football, most students head to the second weekend. You will see some of your favorite bands, lots of bandanas and people in festival outfits.
Looking to take refuge from the city life and the heat!? Austin has its own oasis that runs through the city called the Barton Creek Greenbelt. It is 7.9 miles long with 809 acres of parkland, hiking and biking trails and many swimming holes. The various swimming holes are a welcome respite from the Texas heat. Lake Travis is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Austin and boasts spectacular views of Hill Country. You can rent a boat or party barge and head down to Devils Cove and link your boat with other boats to make new friends. There is ziplining, delicious restaurants, water obstacle courses and more in one of the most active reservoirs in Texas. Our residents are never bored as Austin boasts events every week and they love big city living.