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Located in central Texas, Austin is the seat of Travis County and the capital city of Texas. Famed for its musicians such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the South by Southwest music and interactive festival has turned Austin into a digital and entertainment powerhouse.

Unlike many major cities, Austin's skyline isn't dominated by skyscrapers. This is largely due to a restriction preserving the view of the state capitol building from various locations. Don't let that fool you, though: Austin is most definitely weird!

Did you know?

  • Austin is one of America's Sunniest cities. The sun shines around 300 days per year.
  • USNews ranked Austin #1 in their 2019 list of Best Places to Live in the United States.
  • Whole Foods first opened in Austin in 1978. Whole Foods is now an Amazon Company!
  • Austin is America's fastest growing city. Over 100 people move to the Austin Metro area every day.

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