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  • 3 Great Reasons to move to Austin, Texas

  • Austin, Texas

    If you are thinking about relocating to Austin, Texas, you are certainly on the right track. Dubbed the Live Music Capital of the world, Austin has a lot to offer: from amazing museums, to burgeoning shopping and entertainment districts, to diverse recreational opportunities. It boasts a ton of greenspace, many cyclist-friendly neighborhoods, great golf courses, motorsports and tons of opportunities to enjoy arts. Let’s take a closer look.

    Music Scene

    If you enjoy live entertainment, a move to Austin is for you. With over 250 live music venues, from concert halls and auditoriums, to restaurants, bars, coffee houses, public transport stations and grocery stores – live music is everywhere. Austin also hosts nationally renowned music festivals – Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, Urban Music Festival, as well as many other events.

    Outdoor fun

    If you are planning on a move to Austin for its warm weather, you’ll find a ton of outdoor recreation opportunities. Austin is one of the most fit cities in the United States. It boasts over 300 days of sunshine and makes it easy to spend time outdoors. You can cycle, canoe, paddle-board, kayak, hike, walk or run without leaving the metro area. The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake is right in the center of Austin and offers gorgeous scenery in every season. Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring water pool, stays at a constant temperature year-round and is a perfect place to cool off in the summer.

    If you are a golf lover moving to Austin, you probably already know that GOLF Magazine named Austin “The Best Golf City in America.” Complete with America’s premier golf destinations, many of them designer golf courses, Austin will offer enough golfing opportunities to keep you entertained for years to come.

    If you are an avid cyclist relocating to the Austin area, you are guaranteed to love it! Forbes Traveler rated Austin, Texas among the best bicycling cities in the United States and Bicycling Magazine put it in the top 20 most bike-friendly cities in the country. Austin also hosts a triathlon and a cycling championship.

    City Fun

    Whether you are moving to Austin on your own or with a family, the city offers endless opportunities to keep you and your little ones entertained.

    Looking for wild encounters and great kids’ outdoor experiences? Visit the Austin Zoo, the Austin Aquarium, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Flat Creek Crossing Ranch and Hamilton Pool Preserve.

    Interested in History? Austin has so many museums to offer to so many diverse audiences, from cultural heritage museums, to history museums, to art museums. Explore the French Legation Museum, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin History Center, Austin Toy Museum, Texas Memorial Museum, Texas Military Forces Museum, Texas Museum of Science & Technology, Texas Music Museum, just to name a few.

    Austin, Texas visual and performing arts scene is also top notch, with several art museums and galleries, theaters, ballet and outdoor performances throughout the city.

    Austin is also home to many unique attractions, like Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides, Austin Duck Adventures, Puzzleroom Austin, The Escape Game Austin, Austin Panic Room, Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventures and many other cool venues.

    Food and Beverage

    If you are a foodie moving to Austin – prepare to be appeased. Austin is such a cultural melting pot with a large Hispanic population, notable African American population and growing Asian population, not to mention descendants of European immigrants – you will find the food that appeals to you. The city also hosts the Food and Wine Festival and countless other cultural and foodie festivals throughout the year.

    If you are planning a move to Austin, keep in mind that it gets very hot in the summer, with temperatures staying near a 100 degrees for weeks at a time and although it is typically dry heat, the city gets extremely humid days as well, which can make for a tough moving experience. With its rich culture and an abundance of summertime festivals, it is also a very busy city and traffic can be unbearable if you don’t have experience navigating it. Copper Palm Moving and Storage offers a full range of moving services and over 26 years’ worth of experience in moving families and businesses.