Austin, the "Live Music Capital of the World"
Austin is a big city with a small-town feel. It's relaxed yet bustling, rich in tradition yet eclectic. You'll find a lot of everything — natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, big business and a casual atmosphere.
You'll Love Austin
Take a student-led tour through our hometown and see why Austin really is pretty much the perfect city.
Quick Facts: Austin Edition
U.S. News & World Report ranked Austin #1 on its 2017, 2018 and 2019 lists of the "Best Places to Live in America"
One of the top 10 "Best Big Cities for Jobs" according to Forbes.com
Home to three Fortune 500 companies
#1 "Best Place to Start a Business" according to CNBC
11th largest city in America
#1 "City To Start Your Career" according to Hubspot
WalletHub listed Austin as the #1 large college city in the U.S. based on academic, social and economic opportunities for students
Scenes from ATX: Home to St. Edward's
In addition to being home to St. Edward's, Austin is known to be one of the best places to live, offering natural beauty, live music, and vibrant arts, culture and business scenes. See for yourself the great adventures Austin has to offer.
Life in Austin
Big Top Candy Shop
Monkey See Monkey Do
South Congress Books
Lucy In Disguise With Diamonds
Tesoros Trading Company Retail
Barton Creek Square
HOPE Outdoor Gallery
Barton Creek Greenbelt
The Paramount Theatre
Stateside At The Paramount
Museums & Landmarks
The Contemporary Austin
Blanton Museum of Art
Bullock Texas State History Museum
44 Reasons We Love Austin
Tell anyone outside of the capital area you go to school in Austin, and they will surely envy you. Read about how Hilltoppers make the most of one of America’s best cities to live in.