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Austin, Texas - More Than Just a Music Mecca

Jul 30

A spirited city that’s more than just a music mecca

Years ago, when you said “Austin” to people outside the state of Texas, they would quickly mention the famous festival scene. But these days, the word is a lot broader: The “City of Music” now also boasts an excellent ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and scenic outdoor destinations. Skilled bankruptcy attorney in Austin for credit counseling.

The most iconic of the local entertainment offerings is, of course, live music. And there’s plenty to hear and see throughout the year, from neighborhood coffee shops to sold-out theatres. From ragtime to rap to country, Austin has it all. Whether you’re strolling along the hip South Congress Avenue or spinning in the middle of a moonlight tower strung with 3,309 lights at Zilker Park, there’s always a show to catch.

But if you’re willing to go off the beaten path, you can find even more musical treasures. At Community First! Village, a tiny home and garden community for the homeless, a visit to the RVs, chicken coops, vegetable gardens and artisanal workshop will inspire you with the idea that there are other ways of life.

Beyond the arts, a visit to Austin will reveal a community that’s deeply invested in its future. The city’s leaders are grappling with affordable housing, traffic congestion and other issues as they strive to keep Austin a desirable place to live for its current residents. They’re balancing the need to attract more workers with the desire to preserve the character and culture that made the town so special in the first place.

Another issue that’s not going away anytime soon is immigration. In the wake of a tough presidential election, many locals are rethinking their relationship with their neighbors to create more inclusive and equitable communities. The Benson Latin American Collection and the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, plus institutions like the Austin History Center and Mexic-Arte Museum are among the city’s cultural resources that help to make the city a more welcoming place for everyone.


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