Retire in Austin

Activities and Culture

Learn about Austin's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Landlocked, no skiing for miles, and not much hiking either. If that has you concerned, maybe its ranking as one of Golf.com's top 50 golf communities will help Austin catch your eye. If not, a vibrant nightlife on 6th street, large number of shooting ranges (it is Texas, after all), and plenty of shopping are just some of the benefits of living in this southern city.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

10

Movie Theaters:

15

Casinos:

1

Public Libraries:

28

Malls:

17

Shooting Ranges:

10

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

0

Closest Beach:

n/a

Closest Skiing:

n/a

Golf courses and country clubs:

18

Universities:

14

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

If you're not convinced that Austin is a place for you, move here for the food alone. The BBQ brings visitors from around the globe, and some wait for hours to sample some of the city's most famous offerings. The fine dining speaks for itself as well, with an abundance of multicultural options. Overall, Austin food scene is too vast to be summed up here, you'll just have to see for yourself!

  • Restaurants

    2093
  • Bars

    264
  • Local Specialty

    Breakfast tacos and BBQ

Culture

Culture Summary

Austin has a variety of excellent cultural offerings to suit many different tastes. Popular spots include the LBJ Presidential Library, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and The Blanton Museum of Art. For an even more unique experience, check out the Graffiti Park at Castle Hills, where local graffiti artists are constantly changing the works and murals. On the performing arts side of things, Esther's Follies, the Zach Theatre, and the Moody Theatre are just a few of the city's well known venues. If you're an animal lover, both the Austin Zoo and Austin Aquarium should be perfectly suited to fit your needs as well. Overall, the area's rich culture is one of the main reasons why Austin is one of America's fastest growing cities.

  • Total performing arts companies

    105
  • Museums

    40
  • Historical Sites

    5
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    6
  • Vineyards

    12

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