Residential Choices For Communication Consulting Austin

By Tara Daniels

Austin, Texas, is the state capital and also the second-largest state capital in the United States. If you are in the process of relocating, for instance, because you have just secured a position in communication consulting Austin, now is the time to read up and explore the various areas where you might want to live. One means of identifying the various residential areas is by their position with respect to the Colorado River, which runs through the heart of town.

If you were to draw a line from where the river intersects with Highway 1, it would reach Zilker Metropolitan Park, a public recreational area encompassing 350 acres. The park is named after the individual who donated the land in 1917, Andrew Jackson Zilker. The park itself is packed with attractions, including Barton Springs pool, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden and the Zilker Zephyr miniature train. Lady Bird Lake lies next to the park. Apartments near Zilker Park are handy for both the river and the highway.

The area around Auditorium Shores, a public park situated on Lady Bird Lake, is another popular and pleasant residential area. It is the site of the annual South by Southwest festival, a set of interactive, music and film festivals. The conference can last as long as ten days. There is a nearby dog park where residents can take their pets to stretch their legs and mingle with locals. The leash-free dog zone is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon, enjoying the view of downtown from the vantage point of the shade of a lovely tree.

Barton Springs Road provides residents of the Auditorium Shores area with convenient access to Highway 1. Three bridges carry traffic across the river to Northwest Austin via Congress Avenue, First Street and Lamar Boulevard. A footbridge section of the Lady Bird Lake Trail caters for pedestrian traffic.

North of the river and west of Interstate Highway 35 (Interregional Highway 290) is also a pleasant residential area. This is close to the Texas State Capitol and there is a nearby middle school. South of the Colorado River and west of State Highway 183 lie Pleasant Valley, the Riverside Golf Course and Montopolis Park.

Near to the MoPac Expressway and the north/south section of the river is Tarrytown. Homes here are less closely packed than they are nearer the city center. Local amenities include Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve as well as an elementary school. The expressway is a contraction of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, one of the first railway companies in the United States.

If you can tolerate a 30-mile drive to and from work, you might find the lower population density of Georgetown more to you liking. Nicknamed the "Red poppy capital of Texas, " Georgetown is about 30 minutes' drive up I-35. Here, there are 1,200 residents per square mile, compared to 2,800 in Austin, less than half. On the silver screen, Georgetown has featured in films like "Where the Heart Is, " "Varsity Blues, " and the 1996 film starring John Travolta, "Michael."

Communication consulting Austin can be a rewarding career in a vibrant location. The median age of residents in the city is 30 years old. There are many nice neighborhoods, each with its own character. Whether you like good transport links or a bit of space and greenery, you are sure to find someplace where you will be happy to live.

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