What Makes Austin Austin

The People

When most people not from Austin talk about Austin, it is usually with a note of shock in their voice: They enjoy themselves so much while they are here, and it is Texas after all. But when these out-of-towners wax poetic about our burg, it’s never the bats or the music, it’s the people. The citizens of this small town/big city are genuinely committed to keeping Austin weird, cool, and safe. From the slacker dot-commers who wrote that first business prospectus on a napkin at Star Seeds to the overeducated waitstaff that served them, it is the people of Austin that give us that freshly scrubbed sense of well being, ruddy charm, and effervescent optimism. Working hard or hardly workin’, the people of Austin are always up for the trippy ride called Life.

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