Austin, TX, is a bustling city full of life, great food, and great people. It’s one of the best places for young professionals to grow their careers — but before you pack up and move, you should arm yourself with a bit of information before you go.
Here are a few things you should know about Austin before you go:
The Weather Is HOT
During the summertime, which lasts from about March through November in Texas, the temperature is typically very hot (to put it mildly). It’s normal for the mercury level to soar into the high double digits and even triple digits during the peak summer months of July and August. Thankfully, however, there are plenty of pools, lakes and streams for cooling down, so you won’t be tempted to call your movers to say you’ve had a change of heart.
You’ll Need a Set of Wheels
If you already own a vehicle, plan on driving it to Austin or, at least, look for moving companies in Austin that transport vehicles. Austin is not known for having a great public transportation system, and it is spread over a wide area. A car is almost a must-have for any young professional.
A Techie’s Paradise
Austin is home to many tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, 3M and Facebook, just to name a few. Austin was recently named one of the 10 best cities in America for tech start-ups — good news for people in the industry looking for work. There are several places to send your resume.
Friendly People and Laid Back Life
If you find strangers in Austin talking to you, they’re not out to get something from you — they’re just being their friendly selves. This is a cordial Texas community where life doesn’t move as quickly as it does in other big cities. With time, you’ll get used to (and will probably even enjoy) the pace of things here, including traffic, pedestrians and public services.
Austin is truly a great forward-thinking city located in the heart of Texas, with tons to offer its residents. When you’re ready to move, check out Unpakt blog for great packing tips.