Austin, Texas Frequently Asked Questions
Leaman Team – Austin Mortgage Lender
Questions about the city of Austin? Leaman Team Powered by New American Funding has you covered. Here are the top ten frequently asked questions and answers about the live music capital of the world.
- What is the population of Austin?
In 2010, the recorded population of Austin, Texas was 790,390.
- How many tourists visit Austin annually?
Approximately 19.8 Million people visit the Austin area every year.
- What are the area’s major industries?
Austin’s Chamber of Commerce has listed the area’s top three industries in the following order:
- Professional and Business Services
- Retail Trade
- Education and Health Services
- What are the top ten things to do in Austin?
Austin has thousands upon thousands of things to do throughout the year, but our team of mortgage professionals listed their top ten favorites.
- Barton Springs Pool
This huge man-made swimming pool filled with natural spring water attracts visitors from across the country with its crystal clear water that remains at a constant 68 to 72 degrees year-round.
- Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Looking to learn a little more about the lone star state? Look no further. The Bob Bullock museum provides visitors with three floors of interactive exhibits that tell the “Story of Texas”.
- Texas State Capital
Recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols and taller than the nation’s capitol, the Texas State Capitol provides visitors with free 45 minute guided tours seven days a week!
- 6th Street Entertainment District
Likely Texas’ most well-known street, the seven blocks that make up 6th Street are certainly the heart of Austin’s live entertainment scene. Stroll down the legendary Sixth Street and you will find a plethora of bars, restaurants and live music venues.
- Congress Avenue Bats
If you find yourself in Austin, TX during the summer, seeing the 1.5 million bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge is a must. Join the hundreds that gather nightly to see the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats take flight for the evening.
- Highland Lakes (Lake Austin, Lake Travis and Town Lake)
If you are looking for some fun in the sun, make your way to one of the three Highland Lakes that Austin has to offer. Test your paddle boarding skills on Town Lake, rent a jet ski on Lake Travis, or just soak in the sun on Lake Austin.
- Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail
Attracting over 1.5 million visitors a year, the 10-mile Hike and Bike Trail at Town Lake is the city’s most recognized and popular recreational areas.
- SoCo Shopping and Dining
South Congress Avenue is lined with numerous funky, unique to Austin shops and boutiques. Home to one of the best pizza restaurants in town and one of the nation’s largest costume stores, the SoCo shopping and dining neighborhood has a little something for everyone.
- Harry Ransom Center
If you find yourself visiting the University of Texas campus, be sure to check out the Harry Ransom Center. The Harry Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials.
- The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
Home to 45 million pages of historical documents, the LBJ Library and Museum provides visitors with year-round public viewing of its permanent historical and cultural exhibits.
- Barton Springs Pool
- Where is the Austin Visitor Center located?
The Austin visitor center is located in the heart of downtown at 209 E. 6th Street. Their hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Where are the Austin Convention Center, Palmer Events Center, and Travis County Expo Center?
The locations for the city’s convention center, Palmer Events Center, and Travis County Expo Center are as follows:
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724 Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704 Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
- What are the average monthly temperatures in Austin, Texas?
Month Hi (°F) Low (°F) January 62 41 February 65 45 March 72 51 April 80 59 May 87 67 June 92 72 July 96 74 August 97 75 September 91 69 October 82 61 November 72 51 December 63 42
- How far is the airport from downtown?
The Austin International Airport is approximately 9 miles from downtown and takes anywhere from 20-35 minutes to get to depending on the traffic.
- How many hotel rooms are in Austin?
There are over 30,000 hotel rooms in Austin, TX giving visitors a wide variety of places to stay.
- How many hotel rooms are located downtown?
There are roughly 6,000 hotel rooms in the downtown area and the prices for these rooms sometimes double during big weekends such as ACL and Longhorn football games. Plan ahead and book early for the best rates.