Why North Austin is Great for Business

North Austin Business

Austin, TX is ranked as the #1 most livable city in the United States by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Austin is not only the capital of Texas, but given its proximity to the downtown area and access to major routes of transportation (including public transit), North Austin is not far from the action. It’s a great place to look for your new office space in Austin .

Infrastructure

North Austin office spaceInterstate 35 connects Austin with San Antonio to the South and Dallas to the north through Waco. If you’re leasing commercial office space in North Austin, then Loop 1, also known as MoPac Expressway, is you’re main connection to the heart of Austin. However, if you’re looking to skirt the traffic through the city, then the 360 Loop will take you on a scenic tour to the west of Austin and around all the hustle and bustle.

Public Transportation

Capital Metro runs buses and Metrorail out to north Austin. Yet even with a dense population and mass transit, Austin is a pedestrian friendly city with bike lanes all over Austin, including the Lance Armstrong Bikeway.

Growth

Austin is known in Texas as the “Silicon Hills” for the abundance of high-tech companies with operations in there, including:

  • Dell
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • eBay
  • PayPal
  • Facebook
  • Samsung Group

In addition, Google’s ultra, high-speed fiber optic Internet and TV service is on the horizon for Austin.

Education

Austin boasts the 5th largest campus in the nation. The University of Texas in Austin is consistently rated one of the top universities in the United States, and the highest-ranking engineering, business and law schools in Texas.

Public School Districts

  • Austin ISD
  • Round Rock ISD
  • Eanes ISD
  • Pflugerville ISD

Hot Spots

These are just a handful of the places you’ll love in Austin.

  • The Arboretum
  • The Domain
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar
  • The Hideout
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • Round Rock Donuts featured on the Travel Channel
  • Top Chef winner Paul Qui’s new restaurant, qui

Outdoor Activities

  • Kayaking and boating at Lady Bird Lake or Lake Travis
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming, Barton Springs or any of the 50 public pools
  • Formula 1 Racing to the south at Circuit of the Americas

Arts and Culture Index

Austin is the home to several art, music, and film festivals worth checking into, including:

  • Austin City Limits
  • SXSW
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Fantastic Fest
  • Fun Fun Fun Festival
  • The Quentin Tarantino Film Festival.

Recreation Index

If you’re looking for music, Austin is the place. Known as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, you can get a taste for the Austin scene via Austin City Limits or the Sixth Street Entertainment District.