The Austin Metro area is a wonderful — and weird — place to call home. Locals love Austin's self-proclaimed "weird" vibe which trickles into every aspect of Austin living. The city is full of life, offers incredible hiking trails and rock climbing, and is a growing tech hub ripe with employment as many.
Each Austin neighborhood has it's own quirks and charm. South Lamar is booming with public art (this area is home to the "Greetings From Austin" mural among many others), dining and nightlife while offering incredible access to downtown with its location just south of the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake. There's no shortage of coffee shops, shopping, and exercise opportunities either.
If a more relaxed setting is more your speed, look to North Austin, where many major tech companies are developing new campuses. New business centers also mean new Austin apartments. North Austin offers the same great access to downtown, while being home to Austin FC's home stadium, Q2, and The Pitch entertainment hub, where you'll find dining, nightlife, and sporting opportunities.