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Central Austin offers its residents a multitude of lifestyles.  If you are an active, outdoors person Austin has many hiking, mountain biking and running trails.  With numerous parks such as Zilker Park and greenbelts like the Barton Creek Greenbelt, finding a spot to spend the day outside is easy.  Austinites can be found running, cycling and walking their dogs around Lady Bird Lake downtown and then stopping by the wonderful dog park at Auditorium Shores.  If water is what your desire Austin has it.  Spend the day boating or skiing on Lake Travis or Lake Austin or rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around Lady Bird Lake.

 Moving indoors there is no shortage of venues to catch live music, a play or fabulous food.  The Paramount Theater downtown offers concerts, plays and movies.  This historic landmark was built in 1915 and is the oldest theater in Austin.  Catch a live show featuring local and other well known musicians at clubs like Antone’s, Continental Club or Stubbs.  If you are looking for something a little more formal visit one of the Austin Ballet or Austin Symphony performances. 

When living in Austin residents will find that there are many of opportunities to volunteer with community based organizations and help out others and the local environment in the spirit of giving back. 

Austin living in a nutshell is laid back and relaxed.  The city is vibrant and has a youthful energy.  Not to mention the weather is most accommodating for those with an active outdoor lifestyle.