Austin Today in America — 20 May 2011

Damn, sometimes it just feels good to make great decisions…Austin was named as the #1 U.S. city for young people by Sperling’s Best Places. As announced by the CNBC slideshow here.

As you may already know, Kenny & I made the decision to move to Austin about 2 and a half years ago. We were in San Diego, living the beach life, but knew that we wanted a change and something a little more ‘permanent’ than the transient lifestyle of SD. After considering a number of cities, including Portland, OR, we landed in Austin because it was young, progressive, beautiful, creative, affordable and filled with jobs!

Spiderhouse Cafe

Spiderhouse Cafe

I love Austin because of how it makes me feel. It’s small enough so I feel like I’m a part of a community, but large enough to have big-draw events like Austin City Limits (ACL) and South by Southwest (SXSW).

It fosters local business. The amazing benefit to this is the emerging foodie scene. Outstanding food at affordable prices.

People here are friendly & engaging and you have endless comfortable, retro places to hang like the refreshing Barton Springs Pool or Spiderhouse Cafe.

We have loved our time here in the Live Music Capital, but are super-stoked to head out on the road to check out more great places in this country.

Check out some of the videos we’ve made while living here in Austin:

Austin City Limits Festival – A 3-day, 8-stage annual music festival in Austin

Girl Talk at UT – The ultimate mashup and digital sampling musician playing for free at UT

Eeyore’s Birthday – A ‘weird’ Austin event where people get together to…celebrate Eeyore’s birthday

Hamilton Pool – Beautiful Texas swimming hole about 40 minutes out of town

Odd Duck Food Trailer – Farm to trailer ingredients turned into delicious food.

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Juls is an avid Internet marketer and is the marketing, seo, and web brains behind the American Odyssey. She is always up for a challenge and loves to travel. Her favorite part is getting lost in new cities. Got puzzles?! She graduated from Boston University and is still a New England girl at heart.

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