Lake Travis is about 20 minutes from the state capitol of Austin, one of the liveliest and most progressive cities in the county. Among its many virtues, Austin boasts a booming economy and a relatively low unemployment rate. It has helped Central Texas be come a leader in the high tech industry, with more than 825 companies such as Motorola, Dell and AMD.
Austin , billed as the "Live Music Capital of the World", is also home to a variety of fine entertainment, dining and dancing venues along the legendary 6th Street.
The Downtown Entertainment District also includes the "Warehouse District", which encompasses 4th and 5th streets. The Warehouse District caters to an upscale crowd with cigars, gin joints and jazz.
The Austin area maintains one of the most highly-educated populations in the United States. Thirty-five percent of adults in the Austin area have more than 16 years of education, and the Austin MSA is one of the moist wired areas in America, where an estimated one in four families owns a home computer.
In addition to Forbes ranking Austin as one of the best places to live, the city has repeatedly made the top 10 list of best places to live and work in many magazines, including Financial World, Parade and U.S. News & World Report.