Why Austin?

Here are some facts about Austin you may not know…

Austin has a population of 786,386 (2009 U.S. Census estimate). The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, with a population of over 1.7 million (2009 U.S. Census estimate)

Four Fortune 500 corporations are in Austin:Whole Foods Market, Freescale Semiconductor, Forestar Group, and Dell. On March 12, 2010, Facebook accepted a grant to build a downtown office.

Austin was selected as the No. 2 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2006, and No. 3 in 2009, and also the “Greenest City in America” by MSN. According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Austin ranks No. 1 on the list of cities with the best people, referring to the personalities and attributes of the citizens.

As Austin’s official slogan is The Live Music Capital of the World, the city has a vibrant live music scene with more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city

Austin ranks as the tenth fittest city in the United States.

What it comes down to is that we (the Ortiz family) love the city of Austin. I grew up just north in Round Rock and when I would bring my wife (at the time my girlfriend) to Austin to visit my parents she (being a Georgia girl) fell in love with the city too.

We love the vibe, the feel, the music, the “weirdness”, the food, the parks, the lakes and most of all we love the people of Austin…

So why Austin?

Because Austin has our hearts (not by accident) and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

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