Austin is a great city that we love!! But don’t take my word for it. Check out what the community of contributors at Wikipedia have to say about Austin.
“Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. Situated in Central Texas, Austin is the fourth-largest city in Texas (behind Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas respectively) and the 16th largest in the United States. According to the latest release by the Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2006 Austin had a population of 709,893. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area that has a population of more than 1.5 million, and is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S.
Austin was selected as the #2 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2006, and the “Greenest City in America” by MSN (”Greenest” referring to a commitment to sustainable living). 
Residents of Austin are known as “Austinites,” and include a mix of university professors, students, politicians, lobbyists, musicians, state employees, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and white-collar workers. The city is home to enough large sites of major technology corporations to have earned it the nickname “Silicon Hills.” Austin’s official slogan promotes the city as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, a reference to its status as home to many musicians and music venues. In recent years, many Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird“; this refers partly to the eclectic and progressive lifestyle of many Austin residents, but is also the slogan for a campaign to preserve smaller local businesses and resist excessive commercialization.” Source: Wikipedia
The greatest asset Austin has is its neighborhoods. Not just because this is where people eat, play, work and raise their children, but because of the strength of the neighborhoods. All throughout Austin, there are distinct neighborhoods where people actually play together, and eat together and hang out at the park. And when someone tries to mess with their neighborhood, then watch out!
Each neighborhood is also quite distinct from others, especially in the central Austin area. Learn more about them on our neighborhoods page.
The people of New City are not just in the Austin culture, but we are all deeply engaged in it as producers of culture, consumers of culture and shapers of culture. Like everyone else, there are some parts of culture that we accept as it is, other parts that we reject because it destroys life rather than restores life and other parts of our culture we seek to bring redemption and renewal to. Learn more about the Austin culture and participate with us in engaging the culture by contacting us or checking out our culture page.