Keeping Austin Weird in the Best Way
Austin is home to a unique cultural experience with a self-adopted motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this friendly city boasts rich diversity with Anglo (non-Hispanic White) making up 48.3%, Hispanic or Latino: 33.9%, Black or African American: 7.8% and Asian: 7.6%. This lends itself to a thriving foodie scene in both Downtown Austin and the surrounding areas. You won’t have to travel far from your neighborhood community to experience the best food. Denizens of the city can find global cuisines from Ethiopian to Persian to Puerto Rican. In Austin, you can travel the world one plate at a time.
Amazing food isn’t the only thing Keeping Austin Weird; the motto thrives on residents supporting its quirky local businesses throughout the city. What may seem like a normal coffee shop, bookstore or even law office to you, is completely different to the business owner inside. The spirit and character of Austin entrepreneurs is multifaceted, most of them see their businesses as an expression of art. That’s why Newmark Homes proudly offers locally designed floor plans in some of our Austin communities.
If you aren’t already ready to find a home builder in Austin and get to packing, there are several more reasons you’ll want to call Austin home.
Living and Playing in the Austin Area
This beautiful city is known as the live-music capital of the world. Some of the most renowned musicians and bands like Janis Joplin and Dixie Chicks started their careers in Austin. Along with famous spots like the Broken Spoke, Threadgill’s, Cacus Café and Antone’s Nightclub. Austin is also known for hosting high-energy, weekend-long music festivals. One of their most famous music festivals, Austin City Limits, sees approximately 450,000 attendees, has eight stages for every genre of music you can imagine, amazing food, an art market and many fun activities.
There’s no need to travel further than your backyard to find the best music in the country. Looking for live country, folk, blues, jazz, punk or indie music? The new home communities we build in are surrounded by great music venues for both you and your family to enjoy!
If you’re looking for new home communities that offer easy access to exciting outdoor activities, Newmark Homes builds stunning new construction homes in several communities surrounded by countless opportunities for fun in the sun!
Unlike most areas in Texas, Austin features elevations ranging from 435 ft to 1,000 ft and traveling further into the Hill Country, you can reach up to 2,000 ft. In addition to its unique range of elevation, you’ll also find swimming holes sprinkled along the city’s many local greenbelts. Barton Springs is a popular natural pool that lies at 200 yards round and 68 degrees cool. The clear water at Barton Springs and other popular natural pools, provides many activities to entertain the whole family: deep diving, swimming, shallow areas for kids, and waterfalls to explore.
Lady Bird Lake is a local staple in Austin. At the river, you can enjoy watercraft rentals like rowing, kayaking, canoeing, paddling or even taking a hike on the surrounding trails that border it.
Getting out and about doesn’t always have to involve water. You can’t live in Austin without venturing out to the surrounding Texas Hill Country. There are several small historic towns to visit like Fredericksburg, Driftwood, New Braunfels and Round Top to name a few that surround Austin. These towns provide everything from wineries, the best BBQ restaurants, distilleries, water parks, to antique shopping. You also don’t have to travel far to taste some of the best selections of wine in the state There are several vineyards worth visiting only a short distance from the communities we build in.
Whether you’re interested in splashing in the sun, exploring historic towns, sipping wine at one of the many vineyards, or getting out to the antique shops, there is so much to discover in the Hill Country!
Working and Thriving in Austin
Newmark Homes offers exciting floor plans designed to delight professionals who move into the area for work. Austin is well known for its vibrant quality of life and infrastructure that supports jobs in key growth industries, making it an attractive place for a young, highly educated, and passionate workforce to call home.
According to the Austin Chamber, key industries in the Austin region include:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Clean Technology
- Creative and Digital Media Technology
- Data Management
- Life Sciences
- Spaces Technology
- Financial Service & Insurance
The Austin region is also the home of several well-known corporate HQ’s and regional offices. LegalZoom, Wholefoods, Home Depot, Apple, Dell, Oracle, and eBay all have major offices in the region, bringing thousands of high-paying jobs to this sector.
Austin is also a place where Entrepreneurs can thrive. For the third year in a row, Inc. magazine named Austin the No. 1 place to start a business in 2020. The article attributes this placing to its high job creation rate and plentiful early-stage fundraising deals. It also circles back to the reason for the motto “Keep Austin Weird” which was originally adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin. Residents continue to keep the Austin spirit alive by supporting new local businesses.
Find Your Perfect Community
Newmark Homes takes pride in building in some of the Austin area’s most desirable communities, filled with amenities that make your new home experience even richer. Each new home community is inspired by the unique beauty of nature that surrounds its gates.
Whether you’re looking to build your new home closer to the city or nestle it further into the Hill Country, you can work with our dedicated and friendly Newmark team members to find a floor plan that fits your household’s lifestyle.
Many communities just outside of the city offer resort-style amenities like paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking and bike trails, pools, activity centers and much more. In addition to fantastic master-planned communities nestled amid the hill county’s natural beauty, we also build homes in South East Austin in an exciting urban community located by the airport in the downtown area.
Not only can we help you find a community to fit your unique lifestyle, but we are also a home builder that is committed to providing you excellent service throughout the entire buying and building process. From financing to designing your vision to closing we are there for you every step of the way.