I'm from New Jersey and have been living in Austin the past 5 years. Although I do miss the East Coast, there's nothing to complain about living in Austin. There's tons of outdoor activities like tennis, hiking, running which I love to do.
Outside of my engineering job I love to travel, hence why I was inspired to offer my own place as a short-term rental. When I do travel I love either staying in hostels or other people's places as it is much easier to meet people than staying in a hotel. Hopefully I will get to meet many interesting people by offering my place.