I have lived in Austin for 12 years, originally from New Jersey. I came to Texas for a job and never wanted to leave, especially Austin! This city has great hike and bike trails, coffee shops, music venues and outdoor activities. I love to walk my dog, kayak on townlake, catch a play at Bass Hall, a concert at One World or a movie at the Alamo. I used Air B&B when I went to Italy and had a great experience living in a neighborhood as opposed to a hotel. I hope you have the same here in Austin!