February 2016

Found 3 blog entries for February 2016.

standard of living Austin is a rapidly expanding city with beautiful scenery, a vibrant culture, and one of the nation's most favorable job climates. Along with burgeoning job growth, it offers higher salaries and lower living costs than most other major business centers in the country.

In 2015, WalletHub ranked Austin as the best large U.S. city to live in.

It also ranked Austin second in the country for the quality of its schools system, and third in the United States for "Highest Household Income Adjusted by Cost of Living."

The Austin environment

Key advantages of Austin are its almost year-round sunshine and vast tracts of open land, including rivers and creeks, lakes, forest, and more than 29,000 acres of park land, with miles of hiking and walking trails.

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schoolEast Austin falls under the Austin Independent School District (AISD), which serves about 130 schools.

The AISD largely succeeds in its aims, which include providing high-quality education to students and inspiring them to make a positive contribution to society.

The district employs 261 National Board Certified teachers – more than any other school district in Texas – and has partnered with world-class universities, innovative businesses, and non-profit organizations to help prepare students for college.

East Austin leading schools

East Austin includes a large number of excellent public and private schools. Here we consider just a small selection of leading schools in the area.

Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) High School

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festiveAustin is famous for its many live music festivals and concerts, with the city promoting itself as the "Live Music Capital of the World.” In addition, Austin plays host to a wide variety of other events, ranging from film festivals and Dragon Boat races to fireworks displays and Brazilian Carnaval celebrations.

January

MLK March and Festival

This annual celebration commemorates the achievements of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and promotes multiculturalism in Austin. The event starts with a march from the University of Texas at Austin campus to Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin, where the festival is held. The festival features vendors, food stands, and live music acts. All residents of Austin are invited to participate in the march and

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