AUSTIN, TX – If you’ve grown up in Austin you most likely will have heard the slogan “keep Austin weird” at least once over the years and that’s because it’s Austin’s unofficial motto but over the last two years as we’ve seen more companies relocate to here from California and other states many people are starting to wonder if Austin can still be considered to be “weird” like it was in the past and the answer is yes.

About Keep Austin Weird

Keep Austin Weird is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas. It is intended to promote local businesses and is inspired by comments made by Red Wassenich in 2000 while giving a pledge to an Austin radio station.

Source – Wikipedia

Here are the real reasons why Austin is still weird and will retain this fabulous title over cities like Portland, Ashevile, Santa Cruz or Madison.

Weird Places to Chill

From weird places like Maria's Taco Express restaurant to the wonderful Rainey Street bungalows here in Austin there are plenty of places to chill, grab a bite to eat or have drinks with friends any day of the week.

The Coolest State Capital in the USA

Austin is without a doubt the coolest state capital in the United States, and we have a capital building to prove it, but you wouldn’t know that Austin is the state capital when you walk local streets, enjoy festivals like SXSW, or visit local attractions like Hamilton Pool during the summer months.

Art and Creativity Is Everywhere in Austin

From excellent artwork in local galleries to street art, Austin is a city that was built on creativity and that’s only continued in recent years as more companies have moved to Austin and the city has earned another new nickname “Silicon Hills”.

Still Weird after All These Years

Somehow the free spirited, “weird” community of Austin and the wave of entrepreneurs who have come to Austin in recent years seem to mix well and the city has continued to thrive.

If you plan on visiting Austin in the coming months or relocating here you should visit one of our favorite businesses in Austin:

Walton's Fancy & Staple - Deli/Sunday Brunch/ Flowers & Succulents

Naus Enfield Drug – A full service drug store/soda fountain & grill

 Aviary Lounge  - Wine/Home Decor.  WED nights 1/2 price bottle of wine, Jazz trio - Continental Graffiti 

 Road Side Rose Trading Company - Unique treasurers, jewelry, clothes, etc. 

 Donn's Depot – An old train car turned into Austin best lil dive bar. Live music every night of the week

 The Skylark Lounge - One of the best hidden blues bars in Austin. Fantastic pizzas, free popcorn, & great soul/blues live music. 

 Learn More about Austin

 To learn more about Austin Texas, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online. 

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