14 Things You Know (or should know) If You Live in Austin

Austin is a weird place, and that’s part of the reason it’s such a well-loved place. If you’ve lived in Austin for some time, you’re likely already aware of some of these unique Austin quirks. If you’re new to the city, get ready for a quick rundown on the in’s and out’s of some of Austin’s most confusing and endearing personality traits, or as we like to call them, Austin-isms

    • It’s harder to find somewhere without live music on the weekends than it is to find somewhere with it

austin music

    • It’s pronounced man-shack, not mahn-CHA-cah
    • Some of the best food in town can be found in trucks

Austin food truck

    • 360 loop isn’t actually a loop
    • Neither is Loop 1. Also, Loop 1 is called Mopac not Loop 1
    • You can eat some variety of tacos for every meal of the day

Austin breakfast tacos

    • You’ll probably see more dogs than kids when you’re out and about

dog

    • Guadalupe is pronounced gwah-dah-LOOP not gwah-dah-LOO-peh like you would think
    • You can’t beat the views here.  If you’re moving to Austin, be sure to let your real estate agent know if a view is on your “must have” list

Austin, TX views

    • FM 2222 has so many different names. At any point along the length of its reach, you’ll hear it called Koenig, 2222, Allandale Rd, Bull Creek, and/or Northland Dr.
    • Almost every restaurant has a patio

    • Your 2-mile commute might take 40 minutes. Or it could take 5. It’s anybody’s guess really.
    • Most people in Austin aren’t from Austin. And the people who did grow up here are often referred to as “unicorns” now

austin, texas

    • There’s no shortage of outdoor activities

SUP boarding

    • There’s no place quite like ATX

What are some of your favorite perks and quirks about Austin?