Austin City Guide
Austin, Texas is officially the second-safest city in the U.S., according to the FBI. So if you’re thinking of starting a white-collar criminal ring here or engaging in election fraud, think again. Not only is it safe, but its unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird” and Austin residents read more blogs than any other city in the country. You didn’t know the capital of Texas was so interesting, did you?
Besides being free of money laundering, Austin boasts a helluva creative scene: it’s home to the Austin Film Festival, the SXSW Film Festival, and Pinballz Arcade. And speaking of money, did you know that Texas is a state without income tax? One more reason to make moving here a pretty easy decision. One caveat, though: Austin has a humid subtropical climate which means hot and muggy in the summer and hot and not so muggy in the winter.
But heat is not a problem if you’re thinking of renting a self-storage unit to stash your criminal activities’ paraphernalia until the Feds demote this town to third-safest: many storage units come with climate control.
Since you can’t indulge in building weapons of mass destruction here, you might as well hit the town for some delicious Barbecue or Tex-Mex cuisine accompanied by a margarita or a Dos Equis. The best place to have this much fun? Dirty Sixth, of course—Austin’s historic street slash entertainment district. While you’re here, check out the “Coolest Movie Theater in the World”—a.k.a. the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a theater that serves up “cold beer and hot movies” (hot as in popular, not as in X-rated).
Austin’s official motto is “The Live Music Capital of the World,” so if you’re a local band that’s waiting for your break to play, you’ll need a place to keep your instruments safe and sound until that glorious moment: and Austin has plenty of self storage facilities.