Austin Northeast Community Information

Local Colleges & Universities

Residents of Austin Northeast live within proximity to many highly esteemed colleges, universities, trade and vocational schools, and seminaries. The Travel Channel listed the City of Austin as “America’s #1 College Town.” Many of these institutions of higher learning are located in and around the Austin metro area, a convenience that residents don’t take for granted. In addition to The University of Texas at Austin—recognized as the flagship school for The University of Texas System, one of the top-ranked universities in the world, and one of the largest public universities in the country—other colleges and universities that are ready to serve the higher learning needs of students include the Acton School of Business, Huston-Tillotson University, Saint Edward’s University, Austin Community College, Concordia University, Austin Graduate School of Theology, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and Austin Presbyterian Seminary.

Economy & Job Market

Austin’s economy and job market is one of the strongest in the nation, with the city’s technology and defense industry sectors maintaining the crux of the city’s economic activity. Austin’s workforce is highly educated, with thousands graduating from the computer science and engineering programs at The University of Texas at Austin. Three Fortune 500 corporations are headquartered in Austin (Whole Foods Market, Dell, and Freescale Semiconductor), in addition to many other major high-tech companies such as IBM, Intel, Samsung, Silicon Laboratories, Sun Microsystems, Google, and Apple, Inc. Furthermore, the City of Austin also serves as an emerging hub for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Austin’s economy is also spurred by a network of locally-owned firms and organizations like the Austin Independent Business Alliance and through tourism.

Parks & Recreation

Residents of Northeast Austin have a number of area parks and golf courses to spend the day hiking, observing wildlife, or just enjoying a nice day out, such as Big Walnut Creek Greenbelt, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, and Lake Walter E. Long Park and its namesake lake. Golf enthusiasts of all skill levels can play a round or two at Blackhawk Golf Club and Forest Creek Golf Course, located nearby. Many other golf courses and city parks are also located a short drive away within the city. Also, the abundant recreational facilities that Lake Travis and the Highland Lake chain provide can be reached with an easy, scenic 20 minute drive.

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