Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Austin has a population of 786,386 (2009 U.S. Census estimate).
In 1860, 38% of Travis County residents were slaves. In 1861, with the outbreak of the American Civil War, voters in Austin and other Central Texas communities voted against secession. However, as the war progressed and fears of attack by Union forces increased, Austin contributed hundreds of men to the Confederate forces. The African American population of Austin swelled dramatically after the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas by Union General Gordon Granger at Galveston in an event commemorated as Juneteenth. Black communities such as Wheatville, Pleasant Hill, and Clarksville were established around Austin by these newcomers.
Austin is considered to be a major center for high tech. Thousands of graduates each year from the engineering and computer science programs at The University of Texas at Austin provide a steady source of employees that help to fuel Austin's technology and defense industry sectors.
The skyline has drastically changed in recent years, and the residential real estate market has remained relatively strong. Downtown growth has been aided by the presence of a popular live music and nightlife scene, museums, restaurants, and Lady Bird Lake, considered one of the city's best recreational spots. South by Southwest (SXSW) is hosted downtown and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues around Downtown Austin over four days, in March.
Austinites take pride in personal eccentricities. Austin is the only major Texas city that has no ordinance against women appearing topless in public. "Keep Austin Weird" has become a local motto in recent years, featured on bumper stickers and t-shirts. This motto has not only been used in promoting Austin's eccentricity and diversity, but is also meant to bolster support of local independent businesses.
Austin was selected as the No. 2 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and No. 3 in 2009, and also the "Greenest City in America" by MSN. According to Travel & Leisure magazine, Austin ranks No. 1 on the list of cities with the best people, referring to the personalities and attributes of the citizens.
Austin has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. On average, Austin receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, with most of the precipitation in the spring, and a secondary maximum in the fall. Austin is usually at least partially sunny, receiving nearly 2650 hours, or 60.3% of the possible total, of bright sunshine per year. Austin summers are usually hot and humid, with average July and August highs in the mid-90s °F. Winters in Austin are mild and relatively dry. For the entire year, Austin averages 88 days below 45 °F and 24 days when the minimum temperature falls below freezing.
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Demographics of Austin, Texas
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Abella Salon - Category: Hair Salon- 6406 N I H 35, Austin, Texas 78752
Avery Calloway - Category: Realtor- My mission is to obtain lifelong clients by providing unwavering high quality service, authentic communication, and creative solutions to their real estate needs.
I help individuals and families fulfill their emotional and financial goals of home ownership, with respect to their needs, desires, timeframes and budgets. I work S.M.A.R.T. to negotiate the most favorable terms and conditions for my clients; which often extends beyond simply getting the lowest price for buyers, and the highest profit for sellers. With an emphasis on the human aspect of business, I offer consistent, positive, professional service with a smile. So whether you are looking to buy, sell, lease or invest, put Austin Agent Avery on the case!
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Before & After Healthy Hair Care - Category: Hair Salon- 9422 Parkfield Drive, Austin, Texas (512) 977-0999
Braids of Africa - Category: Hair Salon- 5706 Manor Rd, Ste. B1 - located inside of Mitchie's, Austin, Texas 78723 (512) 771-4781
Cheryl Way - Category: Hair Care- 7942 Great Northern Blv suite # 33 - Austin, Texas (512) 485-1033
Distinctively You - Category: Hair Salon- 13343 HWY 183 North ste 149, Austin, Texas 78750 (512) 918-0500
Ericka Nicole Studio - Hair Extension Specialist- 2204 W. Anderson Lane - Austin, Texas (888) 262-9943
KleenShave.com - Category: Shave- KleenShave is a premier online shaving products source for African Americans, and all shavers with pseudofolliculitis barbae. 2004 Delvin Lane Austin, Texas (800) 929-5960 - (visit website)
Nappy Edges Salon - Category: Hair Salon
- 515 W. 15th, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 267-9990
Nonye Hair Braiding - Nonye Braids offers exceptional hair care to people from all backgrounds
- 2307 Galway St (512) 524-7364 - (visit website)
Phenomenal Hair and Skin - Specialize in healthy hair: long, short, sew-in, quick weave, natural. - 917 W. Anderson Sq # F - Austin, Texas (512) 791-5132
Salon E - Got The Bad Hair Blues? We Take Care Of You!- 7950 Anderson Sq Suite 102 - Austin, Texas (512) 452-1844
The Bottom Line Hair Salon - Category: Hair Salon
- 1509 W. North Loop, Austin, Texas 78751 (512) 467-1509
The Hair Clinic Salon - Salon and beauty supply store located on one of the busiest streets in Austin! - 3016 Guadalupe St (512) 608-4016 - (visit website)
Village Beauty & Barber Shop - Category: Barbers- 1309 E 12th St - Austin, Texas (512) 236-8856
Your Best Image - Category: Beauty- Come get expert advice & time-saving tips on grooming all hair types (especially Sisterlocks, Afros and bald heads), eyelash extensions, facial threading, and ear piercing. We feature the following industry leaders: CHI, Sisterlocks, Aquage, Biomega, Ultimate Face Cosmetics, and Coren PS. 6505 Manchaca Rd. Austin, Texas (512) 280-3731 - (visit website)
Arbeba Temple No. 1 (AAONMS) Shriners - Category: Community Services- Arbeba Temple No. 1 is a non profit/community based organization that participates in community service, fund raisers and charity for the good of the community. 1017 East 11th Street Austin, Texas (512) 270-0738
A Touch of Africa - Category: Shopping- Home Business, sell from my website and catalog parties at home. everything Africa, clothes, health products, Pure Shea Butter, Soaps, beauty products, Fabric, Drums, much more. 4 day delivery after orders made. 12820 N Lamar Blvd (512) 704-7809 Austin, Texas - (visit website)
Avery Calloway - Category: Realtor - My mission is to obtain lifelong clients by providing unwavering high quality service, authentic communication, and creative solutions to their real estate needs. I help individuals and families fulfill their emotional and financial goals of home ownership, with respect to their needs, desires, timeframes and budgets. I work S.M.A.R.T. to negotiate the most favorable terms and conditions for my clients; which often extends beyond simply getting the lowest price for buyers, and the highest profit for sellers. With an emphasis on the human aspect of business, I offer consistent, positive, professional service with a smile. So whether you are looking to buy, sell, lease or invest, put Austin Agent Avery on the case! - 8300 N. Mopac Expy Austin, TX (512) 710-9401 - (visit website)
Bobby R. Taylor - Category: Attorney -
1709 East MLK Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702 (512) 476-4886
Can U Imagine - Category: Event Planner- Event party planner for all your important, special events. We do birthday (child and adult), weddings, corporate meetings, family reunions, decorations, crafts, and all done with your vision and imagination and my love! 6709 Walkup Lane Austin, Texas (512) 769-3627
Carpitality - Category: Transportation- We offer convenient, reliable and luxurious transportation in the AUSTIN and BASTROP areas. CARPITALITY boasts a modern fleet of SUVs, passenger vans and buses - guaranteed safe, clean and on time. Please call (512) 763-2068 or (512) 985-7933, and after 10pm (512) 321-3141. We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. - (visit website)
Complete Culture LLC. - Category: Clothing- We are a premium street wear clothing store. That also do custom &screen printing for personal/ business/promotional use. 1724 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 374-1087 Austin, Texas - (visit website)
Fifth Dimension Books - Category: Mobile Bookstore- Fifth Dimension Books is a mobile bookstore that specializes in sci-fi, fantasy, and other fringe genres. Austin, Texas (512) 872-9329 - (visit website)
GJ's Mens Fashion - Category: Apparel - MEN"S AND BOYS" CLOTHING AND Accessory , Carry Name Brand Designer, Suits, Shirts, Ties, Shoes , Plus More!! 7801 North Lamar, Austin, TX. (512) 380-9322 - (visit website)
Huston-Tillotson College - Category: Historically Black College -
900 Chicon St, Austin, TX, 78702-2795 (512) 505-3000 - (visit website)
Keith and Assoc. - Category: Attorney -
605 W. Oltorf St., Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 288-0582
Minister/LifeCoach - Category: LifeCoach - Looking for Speaking engagements. Please call and visit my site. My Life is My Ministry, Jesus said it, I Just Do It. Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21 - 12820 N Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas (512) 704-7809 - (visit website)
Natalie Freeman, Realtor, BBA, M.P.Aff - Category: Realtor - A University of Texas at Austin graduate who is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to those buying or selling real estate in the greater Austin area. (United Real Estate Austin) - 2311 Riddle Rd. Austin, TX 78748 cell: (512) 296-8805 office: (512) 910-7962 ext.13 - (visit website)
Remax Kathy De La Cruz Realtor - Category: Realtor- Austin, one of America's fastest growing cities, is unique and characterized by its vibrant music, film, and art scene with more restaurants than anywhere in America. Surrounded by three gorgeous lakes, it is known for the beauty of its residential hill country. Not only is Austin a great place to live, it is affordable with a healthy market. Here, you have found the right one stop resource for everything you will need to buy or sell your Austin home as well as learn about the market value of homes in your area. Specializing in the central Texas regions of Westlake, Lakeway, Downtown Austin, Lake Travis, Bee Caves, Round Rock, Buda, Kyle, Leander, Cedar Park and the surrounding areas, my website and professional service will assist you every step of the home buying and selling process. Whether you are looking for your dream home, a waterfront property, or simply looking to invest, my commitment to loyalty, honesty, and respect is a sure recipe for success. Superior service is my goal and I want to help you define and achieve your goals in buying and selling a home. My knowledge and love for the area is an invaluable asset to my clients. Through my real estate web site at www.atxmovenow.com, you have the ability to search virtually every home for sale in Austin and all other local areas. In addition to accessing houses and real estate for sale, my website features comprehensive community information for Travis, Hays, and Williamson County areas that can help guide you in making the right buying or selling decision. I look forward to helping you with your real estate needs! I have over 20 years of Real Estate experience and am a Certified EcoBroker and Affordable Housing Expert. 4715 S Lamar, #101-B (512) 470-4877 Sunset Valley, Texas - (visit website)
Richard Adam Howard (Keller Williams) - Category: Realtor- My name is Richard Adam Howard and I am a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. My team and I would be glad to help you in your Real Estate transactions. I can help you buy and sell Real Estate with ease. 1801 S. Mopac EXPY Ste. 100 (512) 649-7707 Austin, Texas - (visit website)
Sunshades Window Tinting - Category: Auto - Call Sunshades Window Tinting for the highest-quality window tint in Austin. In Austin, TX, window tint and car stereos are our specialties. Call today. - 12217 Roxie Drive, Austin, TX. (512) 249-8468 - (visit website)
Super Supper Club (SSC) - Category: Auto - The Super Supper Club of Austin is a social club exclusively for women who enjoy cooking, learning to cook, or just all around good company. Our dinner parties are filled with great food, drinks, and entertainment! - All over Austin and surrounding areas. Austin, TX (512) 644-6586 - (visit website)
The Bedford Law Firm - Category: Attorney -
111 Congress Avenue, Fourth Floor, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 215-4835
The Capitol Times - Category: African American Newspaper -
1250 Capital of Texas Hwy, Two Cielo Center, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78746 (512) 499-8660
The Villager - Category: African American Newspaper -
1223-A Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX, 78702 (512) 476-0082
It's All About You Catering - Owner Mechelle Jackson started this company back in 2003 and did it just because she loved to cook. - PO Box 144201, Austin, TX (512) 803-4659
J.Leonardi's Barbaque - BBQ - Smoked, brisket turkey sausage pulled pork baby back ribs leg quarters. Jalapeno corn pinto beans potato salad. Served by the pound or half. Plates and drinks. We cater and offer seat to eat. Tv's and music. Food court. 1149 1/2 Airport - Austin, TX
Mr. Catfish - Category: Seafood - 1144 Airport Blvd. Ste 220 Austin, TX 78702
East Austin (512) 524-2020 - (reviews)
World Beat Cafe - Category: Cafe - 600 West Martin Luther KIng, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 236-0197
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15th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival 2014 - Austin Texas
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Anointed Zeal Ministries - Non Profit ministry designed to empower other ministries to become effective in their communities; women empowerment and advocate for fatherhood initiatives. 11701 Metric Blvd. #1021 Austin, TX (512) 210-1659
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