Life in Austin

Armature Studio is located in Austin, the capital of the state of Texas. Austin has ranked at the top of some very prestigious lists: #1 “Best Places To Live In America”, #2 “Affordability and Job Opportunity” and #1 Fastest Growing US City. About 150 people a day move here, drawn by its warm weather, vibrate night life, music and food scene, beautiful natural surroundings, and high-tech job market. Austin is home to Dell Computers, Indeed, HomeAway, Texas Instruments and Silicon Labs, with more national and international tech companies opening campuses here every day.

Austin is also the third largest game industry hub in the US, with 54 studios (at last count)! And that doesn’t even take into account the small two and three-person indie teams! Austin is home to game jams and Austin Game Dev Beer Nights; to board gaming groups, GDC Austin and SXSW Interactive.

When your city nickname is “Live Music Capital of the World” and your motto is “Keep Austin Weird”, you know there’s going to be a lot of fun to be had! Besides ACL Fest and SXSW Conference, there are festivals and events happening all year round for every type of taste, whether you’re into motorcycles, bats, or even marching bands, Austin has you covered! All of this activity is set against the backdrop of Texas Hill Country and the Colorado River, where water activities and hiking opportunities abound. You could spend a Saturday afternoon blissfully paddling a kayak on the river through the middle of downtown, and then that evening party on 6th Street, where it’s like Mardi Gras every weekend! Or you can head to one of Austin’s 45 (at last count) breweries to try some local suds and hit the food trucks for farm to table eats! Whatever your flavor, Austin has it waiting for you.

And bring the kids! There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities and educational events for the young crowd. Austin area school systems are among the highest ranked in Texas, with both public and charter schools receiving top marks. And what goes great with kids? Dogs! Austin is ranked 4th most dog friendly city in the US, with many establishments allowing your canine pal to join you on the patio. There is seriously nothing better than watching kids and dogs frolicking together in the clear, cool waters of an aquifer fed stream in the Austin greenbelt!

Armature Studio is proud to call Austin home.