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Austin, Texas

  • Population: 709,800
  • Cost of Living: What is the cost of living? 2007 Data - U.S 100 Composite Index: 96.2 Grocery Items: 92.3 Housing: 87.1 Utilities: 91.5 Transportation: 100.0 Health Care: 99.3 Miscellaneous Goods and Services: 104.9
  • Rain: 33.95 inches
  • January High: - January Low: 39.6
  • July High: 95 - July Low:

Tucson, Arizona

  • Population: 532,000
  • Cost of Living: Average
  • Rain: 11 inches
  • January High: 64 - January Low: 38
  • July High: 99 - July Low: 74

Danville, Kentucky

  • Population: 15,477
  • Cost of Living: Below average.
  • Rain: 45 inches
  • Snow: 15 inches
  • January High: 40 - January Low: 23
  • July High: 86 - July Low: 68

Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Population: 97,671
  • Cost of Living: Below average.
  • Rain: 9 inches
  • Snow: 3 inches
  • January High: 57 - January Low: 21
  • July High: 96 - July Low: 62

Villages, Florida

  • Population: 75,000
  • Cost of Living: 95, Lower than the state average.
  • Rain: 50 inches
  • Snow: None
  • January High: 68 - January Low: 45
  • July High: 91 - July Low: 71

Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Population: 128,000
  • Cost of Living: 103- slightly higher than the national average of 100.
  • Rain: 15 inches
  • Snow: 50 inches
  • January High: 41 - January Low: 12
  • July High: 86 - July Low: 54

Camarillo, California

  • Population: 65,000
  • Cost of Living: Above average
  • Rain: 13 inches
  • Snow: None
  • January High: 66 - January Low: 41
  • July High: 80 - July Low: 59

Paso Robles, California

  • Population: 29,950
  • Cost of Living: 28.05% Higher than the U.S. average.
  • Rain: 15 inches
  • Snow: None
  • January High: 61 - January Low: 33
  • July High: 100 - July Low: 50

Reno, Nevada

  • Population: 385,000
  • Cost of Living: Above average
  • Rain: 7.5 inches
  • Snow: 25.3 inches
  • January High: 45 - January Low: 21
  • July High: 92 - July Low: 51

St. George, Utah

  • Population: About 60,000 in St. George, 125,000 in Washington County.
  • Cost of Living: Slightly below average.
  • Rain: 8 inches primarily in April and May.
  • Snow: About one snowstorm per year, lasting only a few hours.
  • January High: 54 - January Low: 27
  • July High: 102 - July Low: 69

Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Population: About 39,500 in Charottesville and 88,400 in Albemarle County.
  • Cost of Living: Above average.
  • Rain: 47 inches
  • Snow: 24 inches
  • January High: 44 - January Low: 26
  • July High: 86 - July Low: 65

Maryville, Tennessee

  • Population: 25,000 in Maryville, 113,000 in Blount County.
  • Cost of Living: Below average
  • Rain: 47 inches
  • Snow: 12 inches
  • January High: 47 - January Low: 10
  • July High: 87 - July Low: 68

Ashland, Oregon

  • Population: 20,085
  • Cost of Living: Above average.
  • Rain: 19 inches
  • Snow: 7 inches
  • January High: 45 - January Low: 30
  • July High: 90 - July Low: 54

Athens, Georgia

  • Population: 108,222
  • Cost of Living: Lower than average.
  • Rain: 49.7 inches
  • Snow: Less than 1 inch
  • January High: 52 - January Low: 32
  • July High: 90 - July Low: 69

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Population: 51,485 permanent residents, plus 26,000 students during the regular University of North Carolina session, 17,585 in adjacent Carrboro and 120,881 in Orange County.
  • Cost of Living: Above average.
  • Rain: 41.43 inches
  • January High: 51 - January Low: 27
  • July High: 89 - July Low: 66

Aiken, South Carolina

  • Population: 25,337 in the town of Aiken, 145,000 in the county.
  • Cost of Living: Below average.
  • Rain: 47 inches
  • Snow: 1 inch
  • January High: 58 - January Low: 36
  • July High: 90 - July Low: 75

Pinehurst, North Carolina

  • Population: 9706 in Pinehurst, 74,769 in Moor County
  • Cost of Living: Average
  • Rain: 51 inches
  • Snow: 6 inches
  • January High: 55 - January Low: 44
  • July High: 91 - July Low: 68

Asheville, North Carolina

  • Population: About 70,000 residents in the city, 215,000 in Buncombe County. Asheville is the county seat and regional cultural, medical and educational hub.
  • Cost of Living: Slightly below average.
  • Rain: 48 inches
  • Snow: 15 inches
  • January High: 47 - January Low: 25
  • July High: 83 - July Low: 63

Columbia, Missouri

  • Population: 91,800
  • Cost of Living: 91.2 - Below Average
  • Rain: 41 Inches
  • Snow: 22 Inches
  • January High: 36 - January Low: 18
  • July High: 88 - July Low: 67

Bend, Oregon

  • Population: 80,100
  • Cost of Living: Above average
  • Rain: 12 inches
  • Snow: 33.8 inches
  • January High: 40 - January Low: 21
  • July High: 82 - July Low: 44

Prescott, Arizona

  • Population: 38,930 in Prescott and 227,000 in Yavapai County.
  • Cost of Living: Above Average, Index 105
  • Rain: 19 inches
  • Snow: 21 inches
  • January High: 50 - January Low: 22
  • July High: 89 - July Low: 57

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Saturdays Free Country One Step, Two Step, Waltz Dance Lessons in Austin

DANCE U2 dance company presents: Free Country Two Step, One Step, & Country Waltz

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Showdown in Tombstone in Tucson

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“Kenny Rogers Final World Tour” in Danville

Rogers is embarking on what will be his final world tour with a show that will celebrate his musical legacy:  The Gambler’s Last Deal.

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One-Act Play Festival in Las Cruces

The festival will highlight short pieces, many original works, many written by local personalities.

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A Twist of Lemmon at The Villages

Chris is an exceptional performer, actor and a classically trained musician.

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First Friday Gallery Walk in Fort Collins

Art galleries and museums flourish in Downtown Fort Collins!

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Relay for Life of Camarillo

The 2017 Relay For Life of Camarillo is planned for April 8-9, 2017 from 9am to 9am at the Camarillo Premium Outlets

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Photography Workshop - Spirit-N-Light in Paso Robles

The Spirit-N-Light workshops with Piper Mackay are designed to develop your skills in creating powerful images using dramatic natural lighting, an element that can be the difference between a snapshot and a great shot.

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Brew Club Tuesdays in Reno

Brew Club Tuesdays is the place to be!

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St. George Art And Studio Tour

The new St. George / Art and Studio Tour is a free, self-guided weekend tour and celebration of the St George Art community! As part of a county-wide Art and Studio Tour season, it will run the 3rd week of the month, from Sept.-June.

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Live Glassblowing near Charlottesville

Visit our public hot shop to watch our glassblowers practice their craft, ask questions and even get involved! You can assist the glass blower in making a hand-blown ornament in our Blow Your Own Ornament experience.

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Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Maryville

A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling and good food.

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Band du Pays Swing Concert & Dance in Ashland

Our concert & dance features classic swing jazz from 1920s through 1950s, including a pre-show half hour dance lesson

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Athens Beer Week

An exciting week of spring beer events in the beautiful college town of Athens, Georgia, USA. Come out and support local craft beer!

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2nd Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill

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2017 Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing

Authors, books, wine, food, sweet tea! Fun for the entire family & Open to the Public.

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“Facebook Ads - How to Effectively Use Them” Seminar in Pinehurst

This seminar will teach participants what’s new on Facebook and how to maximize it’s possibilities.

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Live Music & Great Food in Asheville

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

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Marion Bridge in Columbia

Marion Bridge is the humorous, irreverent, and moving story by Daniel MacIvor that demonstrates the absolute power of family and how it can heal as much as it harms.

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Bend Spring Festival

Northwest Crossing Drive, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

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Chalk It Up! Prescott

In just nine years Chalk It Up! Prescott has created a community centered public art event attended by over 5,000 people. All ages have the opportunity to create drawings, listen to music, view the art and share in the fun.

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Austin, Texas Details

Austin, known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it’s also unofficially known as the best city in Texas, especially by those who make their home here.
Ask people what they love most about living in the Austin area, and you’ll find as many answers as stars in the big Texas sky. For some, it’s the Hill Country, with its gentle rolling slopes and beautiful vistas. For others, it’s the lakes, the creeks, and the swimming holes that offer an escape from the work-a-day world. Others claim that the real reason to live here is the culture, the arts, the laid back attitude. Whether you are an Austin native or a recent transplant, Austin is a city of worldly culture where people feel welcome.
Education has always been a central concern in Austin, probably because the city’s such an educated town.

In a June 2006 study conducted by BizJournals.com, of the 53 largest cities in the U.S., Austin jumped from number 26 to number 3 as one of the top communities with “the highest concentration of brainpower.” The study analyzed the educational level of adults in nearly 16,000 cities and towns with criteria that included the number of college graduates and the resident’s abilities to “innovate, create, compete and make money.”

When it comes to leisure, Austinites have many choices. . After all, there are only two days in the weekend. Trying to figure out how to fit in the many exciting activities Austin has to offer into that one weekend can prove challenging.

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Sales Tax

8.25%

Property Tax

Average property tax is $5,538.

Education

An intellectual town. In a June 2006 study conducted by BizJournals.com, of the 53 largest cities in the U.S., Austin jumped from number 26 to number 3 as one of the top communities with “the highest concentration of brainpower.” The study analyzed the educational level of adults in nearly 16,000 cities and towns with criteria that included the number of college graduates and the resident’s abilities to “innovate, create, compete and make money.”

What colleges and universities are in the Austin area?
The University of Texas at Austin
Huston-Tillotson College
St. Edward’s University
Concordia University at Austin
Texas State University, San Marcos
Austin Community College
Southwestern University

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census 2004 American Community Survey - the most recent survey available - the city of Austin ranks fifth in the number of college graduates, with 45 percent of the population holding a degree. Fortune magazine has also recognized Austin as one of the country’s top five intellectual capitals, and ranked number 3 on Forbes “Best Place for Business and Careers” ranking, in part because of a highly educated workforce.

Growth, education and community support
That workforce has grown, too. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the Austin which includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties increased from 846,227 to 1,249,763 from 1990 to 2000 - a nearly 48 percent increase in growth. And, as of July 2006, Austin’s population grew to 1,541,400.

Austin’s growth has had an impact on education. Between the business growth and the schools bringing people to this area, school districts have doubled in size to accommodate more students. It’s no wonder that Austinites are very supportive of education and have consistently approved bond packages in Austin and nearby communities to renovate and build new schools.

Health

Scott & White Healthcare
300 University Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
512-509-0100
A 111-year tradition of patient-centered healthcare is now accessible in Williamson and Travis counties. Scott & White primary care and specialty clinics are strategically located for your convenience. Each clinic is networked with our 68-acre healthcare system in Round Rock, which features specialty physicians and sophisticated diagnostic capabilities. Scott & White accepts most major insurance plans. http://www.umc.sw.org.

Austin Surgical Hospital
3003 Bee Cave Road
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 314-3800


Brackenridge Hospital
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 324-7000

Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78766
(512) 353-8979

Children’s Hospital of Austin
1400 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 324-8000

Cornerstone Hospital of Austin
4207 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 706-1900


Dell Children’s Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

HealthSouth Hospital
1215 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-5700


Heart Hospital of Austin
3801 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 407-7000

North Austin Medical Center
12221 North MoPac Blvd.
Austin, TX
(512) 901-1000

Scott & White
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508
(254) 724-2111

Scott & White Cedar Park
900 Quest Parkway
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 260-6100

Scott & White Georgetown
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 819-0500


Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 West 38th Street
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 324-1000

Seton Medical Center Williamson
Opening Early 2008, University Blvd. and FM 1460
Round Rock, TX 78664

Seton Northwest Hospital
11113 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 324-6000


Seton Pflugerville Healthcare Center
200 N. Heatherwilde Blvd.
Austin, TX 78660
(512) 324-5350

Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
3501 Mills Avenue
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 324-2000

 
Seton Southwest Hospital
7900 FM 1826
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 324-9000

Smithville Regional Hospital
800 East Texas 71
Smithville, TX 78957
(512) 237-3214