Nestled deep in the heart of Texas, the state capital Austin is located along the Colorado River. This is where the ranches of the Texas hill country meet the prairies of the coastal plain. Austin has skyscrapers and crowds, but isn’t the biggest city in Texas, and has a distinct Bohemian feel. The university city attracts the young and the talented, so the population is growing fast. In a bid to keep the original, laid back, and anything goes spirit alive, Austin’s long-term residents make a point of keeping Austin weird.