What Neighborhood in Austin Should You Live In?

By: Talin Vartanian

What Neighborhood in Austin Should You Live In?
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About This Quiz

There's the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, an exotic aquarium in Dallas, but do you know which city is known as the "live music capital of the world?" Austin ... the city of the famous South by Southwest music festival and the Salt Lick BBQ restaurant. It's also a place where quirky locals can embrace their unique personalities and love of music, because there really is no other place like Austin, Texas.

So why should someone visit or live in a city like this? For one thing, Austin is home to many types of outdoor adventures, which include lakes, parks and hiking trails. Locals also love this "city of the violet crown" for Lady Bird Lake, Mount Bonnell and the Barton Creek Greenbelt. But if you're more of a city person, then perhaps live music, bars and trendy restaurants would suit you better! Try to find the secret bar at Clive Bar and Bar Illegal or watch some comedy at Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. 

Whatever you decide to do, this city is sure to welcome you with open arms and a pint of beer. So if you're feeling hungry for more, then it's time to find out what part of Austin you should live in with this Texas quiz!

Swing dancing Would you rather go out swing dancing or go to Atown?
Swing dancing
How about Jester King Brewery instead?
I'd rather go to The Institution Theater.
Go to Atown

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Lake Travis Sunset If you brought a friend to Austin, what type of tourist attraction would you take them to?
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lake Travis
Austin Art Garage
Hancock Golf Course

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Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake If you love the water, then you'll probably love kayaking in Austin, right?
Heck yes!
I would probably do this on my day off.
I would only go out kayaking with some friends.
Umm ... no thanks

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Residential home with large green front lawn in Dallas, Texas What type of home would you want to live in in Texas?
Apartment
1930's architectural home
Contemporary-style home
Condo

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Scavenger Hunt Would you ever try the Austin Scavenger Hunt Adventure?
Try it? I always win at it!
I'm not really interested, but it sounds cool.
I'm too busy drinking to even understand what that means.
I'd help a friend out if they needed a teammate.

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Group of friends in backyard dishing up food Austin is great for those who are outgoing! Would you describe yourself as a people person?
Of course, I love chatting with people!
If I'm with a friend, then I'm absolutely a people person.
Not really, I like to be alone.
It depends on how much I've had to drink.

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Fast food Texas is full of notable food spots, but what's actually the best fast food restaurant in Austin?
P. Terry's Burger Stand
Sonic
Sundaze
Whataburger

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Showhome viewing If you were shopping for a home in an Austin neighborhood, what would you seek out the most?
Lots of shopping centers
Outdoor adventures
Live music
Museums

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Young man on his morning bicycle commute to work What's your preferred mode of transportation when going to work?
Biking
Bus
Car or Uber
Walking

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 What Texas event calls for a gathering of your friends and family?
Statesman Cap10K
Austin lobster festival
Whiskey round up
Music festival

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Nightscape of Austin This great city has so much to offer in terms of entertainment. What would you want to see on a Friday night?
Concert
Jazz shows
I'm up for anything!
Comedy

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Two men sitting and talking in the Town Lake Park Even Texas is known for their fashionable styles! How is yours similar to the people of Austin?
Hipster cool
Cowboy chic
Super casual
Business casual

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Outdoor BBQ Grill A long day of BBQ eats calls for a run at which of these notable Austin spots?
The Boardwalk
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Garrison Park
Run? What's that?

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Texas flag speech bubble Which of these Texas phrases is in your vocabulary?
"More than you can shake a stick at."
"Bless your heart."
"Fixin’ to."
"If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute."

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Laughing friends hanging out around fire in backyard Austin has a great mix of city and country vibes, but where are you on this spectrum?
Mostly city with some country vibes
100% country person
I'm a mix of both.
I'm all about city life.

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Downtown Austin at Night on Sixth Ave If you lived in Austin, which of these bars would you frequent with a friend?
The Roosevelt Room
Boulevard Bar and Grill
Bender
Back Lot

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Jazz musicians performing in nightclub Texas is known for its versatile tunes and musicians. What type of music gets you jazzed up?
Rock and roll
Country
Gospel
Jazz

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University of Texas Would you want to live near the University of Texas?
I don't care either way.
No, I don't want to be near a school.
I'm not really sure.
Yes, because I would want to go to school there.

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Austin restaurants Every Austin neighborhood is filled with great spots, but where do you want to live near?
A music venue
A lake
Trendy restaurants
A record shop

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Brick Houses on Rural Street Which do you prefer — living in a trendy or a vintage-inspired neighborhood?
Trendy
Vintage
Trendy with some vintage elements
I don't care either way.

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Spaghetti and meatballs Which of these cuisines makes you feel right at home in Texas?
Modern southern fare
Fusion food
Anything Asian-inspired
Pizza!

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Scuptures Austin is known for its artsy folks. Would you blend in with this type of crowd?
How artsy are we talking?
Nope, they're not my scene.
Of course, I'm pretty artistic myself.
I get along with anyone and everyone.

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Smoked barbecue variety of meats Would you rather visit an old pit BBQ or drink at the Moontower Saloon?
I'll take the old pit BBQ.
Right now, neither
The Moontower Saloon is calling my name.
I'm all for drinking AND eating!

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Canoes on Town Lake in Downtown Austin What is something that you really admire about Austin?
The number of activities to do
The scenic beauty
The people
The food

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Mural What would you most likely discover on the Street Art Tour?
Bat-shaped bike racks
I'm not really an artistic person.
Cool murals
Graffiti

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Waffle, texas sized Which of these totally-Texas things would you want to try?
Chicken and waffles
Breakfast tacos
Canned wine
Buttered coffee

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Texas bungalow Austin sure has some beautiful homes, but what type of home is calling your name?
Townhome
Queen Anne home
Modern home
Craftsman bungalow

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Pizza Austin's got its fair share of phrases, but what does the phrase "home slice" mean to you?
A pizza place
Someone who is a good friend
I have no idea.
It probably has something to do with food.

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Terry's Texas Rangers Memorial and Capitol Dome Which of these Austin stereotypes seems the most accurate to you?
It's a very proud city.
Everyone loves music.
It's super, super hot there.
It's a little ... strange.

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Shaved Ice Would you ever order a tiger's blood snow cone?
Count me in!
A what?
No, thank you
Hmm ... maybe

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