Austin January 22, 2018
9 Totally True Stereotypes Austinites Should Just Accept As Fact
There are a lot of stereotypes floating around this city, and most of them need to be put to rest. Some, however, have a glimmer of truth to them. We’re a quirky bunch — it’s okay to admit it! These are nine totally true stereotypes Austinites should just accept as fact.
1. We're all a little weird.
To outsiders, Austinites are definitely a kooky bunch. After you've been here a while, though, that weirdness seems less obvious. Doesn't everybody celebrate Eeyore's birthday?
2. Everyone's working for a startup
Numerous tech companies have launched in this city, and the innovations just keep coming. Nearly everyone you meet is working on a new project, business, or app.
3. We're always networking
Austin is a bubbling pool of creativity, and you never know who will end up launching your startup to the next level. With so many networking mixers like BossBabes ATX, its never been easier to find the perfect person for a job.
4. Everyone is a musician
The saying is true: you can't throw a rock without hitting a musician in Austin. From blues to country, you'll hear toe-tapping tunes everywhere you go.
5. We love our bikes
Whether we're pedaling along the shores of Lady Bird Lake or whipping by East Austin's colorful murals, one thing is always certain: Austinites love riding their bikes.
6. And we take our dogs with us everywhere we go.
In Austin, dogs are welcome almost everywhere. `Off-leash dog parks keep our four-legged friends feeling free, and Yard Bar will even has tasty beverages for the humans!
7. It's a city full of hipsters
East Austin is hailed as one of the most hipster places in America, and it's easy to see why. Street art lines almost every corner, and there's always a new music venue ready to sweep you off your feet.
8. We like to stick to our neighborhood
"Ugh, the we have to drive across the river? Why don't we just stay home."
9. It's always casual Friday.
If you're caught wearing slacks and a blazer to work, people are going to wonder what happened. In Austin, the typical dress code includes a pair of denim shorts, comfortable flip flops, and a cotton T-shirt you bought at a concert.
What are some other totally true stereotypes about Austin?