5 Themes of Geography: Austin
By Hayden Reinarz
Austin, Texas is found at 30.2500 N, 97.7500 W. Austin is in the South Central part of Texas. It is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from San Antonio, Texas and about 4 hours 30 minutes away from Dallas, Texas.
Austin is a beautiful city surrounded by green valleys. The downtown area is on the beautiful Town Lake also know as Lady Bird Lake. First Street bridge (shown above) crosses over Town Lake and as you drive by you can see the paddle boarders and kayakers. The sun is always shining and the sky is the most beautiful blue you will ever see.
Austin is in the region of the Texas Hill Country. The hill country contains many lush green hills and wildlife. Rivers and streams babble throughout the hills and beautiful Spring-fed lakes can be found all around the Hill Country.
Austin is known as the music capital of the world. Tens of thousands of people a year visit the city from all over the world to attend and participate in the world famous music festivals that Austin hosts. Examples of the festivals are Austin City Limits and South by South West.
Human Enviroment Interaction
Austinites have endured many hot summers and the only ways to cool off are to hop into a pool or stay inside! Barton springs (below) is a man-made spring fed pool that hundreds of Austinites enjoy on a 105 degree day. This 68 degree pool is a great way to escape the heat without being trapped inside.
Keep Austin Weird
Austin is famous for many things, music, bike riders, food trucks, the UT Longhorns, and above all just plain being weird. It's famous logo 'Keep Austin Weird" is worn worldwide on t-shirts and bumper stickers. (Below)