Austin is more than plaid-and-denim-loving hipsters, taco trucks and late-night live music. Besides the Texas state capitol building, Austin is also home to Southern Careers Institute’s corporate headquarters and campus–both located in South Austin.
With the city expanding and growing in leaps and bounds, it can be hard to keep up with what’s happening. Thankfully we leaned on our very own SCI Austin staff members, aka SCI Austin Map & South Austin city guide experts to give us their top picks for getting down and around South Austin.
Top industries to work in South Austin
According to the Texas Comptroller, the top industries for the Capital region (which includes Bastrop, Blanco and Travis counties) include
- Software publishers
- Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
- Heavy and civil engineering construction
- State government
… among others!
Top spot for cheap eats in South Austin
“You can’t get much more Austin than the ‘OG’ Chuy’s!”
Tye Fussell, Creative Director
Other spots to chow down in South Austin
“Juicy, delicious brisket tacos on homemade flour tortillas.”
Go on Mondays for the Sicilian deep dish slices of cheese and pepperoni!
Top spot to shop in South Austin
Gourmet groceries and home goods — aka, fancy H-E-B
Top spot to take kids in South Austin
The largest laser tag arena in Texas!
Top spot to sweat in South Austin
No excuse to not workout after class–it’s right next to SCI Austin!
Top spot for coffee in South Austin
Not only lattes, but food trucks and live music in the evenings makes this South Austin hotspot SCI staff and student approved!
Want to hit up more South Austin city spots?
Check out our SCI Austin Map & South Austin City Guide on Google Maps!
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