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Around the Area at HGTV Smart Home 2015

Take a visual tour of Austin, Texas, a city that boasts legendary live music, a burgeoning restaurant scene, unique culture and now the HGTV Smart Home 2015.
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The Live Music Capitol of the World

With a friendly and eclectic personality, Austin, Texas consistently draws people from across the world to its high quality of life, abundant resources, lively entertainment and active lifestyle.

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Endless Outdoor Adventures

In a city with 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, the possibilities for outdoor activities are endless. Located in the heart of Austin, Lady Bird Lake is popular among those who enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. For those who prefer to stay dry, the 10 mile trail that boarders Lady Bird Lake is a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists.

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Texas State Capitol

Located in the middle of Congress Avenue as a testament to the history of the Lone Star State, the Capitol building was completed in 1888, standing taller than the nation's Capitol.

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A Creative Center

Founded in 1883, the University of Texas is the heart of the Austin community.

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