Austin, TX: Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About The City from Lincoln-Goldfinch Law's blog

If you are new to the city, you're probably drawn to Austin, TX, because of its live music, breakfast tacos, and sunny weather. And an ideal place to live and a great city to visit!

Moreover, it is renowned for one of its most widely known slogans, "Keep Austin Weird." Below are some exhilarating and fun facts about Austin, TX, that you probably do not know.


Violet Crown City

The slogan "Keep Austin Weird" and "Live Music Capital of the World" are well-known nicknames. However, Austin has a different moniker that signifies this one: "Violet Crown City." The city got its name from the stunning purple sunsets. Think of Austin's "Violet Crown City" the next time you witness and see the purple scenery at sunset. 


Austin was initially known as "Waterloo." That's right, the city of Waterloo was renamed in 1839. It was after the Republic's congress changed to honor one of the city's founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin. 

First Pro Sports Team

The weirdest town in Texas gets its first professional soccer sports team after so long. And you might ask, why not football, basketball, or a good baseball team? Because those are average American sports, and they aren't typical American cities. Though soccer is one of the least-watched sports in the U.S., locals were still ecstatic that Austin, TX, now has an MLS and professional team. 

Oldest Swimming Pool 

Deep Eddy Pool was constructed in 1915 as a resort swimming pool. The bathhouse was designed and built during the Great Depression Era. It was destroyed by a flood but renovated in 1936 and is still open to the public. 

Meanwhile, the Barton Springs pool is the country's largest natural swimming pool. It covers 3 acres and is entirely replete with natural springs.

Largest Urban Bat Colony

Under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin, TX, North America's largest urban bat colony can be found, with one and a half million bats living. If you haven't been there yet, see it for yourself to witness the bats emerge every night! 

The bridge was redeveloped in 1980 and unintentionally designed in a pattern ideal for housing Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. From March to October, these tiny creatures live inside the bridge. And fly across the city at sunset to consume up to 30,000 pounds of insects.

Barton Spring Salamander

Eurycea sosorum, also known as the Barton Springs salamander, can be found only in the Edwards Aquifer Barton Springs area. Unlike most salamanders, this endangered species retains its gills throughout adult life. This salamander is one of the few that spends its entire life in water. 

Eeyore's Birthday

Eeyore's Birthday Party is an annual day-long festival held in Austin, TX, since 1963. This annual celebration allows the community to try to support non-profit organizations. It's free to attend, and there will be plenty of food and beverages. 

It is usually held on the last Saturday of April in Pease District Park in Austin. This festival attracts partygoers who are primarily interested in music.

Moonlight Towers

Moonlight Towers are still in operation in Austin, Texas. These towers, which stand 165 feet tall on top of a 15' foundation, house six carbon arc lamps illuminating a 1,500-foot-radius circle luminous enough to read a watch.

In 1894, the city bought 31 used moonlight towers from Detroit, which continue to light up the sky today. The city spent.3 million in 1993 to replace bolts and electrical cables in the towers, hoping they would last another 100 years. The towers can be seen in the film Dazed and Confused scene.

Austin is unique to any other community in Texas, if not the globe. Something remarkable is constantly happening for visitors and locals in this world-class city for the quirky and adventurous. Tourists are drawn to Austin because of its music events, delicious food, and sunny weather. It's a fantastic place to live and a great city to visit that offers a tiny bit of just about everything.

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