Did you know that everyday roughly 50 people move to Austin, drawn to the Texas capital’s live music scene, outdoor events, and cultural exhibitions? Austin was founded in 1839 along the Colorado River and was originally coined the “Waterloo”, but was later rebranded as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The city remains rich in history and is prized for its self-described “weird’ culture. From the stately Capitol near downtown to the LGJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin, there is far more than meets the eye in this Central Texas city.

With countless music venues and local bands to entertain residents and tourists, Austin is always at the forefront of both modern and classic takes on musical composition. The metro area is home to renowned music festivals, well-established bookstores, art galleries, as well as progressive careers in the arts, entertainment and tech. It’s no wonder that U.S. News ranked Austin as 2017’s best place to live based on quality of life and the current job market. Whatever your interest is, the city of Austin is perfect for anyone to build the custom home of their dreams.

Thanks to Austin’s strong economy, beautiful weather, and thriving metro, the city is luring new residents and families. Austin is situated along the Colorado River, with three gorgeous lakes, all located within the city limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Travis. These beautiful lakes are perfect for water sports and family recreation, as well as exclusive neighborhoods and lakefront homes. 

At Diamante Custom Homes, we serve the following finest neighborhoods in Austin: West Lake Hills, Clarksville, Tarrytown, Northwest Hills, Old Enfield, Mt. Bonnell, Highland Park, Lake Austin neighborhoods, and many more. Our premier Austin communities are full of homes of about one to six acres of land, waterfront views, and top-of-the-line property features, including upscale finishes, designer pools, spacious courtyards, and unique architectural designs.

Diamante Custom Homes helps families looking to live in Austin and build custom homes in distinctive neighborhoods. Living in Austin gives families and residents ample neighborhoods, luxurious properties, exceptional school districts, and top shopping and dining. With a plethora of activities and events in Austin, Texas, we thought you might like to have these links to get to know the booming city. Also, if you live in the city and would like to add to this list, please let us know!

There are so many different things to do in the Greater Austin and Marble Falls, we thought you might like to have these links to different things to do throughout the city. Also, if you live in this area and know of a really great resource we should include on this list, please let us know!

Music Venues

Sahara Lounge

The White Horse

Elephant Room

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon

Paramount Theatre

Victory Grill


Zilker Metropolitan Park

McKinney Falls State Park

Mount Bonnell

Barton Spring Pools

Bastrop State Park

Pease District Park


Rocket Electrics Austin Tours

PubCrawler of Austin

Gliding Revolution


Flat Creek Estate

Austin Detours

Live Love Paddle

Double Decker Austin Tours

Sail Austin

Fly Lake Austin

Heart of Texas Wine Tours

Austin Eats Food Tours


LBJ Presidential Library

Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Blanton Museum of Art

Museum of the Weird

Wild About Music

Austin Toy Museum

Harry Ransom Center

Graffiti Park at Castle Hills


Texas Military Forces Museum

Elisabet Ney Museum