15 Facts About Austin You Never Knew Were True

Austin is ranked one of the most dog-friendly cities in the U.S. with its 12 off leash parks, dog friendly restaurants, and hotels.

Austin has the highest annual book sales in the nation - Smart cookies!

Austin is really the live music capital of the world - There are around 2,000 bands and artists in the city and almost 200 live music venues throughout.

Austin has its very own Bigfoot - named Hairy Man, who allegedly lives on Hairy Man Road.

Austin is known to be one of the nation's "drunkest" cities.

Austin gets about 300 days of sunny weather year-round.

Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America - Some 1.5 million bats during peak season.

The Texas State Capitol was built to be 10-feet taller than the U.S. Captiol - Everything really is bigger in Texas!

Austin is one of the safest (and happiest) cities in the nation.

Austin's population GREW during the Great Depression. Yep, UT's enrollment actually almost doubled during this time as well.