Austin located in the south-central part of Texas, the state capital and administrative center of the county Travis. The city was founded in 1839 and today it is the 4th largest city in Texas and the 14th in the USA (790,000 people). The center of political and administrative activities. Austin has one of the largest universities in the US - University of Texas. One of the main places for shopping is the area SoCo, located in the south of Congress Avenue. Where you can find many shops, restaurants and coffee shops, as this place takes a lot of parades. To get a real feel for the city, browse the funky stores along South Congress, the record shops on South First, or the vintage boutiques around North Loop. For something more upscale, visit the hip downtown storefronts of 2nd Street District.