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Austin, MN 55912
Overview of Austin
The small city of Austin, Minn., is located about 22 miles east of the tourist town of Albert Lea. Other than its proximity to this vacation center, Austin is an isolated city: It is more than 100 miles south of Minneapolis and 170 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa. Those searching for Austin apartments for rent will appreciate its small-town feel, sense of progress and hometown values. Home to about 24,000 people, Austin is a great place to raise a family. Austin is also a great destination for researchers and scientists, as it is home to The Hormel Institute, which has drawn more than 2,000 researchers from around the globe. This beautiful small town offers a little bit of everything and a high quality of life.
Living in Austin, MN
Austin was founded along the old Territorial Trail, which runs along the banks of the Cedar River. Trapping, foresting and agriculture attracted settlers to the area throughout the 19th century. Today, down-to-earth values are apparent in the city's sense of togetherness and fondness for family-oriented lifestyles.
Austin's median resident age is about 6 years younger than the Minnesota state average and more than a quarter of its population is younger than 18. These factors and more combine to make Austin an ideal location for young families. However, seniors will also find that Austin suits their needs, as almost 18 percent of the city's population is older than 65. This is significantly more than the statewide average of about 13 percent. Austin is truly a city of residents from all walks of life who enjoy socializing with one another, improving their city and enjoying the Minnesota landscape.
Austin Attractions and Special Events
Austin's quirkiest and most-loved attraction is the SPAM Museum. Those searching for Austin rentals will definitely want to check out this unique attraction, which boasts pork-inspired nicknames like The Guggenham, M.O.M.A. (Museum of Meat-Themed Awesomeness) and Porkopolis. Residents and visitors alike will appreciate the museum's 16,500 square feet of exhibits and pork-related artifacts.
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