Austin, Ind., is located in a prime location in southern Indiana near Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati. Situated in Scott County, the small city of Austin makes up 50 percent of county, along with nearby Scottsburg. Residents in Austin can quickly jump on Interstate 65 or U.S. 31 to travel to nearby communities. People looking for Austin apartments for rent will enjoy this rural, family-friendly city in The Hoosier State. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 4,300 people call Austin home.
Scott County dates back to 1820 when it was officially organized, with Lexington serving as the county seat until 1874. At this time, the county seat was moved to Scottsburg, and the old records were moved at night in fear of a riot breaking out among the communities.
Today, residents living in Scott County experience one of the lowest overall costs of living in the country, which is 19 percent lower than the national average, according to Best Places. However, people considering a move to Austin will have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and will likely need a car to get around town. Walkscore.com rated Austin as somewhat walkable.
Scott County is quickly becoming a small tourist hub in the Midwest, and because it's centrally located, there are often people traveling through the community. The region is home to several casinos and the Ross Country Jamboree in the old Scott Theatre. Residents of Austin are also only about 35 miles away from the site of the Kentucky Derby, one of the world's finest horse races.
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