Emily Starbuck Gerson has lived in Austin since June of 2003 and loves the city with a passion. She enjoys everything it has to offer, from the non-stop music scene to the laid-back, pet-friendly attitude, and is a big proponent of keeping Austin weird. Gerson holds a communications degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has a journalism background. Her writing has been published in Envy Magazine, TRIBEZA magazine, TexasMonthly.com, and many other publications and websites.
Austin is an eclectic city with a relaxed vibe and rich Texas flavor. Over the last few decades, Austin has transformed from a college town to a major city that receives national acclaim for its music and film festivals. The capital of the state of Texas and the self-proclaimed "live music capital of the world," Austin is becoming an increasingly desirable place to live and visit.