What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?

Because Austin has a diverse population, there is a good chance you'll be able to find many of the things you are accustomed to.

Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?

Not at all. Clothing stores are readily available for men, women, and children, and there are many fine tailors who can customize wardrobes to suit the more particular expat's requirements.

What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

Residents of Austin typically shop at larger supermarkets like Texas-based H-E-B (Here Everything's Better) which is the leading grocer in Austin. There are at least 39 stores in the area, so you can findan H-E-B in almost every neighborhood. Other grocery stores to look for are Randall's, Albertson's and Wal-Mart supercenters. They sell a full range of groceries in addition to house wares, clothing, toys and other necessities, at reasonable prices.

Specialty food shops and international food stores can also be found throughout Austin. Two popular ones are:

Whole Foods--Austin is home to the headquarters for Whole Foods, the largest retailer of natural and organic foods.

Central Market - A destination market for people who are passionate about food.

Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?

Household items are often purchased at large discount chain stores like Wal -Mart or Target. These stores are easily found near freeways and in most neighborhoods.

What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?

Factors that might affect your shopping habits are price, special needs and also where you live. Most Austinites are accustomed to driving a long distance for shopping, but newcomers prefer to shop closer to home, especially until they become more familiar with the area.

Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.