Army Star

Camp Swift Army Base

136th Combat Arms Training Regiment, Texas National Guard Training Center of Excellence
1705 Highway 95 N, Bastrop, Texas

In Austin, the summers are hot and oppressive and the winters are short, cold, and windy. It is partly cloudy year round and over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 97°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 102°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 3 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 97°F and low of 75°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 26 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 43°F and high of 61°F.


The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from April 29 to September 15, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on May 27. The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from September 15 to April 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on January 1.

Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas

Cost of Living
The average cost of living in Austin, TX is 18% higher than the average of Texas and 7% higher than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Austin, TX, the price of goods and services are 8% higher than the average of Texas as well as 1% higher than the nation’s average.

Getting to Know the Area
Bastrop, Texas is apart of the Greater Austin Metropolitan area.  Centered in the heart of Texas, Austin, Texas has transformed from a booming college town to one of the largest, most vibrant cities in the U.S. Austin was even ranked as the number one best place to live on U.S. News’ Best Places to Live in the USA list. In downtown Austin, you’ll find a vibrant business district, delicious restaurants, artistic communities and tons of apartments and condos to choose from. One of the area’s favorite spots running through the heart of the city is Lady Bird Lake, which offers canoes, paddle boats and over 10 miles of endless activities, trails and views. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie or someone who appreciates a stroll, you’ll love being able to call downtown Austin home.


Some points of interest include Bastrop State Park, Historic Main Street Bastrop, Fisherman’s Park, Barton Springs Pool, Mount Bonnell, Circuit of the Americas, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Esther’s Follies, and Rainey Street.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.