From food trucks and the symphony to hiking trails and world-class golf, we have many interest groups that will introduce you to what makes Austin such a dynamic city.


New to the Austin metropolitan area or experiencing something new in your life? Austin Newcomers is dedicated to fostering  perfect opportunities for newcomers to meet and make friends. We socialize often and in many venues. Non-members can try two events before joining.


Want to try something new? Have an idea for an interest group that we don’t offer? You can start one. We want you to grow with us!


Indulge your interests and learn about Austin at the same time. Austin Newcomer events, tours and interest groups cover everything from the culinary and cultural to unique experiences like The Rodeo and Bat Cruise.

Austin Newcomers… We’re Glad You’re Here

Whether you’ve just arrived in Austin or lived here for years, Austin Newcomers offers an instant social calendar filled with opportunities to enjoy and explore this vibrant city. With hundreds of members and a variety of interest groups, it’s a great way for you to find friends and activities in your new home town. But you don’t have to be a newcomer to join the fun. Some members are long-time residents who share an interest in meeting friends and enjoying the casual hospitality that makes Austin a great place to live. Join us and you’ll soon discover why the Austin Chronicle has described ANC as “The Best Way to Get Acquainted With the Best of Austin.” Membership is open to anyone in the greater Austin metropolitan area. No matter how long you’ve been in Austin, we’re glad you’re here.