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Upcoming Austin Events for December 2017

Your favorite time of year is coming up. That’s right; it’s time for holiday celebrations in Austin. You’ve just put your costume away from your Halloween party and you’re about to thaw out the turkey, but before you enjoy Thanksgiving, make sure you are ready for the fun that is coming up for the holiday season.

The Chuy’s Christmas Parade on November 18th is the perfect way to kick off the season, as well as the Turkey Trot to keep you in shape even with all of the food you’re going to eat on the 23rd. Take a look at what happens right after your favorite food holiday in Austin.

ZACH Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

One event that you can go to now and all through December is the performance of “A Christmas Carol” by the ...

Top Patio Dining With Kids in San Antonio

One of the best ways to dine in San Antonio is definitely to sit at a favorite patio in town.  For some, this favorite pastime came to an end when their family expanded and kids came into the picture. Not only do kids have different dining needs between high chairs and special menus, but they can sometimes get loud at restaurants disturbing other diners.

The good news is that San Antonio has solved that problem by making some kid-friendly patio options so that you can still enjoy the outdoor dining experience and yet the restaurant is catering to the kids more than anything. Between special outdoor play experiences to kid-friendly menu items, take a look at the top patio dining with kids in San Antonio...

Austin, TX Named Best Tech City on the Planet by Savills

You may have thought San Francisco’s Silicon Valley would take the cake for being most techy in the country or even the world, but believe it or not, Austin has just passed all other locations in the world for being the best tech city.

Not only does Austin have established tech companies running things here including Dell and IBM, but the start-up scene is alive and well thanks to great real estate prices, low taxes, and the strong entrepreneurial spirit among residents. Take a closer look at why Savills named Austin the best tech city on the...

Which Austin Neighborhoods are the Trendiest for 2017?

As the year is coming to an end, now is the time to look at what neighborhoods have been really shining in Austin lately. This will not only tell you where people were looking for 2017, but it will give you some ideas of what is hot in 2018 or may sway you to look where no one else is.

The reason people are obsessing over these trendy Austin neighborhoods is because they offer everything from eclectic housing, a great location to everything great about Austin, walkability, and access to top amenities like top schools and ...

Top Kid-Friendly Parks in San Antonio

If you’re new to the San Antonio area, you may be wondering where everyone takes their kids for a day in the park. There are several excellent park options in the area for some family fun whether you’re looking for some fresh air, exercise, or a change of scenery for a picnic lunch.

No matter where you live in town, you won’t be far from a kid-friendly park since they are well-scattered throughout San Antonio. Take a look at some of the top picks for kid-friendly parks and what you can expect to find there.

Brackenridge Park – 3910 N St Mary’s Street

Check out the...

Austin's Best Neighborhoods for Fitness

Are you ready to get in shape and want to make it as simple as possible? Just choose one of Austin’s fitness-friendly neighborhoods. You’ll have exercise built in between walkable neighborhoods to neighborhoods that offer fitness centers.

It doesn’t have to be hard to get your exercise on a daily basis; just incorporate it into your daily routine and you don’t have to worry about gym memberships or setting up a home gym. Take a look at the ways Austin stays in shape by choosing the right neighborhoods.

Downtown Austin

One of the most obvious choices for a fitness-friendly neighborhood is to move to downtown Austin....

Which Texas State Parks are Near Austin

Living in Austin has its advantages and one of those is having access to some incredible state parks. There are several excellent parks in the central part of the state offering a beautiful outdoors experience where you can experience stargazing, hiking, and wildlife.

You can reach McKinney Falls State Park within 10 miles or take a drive to one of the parks an hour away that offer even more. Take a look at the state parks near Austin that you’ll love visiting when you live here.

Bastrop State Park

Located between 10-30 miles from your...

10 Top Conveniences to Include in Your Home Search

Are you getting ready to look for a new home in San Antonio? Your top priority might be budget, size of home, and a great neighborhood, but have you thought about what life will be like once you are settled? You may not want to drive a half hour away to get to your favorite Farmer’s Market or find out that the medical office near your home doesn’t accept your insurance.

What will you do for exercise, car repairs, or to get your weekend Chinese take-out? There are things that are obvious with your home search and others that aren’t so much, so use this guide to make sure you’ve considered the 10 top conveniences that need to be looked at...

Three Austin Area Cities Named to List of Top Places to Raise a Family in Texas

While Austin has always been a great place to raise your family between the great schools, the outdoor recreation, and the wonderful people, there are some cities right in our area that take thee cake for the best in family living. If you’re looking for the perfect family-friendly location, you don’t have to sacrifice Austin living to get it.

You can still enjoy the perks of what makes Austin great while taking advantage of the family fun that is found in these top cities. Take a look at the three Austin area cities named for being a top place to raise a family in the whole state of Texas.

Leander...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lost Creek

If you haven’t checked out the Lost Creek neighborhood in your home search in Lake Travis, this is definitely a neighborhood you won’t want to miss. It’s in the beautiful Lake Travis area while being just southwest of Downtown Austin, popular for its community amenities, natural beauty, and access to some of the top schools. Take a look at what you’ll find when you move to Lost Creek Neighborhood.

Where to find it

Lost Creek is located in the area considered West Austin office of Highway 360 and Bee Cave Road. You’ll find it near the popular Barton...

Top Urban Austin Neighborhoods With Homes from $800K to $1 Million

Are you shopping for your next home in Austin? If you are working with a great budget up to $1 million, you’ll have plenty of wonderful neighborhoods to choose from in the area. You may find you have more options when it comes to fabulous homes with views of Texas Hill Country, and excellent locations near top attractions like museums and shopping. Take a look at what your budget of $800k to $1 million could get you in Austin.

Travis Heights

One of the most popular neighborhoods in town is Travis Heights, a historic neighborhood in the southern part of town. It’s next to the popular Lady Bird Lake as well as Congress Avenue and is one...

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