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Attraction Spotlight: LBJ Presidential Library In Austin

The LBJ Presidential Library is one of 13 Presidential Libraries in the National Archives and Records Administration. Here you’ll find 45 million pages of documents regarding the career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and his associates.

The president wanted future generations to have the opportunity to learn about this period of history through the library made in his name. This is a "must see" Austin attraction that features unique exhibits like the interactive Vietnam War exhibit. Here you'll be able to hear telephone conversations of the president and to learn about legislation during this time.

Visiting the Library

The library has elevators for easy access, video presentations with closed captioned for...

What Is The Austin Golf Trail?

The Austin Golf Trail is a great way to find the best course throughout the city and the surrounding area. It's run by PGA professionals that know Austin golf very well. With plenty of featured courses, resorts, hotels and regular specials, the Austin Golf Trail is the best resource for golfers in the area.

Whether you have friends coming in to visit or you just want to discover some of the finest course, the trail map will help. It will not only help you find the right courses, but it will also help you find accommodations nearby.

Austin Golf Courses

The Austin Golf Trail includes 20 golf courses. The courses named as a part of the trail are some of...

Austin Tech Industry: Poised To Be The Next Silicon Valley?

Many locals in Austin have said it was going to become the next Silicon Valley, but they don't always hold that much clout. However, when Forbes echoes the same thing, it may just be true.

When the Silicon Valley exploded it was due to the technology sector coming to the area and causing amazing growth. It also had to do with a few other characteristics of the area. The tech industry here is in the same place and ready to explode, as well. Here's why Austin may be the next Silicon Valley.

Investors And Buyers Don't Fit As Well In Silicon Valley Anymore

Silicon Valley isn't as affordable as Austin. This causes many investors and home buyers to move away and into a new...

What Are The Best Italian Restaurants In Austin?

Finding a great Italian restaurant in Austin isn't hard. There are plenty of good choices throughout the city. Here are some of the best Italian restaurants in Austin if you're craving Italian.

Siena: 6203 North Capital of Texas Highway

The building will remind you much of an Italian Tuscan villa. The menu is full of wine by the glass with 20 different options and lent of classic Italian dishes. There are also plenty of great dishes with a twist at Siena.

Botticelli's: 1321 South Congress Ave

Botticelli's features an outdoor beer...

Top Things to do in Round Rock

Round Rock is found very close to Austin and is generally thought of as a part of the metropolitan area. The city is growing and there are plenty of things to do in the Round Rock area. Whether you're planning to move to the area or visit, here are some popular things to do in Round Rock, including some of its top attractions!

Round Rock Express

A great place to take the family, the Round Rock Express is a minor league baseball team with affordable tickets and plenty of fun in store. The kids can enjoy the bungee trampoline, basketball, pitching stations and even the rock wall. The play...

Where Is the Best Austin Shopping To Be Found?

Those looking for best Austin shopping spots will be pleased to discover there's great opportunities all around the city. We have some of the most eclectic boutiques and some that are simply a bit crazy.

You won't find as many of the typical chain stores in Austin, especially in the top shopping districts, such as the Second Street District. Here's a look at what you will find when you go shopping in Austin, Texas.

Shopping Districts, Malls and Centers

There...

Austin Nightlife: Live Music, Theater & More

Austin, Texas is known for the music scene. With about 200 different venues features all types of music from blues to punk to country and more, there are regular shows just about every night.

There's more to Austin nightlife than just live music, however. If you want to catch a great show, it's easy to find one, but you can also enjoy plenty of other nightlife options. Here are some of the top places to go for Austin nightlife.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater: 310 West Willie Nelson Boulevard

If you want to catch a great live performance, this is the place to go. It's found downtown and is part of the thriving Austin live music scene throughout...

Things To Do In Austin For Families

Family activities are very important. Whether you have younger children or a mix of older and younger, getting everybody out of the house together matters. Here are some of the things to do in Austin for families that are popular with locals and visitors alike.

Austin Nature and Science Center

With many interesting exhibits, the Austin Nature and Science Center is perfect for the entire family. You will find all types of fun activities and learning opportunities here. Children can learn about coyotes, owls, porcupines, snakes and so much more. There is even a Dino Pit area for finding fossils.

Texas Bike Tours

If you...

Discover True Class And Luxury At The Driskill Hotel

Known as one of the premier hotels in the entire city of Austin, The Driskill hotel is full of intrigue. It was built in 1886 to provide a showplace for a cattle baron. Today, The Driskill is an Austin landmark and most-known for the amazing Texas hospitality provided within.

It's found on Sixth Street, right in the center of Downtown Austin, and provides all types of luxury and so much more than just a room to sleep in. It's found near the Texas State Capitol, plenty of fine dining, great shopping, the Sixth Street music scene and so much more.

Since The Driskill hotel was restored to the original...

Austin Real Estate Expert Shawn Culhane Signs Publishing Deal To Co-Author Real Estate Book 'Top Dollar'

Shawn Culhane will team with several leading real estate experts from across the country to release the new real estate book “Top Dollar.”

Austin, TX – February 10, 2015 – Shawn Culhane, Founder of Culhane Premier Properties, has joined a select group of leading real estate experts and entrepreneurs from across the country to co-author the forthcoming book titled, Top Dollar: The World's Leading Real Estate Experts Reveal Proven Price Strategies So You Can Get Top Dollar for Your Home in Minimum Time! The book is tentatively scheduled to be published this summer.

Shawn Culhane is a Real Estate Broker and team leader who specializes in the sale of all residential property, including luxury and waterfront properties. Shawn’s background includes experience in the construction and engineering fields that allows him to see things from a different perspective than most agents, while leading a team of marketing...

10 Unique Downtown Austin Condos & Lofts

With our fun and fabulous city, and its eclectic eateries, theaters, dance halls, live music, arts and social scenes it's little wonder the downtown Austin condo market is thriving. And following in step with our distinct city, the condos and lofts available for buyers are as creative and one-of-a-kind as our neighborhoods.

If you're on the lookout to buy a condo in Austin, we've helped compile a list of ten residences that offer something a little different. From luxury high rises to affordable lofts, each of the unique downtown Austin condos and lofts on the list—in no particular order—provide residents with singular amenities in the heart of the city.

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Austin Is Named Best City To Invest In Housing, By Forbes Magazine

Out of the 105 US metro areas looked at by Forbes, Austin is named best city to invest in housing as the "#1 Best Buy City" in the country.

Austin is forecasted to perform quite well this year by Forbes, along with five other major cities in Texas.

The other Texas cities making the list include:

  • Houston at #3
  • Dallas at #5
  • San Antonio at #6
  • Fort Worth at #10

How did Forbes Come up with the List?

Forbes partnered with Local Market Monitor to come up with this list. LMM looked at the average income and the home prices in the areas to determine the most undervalued markets out of the 105 largest metropolitan areas.

With population growth...

The Best Historic Austin Neighborhoods

Austin is full of history and finding historic homes and attractions isn't hard. The city is provides many unique homes from the past. Here's a look at a few of the best historic Austin neighborhoods found throughout the Austin area.

Downtown Austin

Found in the West Line Historic District, this Downtown Austin neighborhood provides many Classic Revival and Craftsman homes. Many of the homes were built between 1910 and 1940. A group of the homes and the West Sixth Street Car Line were added in 2005 to the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Enfield

Another of Austin historic areas worth noting...

Where Can You Find The Best BBQ In Austin, Texas?

BBQ is a huge part of the culture in this city. If you want to enjoy mouth-watering ribs, brisket, pork and other meats, you'll find some of the best BBQ in Austin, Texas. Here are some of the top spots you should check out!

Sam's Bar-B-Cue: 2000 East 12th Street

A great place for take-out and a mainstay in the Austin BBQ scene, Sam's provides some of the best smoked meats in town. Many of the top musicians come to Sam's after a show to enjoy the beef brisket, sausage, ribs and more.

County Line Barbecue: 6500 West Bee Cave Road...

Upcoming Event: Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin brings a number of events to the Austin, Texas area. There will be plenty of things going on leading up to the actual rodeo and plenty of events as a part of the rodeo. Here's what to expect at this upcoming event.

Live Music

More than 130 live music performances will happen over 15 days at the Fair and Rodeo. The Live Music Capital of the World concert series will be a part of the event and all types of musicians, bands, and genres will light up the stage.

Here are a few of the acts you can enjoy at Rodeo Austin:

  • Willie Nelson & Family - March 14th
  • Eli Young Band - March 16th
  • ...

Five Most Expensive Homes In Austin

We all know the amenities that Austin has to offer; from its lush wooded forests, sprawling ranch lands and warm Texas sun to the fields of wildflowers and the bluffs overlooking sparkling blue waters of Lake Austin. Riding trails for bike or horse abound, as do tranquil walking trails through bird sanctuaries, or paddleboarding spots on Town Lake alongside the cityscape. And we haven't even begun on the wild, wonderful, weird adventures to be found in the city. Who would want to live anywhere else?

It's no surprise then that ...

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