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Community Spotlight Travis
Many people won’t know that the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin, TX is also called South River City. That lesser-known name for the area is based on it’s location in relation to the waterway, but no matter what name you choose to assign to this neighborhood it really is one of the better ones in Austin when it comes to checking all the ‘quality of life boxes’ for prospective buyers weighing the possibility of buying Austin real estate.

For starters, this area is trendy with a capital T and then some. That identity is created by the types of young people who have moved in over the last decade and the fact that there is plenty in the way of establishments that cater to people who like to get out and enjoy themselves, especially along South Congress…
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Austin Walkable Neighborhoods

As the price of gas continues to rise and the number of cars on the road continues to increase, a walkable lifestyle is becoming more and more important to buyers. Especially, when you work in a field where you are required to sit or stand most of the time, it is a refreshing change of pace to be able to walk home from work or walk to get your daily groceries.

Walking is a great way to get some gentle exercise. In a city like Austin where the weather tends to be mild throughout the year, walkability is key factor that many buyers are interested in when choosing a home. Being able to walk to work also means you can dodge the brunt of five o’ clock traffic or construction zone traffic.

If a walkable lifestyle is important to you, here are top five

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Moving to Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country is one of the state's most stunning regions and the most coveted ultimate destination for homebuyers far and wide. The mere mention of this famed region conjures the most pristine imagery of gently rolling hills, lush and shaded oak and juniper forests, hidden waterfalls, and river-carved landscapes. It's idyllic southwestern climate allows it to cultivate unique vegetation, from cacti to the iconic bluebonnet-cloaked meadows.

The plateau forms the classic and beloved topography that symbolizes the golden days of the wild west; at times, it can seem like anything is possible here. Today, the area retains its wild flavor, but possesses a modern elegance and sophistication that make it so appealing to homebuyers looking for the highest

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Spring Cleaning in Austin

Spring goes hand-in-hand with ideas of renewal and refreshment. In many locales, the longer hours of sunshine make spring the perfect time to rejuvenate the home from inside out. In Austin, we enjoy bright sunny days throughout the year, but summers can be blistering, making spring ideal for the work a deep clean and revamping of the home can entail. If you're planning to sell your home in the late spring or summer, spring cleaning can also go hand-in-hand with any light remodeling, staging, and upgrading of the exterior or curb appeal.

Still, the idea of investing the time and effort to complete an up-to-standard spring cleaning job can be daunting. Austinites are busy people and there is so much going on that spring cleaning might end up at the

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Movies in Austin
Austin is a cultural mecca known for being pleasantly weird and delightfully unexpected. Between the amazing arts and culture scene to the captivating nightlife and world-class food, Austin has it all. It’s no wonder, then, why there’s a huge film industry here. Combined with the tech sector, arts, culture, and its varied terrain and interesting landscape, Austin is often the perfect backdrop for movies and there are several films in particular that have been made famous thanks, in part, to being filmed in Austin. 

Here’s our top six famous movies filmed in Austin: 

1 - Dazed and Confused 

Arguably one of the most famous movies to be filmed in Austin, Dazed and Confused is a coming-of-age movie that follows the lives of teenagers in the 1970s.

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When outsiders think about Texas, they often picture cowboy boots, ten-gallon hats, and good, old-fashioned country music. But in reality, it’s so much more than that. This is especially the case in Austin, which is often considered a mecca for everything hip and cool. With diverse neighborhoods, unique residents, and some of the best food in the country, there’s a lot that many people don’t know or get wrong about Austin. 

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Austin: 

1 - It was One of the First Places with a Thriving Food Truck Scene 

We all love food trucks these days, but Austin had one of the first food truck scenes starting in the early 90s. Today, there is almost 2,000 food trucks throughout the city. 

2 - It’s Home to Many

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Local Apps Every Austin Resident Should Know

Austin is such a thriving, vibrant city, with an overwhelming list of exceptional restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Austin residents that have been living in the area their entire life may be able to navigate the city without any issues, but what about anyone that is newer to the city? Even if you have lived here your entire life, do you know all the latest and greatest restaurants in Austin? Do you know the top art galleries and the exhibitions that are currently taking place? Were you aware that your favorite artist was scheduled to perform two months from now? You may or may not be able to answer these questions off the top of your head, but the following Austin apps will put the answers right at your fingertips:

1. Go Austin

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Austin food trends in 2018
Austin is a game-changer when it comes to staying at the top in various industries, but most famously, the Texan city continues to be a key candidate in setting and adopting food trends. For years, the city of Austin has earned its reputation of being a food mecca with one of the healthier populations in the country. Last year was one of the most important years for the grocery industry in history. Let’s see what Austin has on their menu for 2018 food trends.

1. Future Supermarkets

Supermarket trends this year have a deep focus on providing a holistic shopping experience. Everything from quiet stores without PA announcements, to rooftop gardens, and 100% waste- free retailers package-free, are just some of the changes that you’ll hear about in the

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Austin's the best place for Millennials to live

Over the years the millennial generation has acquired a variety of stereotypes, from being lazy to having a sense of entitlement. While not all stereotypes ring true, millennials are determined to satisfy all their needs and are the first generation unwilling to compromise or sacrifice their desired work, live, play lifestyle. This generation has high expectant standards and will not stay in any location long if it doesnt match to their core criteria:

  • Job Growth
  • Affordability
  • Availability of amenities
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Technology Engagement

With Ausint's booming tech industry, thriving environmental for startups and entrepreneurs, outstanding entertainment scene, and the overall high quality of life that residents

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Whether you own a resale or new construction Austin home, there almost certainly are extra steps you can take to make your residence even more eco-friendly than it already is. While the path to a "green house" might be longer for those with older homes — many newly built Austin-area homes were built with green initiatives in mind — almost everyone can benefit from embracing eco living. That being said, figuring out how to start doing so can sometimes be a little overwhelming or intimidating. That's why we've put together this handy checklist for you; so, whether you want to fully reinvent your home for maximum efficiency and minimum impact, or just make a few small changes, you know your options.

Think About Your Water Usage

There are plenty of

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