June 2016

There are 4 blog entries for June 2016.

More than 80% of America’s population is clustered in its cities. This, of course, is no surprise. After all, cities are where the jobs are, where public transportation makes it a snap to get around and where beautiful people congregate.  In Austin especially there is a special connection between the residents and the nature that surrounds us.  Whether it be the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike trail that runs as a main artery of downtown along the Colorado river or the Barton Creek Greenbelt.  Austin has so many options for the outdoor enthusiast, whether hiking, running, swimming, kayaking there is an option for everyone!  

So with that in mind our friends at realtor.com have and their environment-loving data team are here to breakdown America's greenest

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Home sales jumped in Williamson County and across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May 2016, according to the May 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

“Housing demand continues to be at an all-time high in the Central Texas region, with properties priced under $500,000 selling rapidly,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®. “Williamson County homes are among the most popular in the region due to the county’s highly-rated school districts, access to major thoroughfares and proximity to major employment hubs in Austin.”

Williamson County’s population is less than half that of Travis County, yet only 424 more single-family homes were sold in

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Texas has fast become a hot bed for luxury travel.  With the big city drawls of Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas and the scenic beauty of road trips through the hill country (wine country) to West Texas hideaway Marfa.  Here is a list of must see luxury hotels that are worth a stop whether your looking for a staycation or a weekend getaway!  

Dofflemyer Hotel, San Saba
This circa-1913 building in downtown San Saba originally housed a bank on the ground floor and, on the second, a gentlemen’s social club. Today, the first floor contains Oliver and Co. gourmet food and sandwich shop and the lobby of the Dofflemyer Hotel. Its five rooms and one suite occupy the second floor, each individually decorated and featuring spacious bathrooms, high

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As we finally get a reprieve from the wet start to the summer, we figured now would be a great time to highlight the many amazing lake's that serve Central Texas and the Austin-area and the best places to enjoy them either by boat or car!  Austin is lucky to have two lake's available with Lake Austin and Lake Travis within an hour or less of downtown.  Below we have put together some of our favorite spots to take in lake views and enjoy some of the best sunsets in the world!  

Lake Austin's Best Restaurants:

Oyster's Landing (Hula Hut & Cain & Abels on the Lake) - Just a five minute drive from downtown Austin Oyster's landing is home to two lakefront restaurants and a beloved coffee shop Mozart's coffee house.  From the two story deck of Cain &

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