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best neighborhoods for lake living There is a great diversity of homes and neighborhoods located near the two popular lakes in Austin, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. Both of these lakes are Austin's most scenic natural areas. It's undeniable that homes located close to the shores of these lakes offer stunning, magnificent views of the water and while providing a resort-style feel to its residents. Many are attracted to the nearby communities due to their livability, convenience, and location. Take a look at these best neighborhoods for lake living in Austin.

1. Reserve at Lake Travis

Located to the west of Austin, TX, The Reserve at Lake Travis is a luxury waterfront community nestled among 310 lush acres of the rolling hill country. The Reserve features world-class…
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As the warmer days arrive, it's time to take your family, friends, or significant other on a virtual or physical trip to various events and activities in the Austin area this April! View some of the selection of annual events in Austin for the month of April here:

1. Songs Under the Stars

Where: The People’s Plaza at ZACH Theatre

When: Throughout April

Throughout April, live performances return to ZACH theatre with Songs Under the Stars. The social distanced outdoor series features five concerts over eight weekends from Thursdays through Sundays each week by esteemed performances and an outdoor bar with views of the Austin skyline.

2. Moontower Comedy Series

Where: The Paramount Theatre and other locations

When: Throughout April

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music venues in austin

Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas has over 250 music venues you can visit. From intimate sets to extraordinary outdoor venues, Austin's live music will follow you everywhere you go in the city. Big fan of live music? Whether it's pop, rock, jazz, or the blue, we've listed the top iconic music venues in Austin that you definitely should checkout!

 

1. ACL Live at the Moody Theater

ACL Live at the Moody Theater is the perfect venue for those who love live gigs on a massive scale. ACL Live at The Moody Theater is home to live tapings of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series in American TV history, and the statue of hometown music hero, Willie Nelson. ACL hosts approximately 100 concerts a year and within

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sxsw guide 2021

SXSW kicked off yesterday with conference sessions, music festival showcases, and Film Festival screenings. After last year's cancellation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, 2021, SXSW Online 2021 is offering a digital experience from March 16-20, 2021.

This year's SXSW includes elements of each SXSW festival from the conferences, music festivals, film festivals, comedy shows, and more. In order to participate in the said event, an SXSW Online Pass can be purchased at SXSW's website which will give you all access to all of the music and comedy showcases, sessions, film screening, online exhibitions, and workshops. You can also dive into the SXSW Online XR program where you can go on a journey into the virtual version of iconic Austin locations and

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spring cleaning in austin texas

It's that time of the year once again for some serious decluttering, organization, and cleaning. Spring cleaning! Love it or hate it, cleaning can be a good exercise that benefits your health and well-being. It helps increase your productivity, sorts out your items, and reduces stress—the act of cleaning and the reward of having a neat and tidy household is considered to be therapeutic for some.

Spring cleaning includes tidying up your walk-in closet. When was the last time you had it cleaned, organized, or even designed? If you can't remember, we're guessing that this may be the right time to conduct some spring cleaning. Here are some of our tips and tricks on how you can organize your Austin home's walk-in closet!

1. Closet Clean Up

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The year 2020 has caught more people spending time at home due to the effects of COVID where stay-at-home orders were implemented. Companies have shifted their workforce into working from home and most students shifted from physicals schools to online or homeschooling. Ever since the COVID outbreak, it has completely changed the way most people view their homes. Aside from being a sanctuary for relaxation and family time, our homes have become an office, gym, cinema, even a jungle for indoor plant lovers as it became difficult to get their daily dose of nature from the outside due to shelter-in-place, so why not bring nature at home?

The pandemic had an impact on Austin's housing market which had led to a decline in home sales due to the critically

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Austin, TX knows how to do it right when it comes to family fun. Whether you want to getaway to spend some time outdoors with your family or attend virtual events from home, Austin has a lot to offer for this season. Here are some outdoor and virtual activities for families this Spring Break.


1. SXSW Online: SXSW Film Festival

March 16 - 18, 2021 | 9 am

Virtual Event

Tickets: $249 through February; $399 as of March 1

The 2021 South by Southwest Film Festival, part of SXSW Online, will include 75 feature films, including 57 world premieres, three international premieres, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, eight Texas premieres, and 53 films from first-time filmmakers.

These include Opening Night headliner Demi Lovato:

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The following are notes taken from the presentation given by David Tandy with Texas National Title for the 2021 Austin Real Estate Market Update.

Why are people moving to Austin?

2020 Tech Town Index Ratings

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Dallas, TX
  3. Raleigh, NC
  4. San Jose, CA
  5. Charlotte, NC
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Atlanta, GO
  9. Huntsville, AL
  10. Denver, CO


Influx of people that are moving to Austin has grown exponentially each year. An estimated 47K new people moving here per year and there were 68K tech industry job postings, which shows a very strong job market in Austin. The median salary for tech industry jobs in Austin is $87,880.

 

Several companies have set up an R&D lab or an innovation center in and around Austin.

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In February of 2021, there were thousands of outdoor hot water heaters lost. It was thought by most that it was because in Texas, tankless hot water heaters aren't supposed to be installed on the outside. But unbeknownst to most Texans, there is a way to winterize tankless hot water heaters. 

If your outdoor tankless water heater starting to get a hard freeze again, it’s really imperative to open a cold and a hot faucet. Don’t let it drop for it’ll freeze. You need to have a pretty heavy dribble though not a full stream and do it on the cold side. 

The trick for the hot side is that these are built for flow rate which means that the motion of water flowing through it gets it to turn on. You need to have somebody on a hot faucet while you

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As Texas continues to experience freezing temperatures and historic icy snowfall, there are various organizations and businesses offering assistance for food, shelter, and more. If you or someone you know is looking for assistance, listed below are resources to help keep each member of the community safe during these times.

Where to Get Meals?

February 19, Friday

Buenos Aires Cafe
From 11am
200 free hot meals

Revival Coffee
From 2pm
500 free meals from Frida Friday, plates from some of their favorite local restaurants

Try Hard Coffee
9am-2pm
150 free tacos, 200 free drinks and some free Richard's Rainwater

Brew & Brew on E. 5th
This morning
250 free coffees (of your choice) thanks to Thea Nolan

Chilantro - W. Parmer
From 3pm
300 free soy glazed

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