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10 Ways to Cool Down in Austin

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 5:42pm. 143 Views, 0 Comments.

10 Ways to stay cool in Austin, Texas

One of the main things Austin, Texas is known best for is how hot it gets every summer. And even though it’s only July, temperatures have already crept into triple digits, and it’s only going to get warmer. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat if you know what to do; which is why we’ve made a list of the 10 best ways to cool off around the city.




Barton Springs

10 Ways to Cool Down in Austin, TX Image by 365thingsaustin.com



This is an Austinite favorite. The natural springs remain at brisk 68-degrees all year-round, not to mention that it’s known for being a fun all ages hangout. Featuring a diving board, both shallow and deep ends, and lifeguards on duty from 9 am – 8 pm, Barton Springs is a must-attend staple for the summer.

Hawaiian Falls

10 Ways to Cool Down in Austin, TX

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Realty Austin Hosts Third Supper Club for Foundation Communities

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 1:21pm. 201 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin hosts third Supper Club

AUSTIN, TX—Realty Austin staff joined Foundation Communities to host a third installation of Supper Club! Their team served a finger lickin’ good BBQ dinner to over 100 parents and children involved in this program. View event photos on Realty Austin's facebook page.

Foundation Communities provides attractive, affordable homes and free onsite support services for thousands of working families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. They offer an innovative, proven model that empowers their residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles.

On Friday evening, event staff was greeted with a line of hungry guests ready to get seated and served their share of

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2014 Back to School Supply Drive

Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 2:55pm. 530 Views, 0 Comments.

Back to School 2014 in Austin, TX Realty Austin Supports Our Schools with
Foundation Communities'
Back-to-School Drive

Each year Realty Austin, in partnership with Foundation Communities, joins forces to host one of the biggest Back to School Drives for classroom supplies and donations. Last year alone, this drive provided 43 backpacks and boxes filled with school supplies to students and classrooms in need.

The 2014 Back to School Drive will run until July 25th, and is collecting backpacks and school supplies for the 700+ students who attend the Foundation Communities after-school programs. All Realty Austin offices will serve as drop-off locations for school supplies and donations, and will be collecting the following items:


    • Backpacks, male and female, ages 5-11

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Realty Austin’s New Westlake Market Center Now Open!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 1:45pm. 734 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin’s No.1 Best Places to Work Makes the Move to Davenport Village and Opens New Headquarters

Realty Austin - Best Plaecs to Work 2014

AUSTIN, TX—Realty Austin, an award-winning Austin-based real estate brokerage, officially opened its doors to its new headquarters and Westlake market center. To mark the grand opening, the company celebrated with a red carpet grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 26, 2014 for industry partners, local agents, and invited guests. View event photos on Realty Austin's facebook page.

 The Westlake Chamber of Commerce and the company’s leadership cut the satin ribbon at 4:30PM to kick off the celebration catered by Royal Fig and deejayed by DJ Johnny Bravvo. Cien Fuegos entertained guests as they sipped on a signature ‘Realty

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July 4th Fireworks and Celebrations in Austin

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 8:55pm. 1,377 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Photo of fireworks, from Realty Austin

Parades, fireworks and barbecues are just a few of the ways locals enjoy celebrating the 4th of July.  The city of Austin never disappoints, hosting numerous parties and fireworks displays in and around town.  Once again, Realty Austin has compiled a guide to the best July 4th celebrations, parade and fireworks displays.  Happy Independence Day from Realty Austin!

 

 

Large Celebrations

  1. 38th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
    Location: Circuit of the Americas (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617)
    Concert by the Austin Symphony begins at 8:30PM. Fireworks display begins at 9:30PM with grand finale at 10PM. Gates open at 4PM. Admission is free.  Free and paid parking options are available.

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Realty Austin Awarded No. 1 Best Places to Work by Austin Business Journal

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 6:10pm. 1,036 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin - Best Places to Work 2014

Realty Austin Awarded No. 1 Best Places to Work by Austin Business Journal

Residential Real Estate Leader Wins Top Recognition Kicking Off Its Decennial Anniversary

AUSTIN, TX—Realty Austin was named no. 1 Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal. The honor was presented to the 10 year old company at an awards ceremony held at the Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2014 in Austin, Texas. A strong workplace culture, servant leadership model, and its mission of giving back to the community were noted as why Realty Austin was named as the no. 1 Best Places to Work 2014.

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “As we continue to sharpen our strategy, our team of agents and their motivation to champion our company to be one of

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South Austin Neighborhoods

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 10:03am. 799 Views, 0 Comments.

Travis Heights

South Austin Neighborhoods - Travis Heights Image by flickr.com





















Travis Heights is a historic Austin neighborhood located in South Austin. Originally founded in 1912 by Newning, Swisher, and General Stacy, large development of the neighborhood did not begin to expand until the late 1920s. Stacy Park, located along Blunn Creek, was donated by Stacy. The "Big Stacy" spring-fed pool also bears his name, which was built as a WPA project during the Great Depression. Travis Heights was originally built as an exclusive district for the wealthy, but the neighborhood is now a mix of mansions, cozy homes, and hip apartments. As one of the most desirable areas in Austin due to its proximity to South Congress, Downtown Austin, Blunn Creek Nature Preserve, and major freeways, Travis

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Things to Do in Austin in July

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 12:47pm. 905 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In July 2014July is your chance to start crossing activities and events off of your Austin bucket list!  We have compiled a list of great activities, conventions, and concerts happening in the month of July.

Many organizations have put together cool outdoor events such as Music Under the Star, the Summer Cinema Series, and Blues on the Green.  If you want to beat the heat, make your way to indoor events like the Capital City Comic Con or fill your stomach at the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up.  Make your Austin summer one to remember!

101X Summer Cinema Series Every other Wednesday (2, 16 & 30)
Come down to the park behind Central Market North to enjoy free movies projected on a big outdoor screen.
First Thursday July 3
Every

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FREE Summer Concerts in Austin in 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 11:50am. 2,969 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Austin's Barton Hills neighborhood Image by
RandallMetting.com

 

Austinites are always longing for live music and during these long summer nights there are plenty of chances to get your fill. Click here to read about more festivals in Austin.

KGSR Blues on the Green

In its 24th Summer Season, Blues on the Green is an outdoor concert series put on by KGSR in Zilker Park every other Wednesday. Don't forget to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs!

Shinyribs
June 25
Grupo Fantasma
July 9
Robert Ellis
July 23
Charlie Mars with Quiet Company
August 6

Thorny Rose Wine Down

The 2014 Wine Down music series presented by Thorny Rose at ACL-Live at the Moody Theater has moved to Mondays and starts

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X Games Austin - An Insider's Guide

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 6:33pm. 1,872 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin's Hot Neighborhoods of 2014

The X Games is coming to Austin and they're going to be huge! X Games Austin happens June 5-8, 2014 at the Circuit of the Americas. There's a lot more to the X Games than than just the competitions. Nine separate festival villages will be featured, with bands, games, a skate ramp, kart racing, an ESPN Clubhouse, and lots more. Plus, major national music acts are performing, including Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Bad Religion, and Austin artist Gary Clark Jr.

Another first: This year, X Games medals will be awarded to gamers, as a Call of Duty tournament featuring the game’s top five teams will take its place, among the other feats of skill. Austin’s X Games will be huge, so here’s what you need to know to have the most fun

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