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Things to Do in Austin in September 2013

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 5:35pm. 2,055 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In September GraphicLooking for cool, Austin-y things to do this month? We have compiled a list of activities for you to enjoy as we move into fall! Enjoy nature at the Zilker Botanical Garderns and check out the rest of our fun, family-friendly events in Austin this September. Austin offers plenty of kayaking, hike and bike trails, and disc golf to take advantage of before it gets cooler. There are plenty of things to do, like attend a film festival or a free concert, to make this September in Austin one-of-a-kind!

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
August 27–September 2
Showcasing the best of improv, sketch, and stand-up, this festival (and miniature golf tournament) brings to Austin hundreds of comedians from around the country.
Free Yoga Day

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Realty Austin Expands, Opens Fifth Office in Northwest Austin

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 4:56pm. 1,535 Views, 0 Comments.

Growth Fuels Unprecedented Expansion of Award-Winning Real Estate Brokerage

Photos of Realty Austin's Northwest Office and Grand Opening Realty Austin Northwest Office

AUSTIN, TX--August 23, 2013--Media Coverage

Realty Austin, an award-winning Austin-based real estate brokerage, announced the opening of its fifth office in Northwest Austin. The new office located at the intersection of Avery Ranch and Parmer Lane represents the company's third Class A retail location, and an important step in the firm's ongoing growth and expansion into the Williamson County market.

Driven by its vision to grow their community presence, Realty Austin is continuing its mission to serve customers at the hyper-local level by providing hands-on access to its customer service-oriented team. Through well-positioned

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The Future Direction of Public Transportation in Austin - Where is it going?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 3:15pm. 14,412 Views, 1 Comments.

Plans for the Urban Rail in Austin, TX Image by CAMPO Transit Working Group

Whether you are a native Austinite or a newcomer to this great city, it's no secret that Austin is having a tough time keeping traffic under control. To remedy the surge in traffic congestion, the City of Austin is overhauling projects to be ready for voters in 2014, including Urban Rail and Metro Rail, that will dramatically change the direction of public transit in Austin.

This summer, Mayor Leffingwell confirmed to the members of the Transit Working Group (TWG) the city's plan to expand the urban and commuter rails in time for 2014 elections. Over the last two years, the TWG has been working on the plans, also known as the Project Connect regional transportation plan, which is currently

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Trailer Talk: Where Do We Find Austin Food Trailers Now?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 4:13pm. 3,162 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin Food Trailer Guide

Plenty of us were more than upset about the East Austin food trailer lot on South Congress shutting down in order for new construction to begin in its place. For years we had a single place in Central Austin to go to where you could enjoy any type of cuisine, beverage, or tasty snack while being immersed in the Downtown hustle and bustle.It was like the end of an era. We had our favorites, we had places yet to discover and we had Austin culture.

Now, we are to search for those all over Austin and hope they are open at that time or even in the correct location. However, for those too busy to look around for different places or can't afford to show up to a non-existent location during a lunch break, there are usually a few events year round that

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Austin Named the Most Aspirational City in the Nation

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 4:50pm. 3,188 Views, 0 Comments.

Austin is No.1 Aspirational City Image by IrishNetworkAustin.com

Factors of an aspirational city according to The Daily Beast: 50% Economy, 25% Quality of Life, 25% Demographic Features… You could say Austin's got all of that covered, and that's why it was named The Most Aspirational City in America. Along with four other Texas cities out of the Top 15, writers Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox say the list mostly includes cities that are Southern, vibrant in culture, and modestly sized.

Economic indicators were based upon employment growth, unemployment and per capita income, as well as demographic factors like domestic migration and migration of college-educated and foreign born people. Quality of life factors that were studied include traffic congestion, housing

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Realty Austin Raising Hammers for Austin Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 10:38am. 1,915 Views, 0 Comments.

PICTITLE2 First Home Build with the Rodriguez Family:
A True Success Story
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One year ago, the Realty Austin team had the distinct pleasure of meeting Rolando and Teresa Rodriguez and their daughters, Cinthya and Melany. In a partnership with Austin Habitat for Humanity, our team of bighearted agents and staff donated $65,000 to sponsor the 1st Annual Realty Austin Home Build at 2508 Devonshire in Austin, Texas.

After many months of hard work, the Rodriguez family moved into their new home in November 2012. The blood, sweat, and happy tears shared by our team and the family during the experience were unforgettable. Realty Austin was inspired by the hard work and determination of the Rodriguez family.

Yvette Boatwright said, "To hear

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2013 Texas College Football Schedule

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 10:41am. 8,339 Views, 0 Comments.

Football Schedule for Texas College Football - Fall 2013

The much anticipated college football season is right around the corner which means it's time to clear the calendars to make room for your favorite team's game days. Whether you are a Longhorn fan spending your game days on campus or a fan of an away team with away games every weekend, it's important to know when and where the Central Texas teams are playing so you can plan your trips, tickets and tailgates accordingly!

We can't wait to see what college football has in store for us this season!

University of Texas Longhorns

New Mexico State August 31 @ 7PM
@ BYU September 7 @ 6PM
Ole Miss September 14 @ 7PM
K-State September 21
@ Iowa State October 3 @ 6:30PM
vs. OU, in Dallas October

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Central Texas Supply Lists and ISD Calendars for Back to School 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 10:11am. 5,126 Views, 0 Comments.

Back to School 2013 in Austin, TX Realty Austin Supports Our Schools with
Foundation Communities'
Back-to-School Drive

In order to help you avoid the rush of Back to School shopping, Realty Austin comprised a list of academic calendars and school supplies for each ISD in the greater Austin area. Get a head start with your supply shopping, so you can enjoy the rest of your summer break!

If you're able to pick up a few extra items while you're shopping, help us make a difference by donating school supplies to Foundation Communities! This year, Realty Austin is partnering with Foundation Communities to help collect supplies for over 700 students in their after-school programs. Help them start the school year off right and join us by donating supplies to their

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Things to do in Austin in August 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 3:15pm. 2,215 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In August GraphicAugust brings about many things we may not be joyful about: continued heat and a new year of school. However, don't let it get you down because there is so much to do and see in Austin to get your mind off of it. It is your chance to have plenty of Austin fun all over the city, inside or out! We have compiled a list of activities, conventions, concerts and more for you to participate in that are uniquely Austin.

Cool down with some free ice cream, catch a comedy show and check out the rest of our fun, family-friendly events in Austin this August. Austin offers plenty of kayaking, hike and bike trails, and disc golf. There are plenty of places to see, like Hamilton Pool, and things to do, like cruising on Lake Austin or attend a free

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Austin Wins Summer X Games 2014-2017 Replacing L.A.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 10:57am. 2,936 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

Austin to Host Summer XGames 2014 to 2017 Summer X Games 2014-2017

After much anticipation, rallying, riding and voting, the Summer X Games are coming to Austin for the next four years!

Austin was in the running for a bid to host the events against a great list of competitors, including Chicago, Detroit, and Charlotte, N.C. The winner was to replace L.A. who has been hosting for the past 11 years. Sources say that Austin's unique and vibrant spirit and its "festival feel" was a major factor in picking Austin as the winner, as could be seen at the rally in June that thousands of residents attended.

Starting May 15-18, 2014, most of the Summer X Games events will be held at the Circuit of the Americas, a 1,600 acre venue that has hosted almost 260,000 people for the

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