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Congratulations, you did it! You successfully raised a child through to graduation, whether it’s high school, college or just kindergarten, that’s an accomplishment to celebrate. As graduations come and go, opportunities to come together as a family grow more rare, so you’ve got to make the most of this celebration, and Austin is a great place to celebrate. No matter what your family is in to, Austin has something to make your graduation weekend truly special. Here are our suggestions for the best graduation activities in Austin.

Before the Ceremony

Whether you want to get in some pre-graduation exercise, or just relax on a patio with some libations, these are the best places to get ready for the big day.

Hike or Bike at

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It's impossible to give mom enough love, after all she's done for you, you should want to move heaven and earth for her. Luckily, most moms don't want you to move heaven and earth, they just want a nice Mother's Day brunch. Austin is a brunch city, so whether you're looking for the best brunch buffet, Mother's Day prix fixe, or just a whole mess of mimosas, you'll find what you're looking for in Austin. Our Best Mother's Day Brunch Spots is a great place to start. Celebrate your mom this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10th.

Read below for special Mother's Day brunches in Austin or check out our complete guide to Austin's best brunch spots updated every year.

Special Mother's Day Brunches - 2015

The Oasis on Lake Travis

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Best Apps in Austin - Realty Austin

Updated regularly - add your best Austin apps in the comments below.

With SXSW Interactive just behind us and the new ranking of Austin as the #1 Tech City in the world, we thought it would be a great idea to share some of our favorite apps for every Austinite to explore the city we love.

Best Apps to Get Around Without a Car in Austin

  • Get Around - Launching in Austin soon, this app lets you choose from hundres of cars shared by people in your neighborhood with convenient daily and hourly rates available.
  • Uber - Connecting riders to friendly, background checked drivers through their app.
  • Lyft - Connecting riders to friendly, background checked drivers through their app.
  • B-Cycle - Swipe your credit card

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Austin best city for investing in 2015

Of the 105 largest U.S. metros, Forbes says Austin is the #1 Best Buy City with great job and population growth potential.

Just when you thought Austin’s housing market was becoming overvalued, Forbes recently rolled out their list of top cities to invest in housing for 2015 with Austin listed as the heavyweight champion. Not only is Austin forecasted to perform extremely well this year, 5 major Texas metro areas make up half of Forbes’ top 10 Best Buy Cites in 2015 Following Austin (No. 1), Texas cities with the best opportunities to buy include Houston (No. 3), Dallas (No. 5), San Antonio (No. 6) and Fort Worth (No. 10).

To create the list of best cities to invest in housing, Forbes teamed up with Local Market

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Austin New Year Resolutions

10 New Year's Resolutions for Every Austinite

Living in Austin, you gain certain experiences similar to others living in the same town.

For instance, you might think that every Austinite has been to Barton Springs, but you'd be surprised at how many Austinites have managed to avoid the Springs over the years.

Well, this post is for such an Austinite - the ones who have been here for a while but may have missed out on the particularly "Austin-y" things that make up the collective experiences of tried and true Austin townies.

1. Run in the Cap 10K

Austin Cap 10K Race

The largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. The course weaves through downtown and parts of central Austin with live music and supporters along the way. Cross the finish

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Realty Austin Celebrates 10 Years of Doing What We Love!

2014 marked an important milestone for the Realty Austin team as we celebrated our 10th anniversary of doing what we love. Work hard. Play hard. Give back. From the early days of a simple living room operation, to present day with 5 successful market centers with 270 of the most talented and knowledgeable real estate agents in the industry, we look forward to what the future holds.

In honor of our 10 year anniversary, we take a look back to the beginning in 2004, and where we are today in 2014.

Realty Austin 10 Year Timeline

Work hard.

In the Beginning 2004-2009
Working from their home, Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright started Realty Austin as West Austin Realty in 2004. The husband-wife team never imagined 10 years

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New Year's Eve Austin 2015

NYE in the ATX: Realty Austin’s Guide to the Best Places to Ring in the New Year

It’s no secret that Austinites like to do things differently. Whether you’re celebrating the excitement of a new year, or looking forward to leaving 2014 in the past, make sure you do it with style. With a variety of events to pick from, make this New Year’s Eve an unforgettable night you will never forget.

Casino Night at The Goodnight

Feeling lucky this New Year’s Eve? Play your odds at The Goodnight with doors opening at 9pm. Admission includes full bar, 1 raffle ticket to win a trip to Las Vegas, 5K in chips for casino games, unlimited bowling and table games, passed appetizers, and champagne toast at midnight.

Event Time: 10:00PM - 2:00AM

Studio 54 at

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How to recycle in austin

Do your part to help our Earth and learn how to properly recycle.

Since the BP oil spill in April 2010, America's environmental impact on the world has been on the chopping block. While you can't directly extract oil from the Gulf of Mexico, you can do your part to limit your carbon footprint by recycling. And if you're going to help, wouldn't you rather do it right and not counter-act your efforts?

Most Americans aren't recycling correctly and it's costing them time and more taxes to not learn how.

A few years ago, the City of Austin established a one-bin recycle system which keeps all recycable material together versus sorting it into separate glass-only or plastic-only bins. The

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Where to Trick or Treat in Austin TX

For families with little kids, one of the biggest decisions around Halloween time is finding the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. People often think the wealthier the neighborhood, the bigger the candy bag, but finding the best places to trick-or-treat is about more than just neighborhoods with high property values. Safety, distance between homes, and the number of families with kids should also be considered. In our list of Austin's best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, neighborhoods are ranked based on their home values as well as other criteria including walk score, crime rate, and population density.  Here are our top picks for Austin neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in. See our complete list of Austin's neighborhoods for

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Austin Texas top 10 breweries

In Austin, TX, we may not be quite as famous for our craft beers as, say, Portland, but that hardly means we’re without our own local beer artisans. In fact, there are more than 25 craft breweries in and around the Austin area. Choosing the 10 best breweries was not easy. From the venerable Live Oak brewery to the fresh-faced Hops & Grain, Austin produces a superlative selection of unique local beer.

Here are the top 10 local craft breweries close to Austin, along with their flagship beers:

Map of Austin's Top 10 Craft Breweries

Austin's Top 10 Craft Breweries For a map of the Top 10 Craft Breweries in Austin, visit our Craft Brewery Pinterest board!


Hops & Grain

Hops & Grain - Austin's Top 10 Craft Breweries The top beer here is a pale lager called Zoe. Hops & Grain recommends pairing it “with life”…