Smart City Austin

Smart Looks Good On You — Why You Should Use a Smart City Agent to Find Your Next Austin Apartment

By | Apartments, Austin

Looking for an apartment can be stressful. Where do I look? What’s important to me? Can I afford floor to ceiling windows and hardwood floors?! Lucky for you, we’re here to help and do the dirty work for you! But why should you use a Smart City locator? To that we say, just keep reading. 😉 First thing’s first, we’re real people! What we mean is,  you aren’t getting some computer generated list of generic options–instead you’re talking to a real human who lives, works and plays in Austin! Pro tip: when we get a chance to talk to you personally, the more you tell us about yourself, your life and your priorities, the smarter we get! Then we’re able to create a unique list that is completely personalized and tailored to YOU! Our goal is to crush your wish list and get you more of what you’re REALLY looking for! Photo Cred One more time for the people in the back!! We WANT to know what’s most important to you! Have a dog? (send pics pls). Want to be close to your job or your fav going out spots? Are amenities like a pool and a 24-hr fitness center a must? All of these details come into play when creating YOUR list! Photo Cred Most importantly, WE CARE. Seriously, we do. All of our agents are real, Austin locals who know the city like the back of their hands, who care about connecting people with the space to be…

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Austin’s Classic Restaurants

By | Austin, Food

To all of our fellow Austinites, new and old. We know how important food is to you! And living in a city such as Austin, there is a plethora of amazing and iconic places to get your grub on. So to make your lives that much easier and saving you the trouble of finding these little gems, we’ve made a short list of just a few classic Austin spots that will be sure to quench your hunger! Threadgills First opened as a bar in 1933, this famous restaurant is at the top of our list. Not only because it is a true Austin staple, but because it will soon be shutting its doors on its Riverside location for good sometime this November. With that being said, get there while you still can and enjoy some live music and chicken fried steak! Be sure to check out the Sunday brunch buffet for a true Austin Sunday funday!   Matt’s Famous El Rancho Located on South Lamar, this Austin classic has stood its ground since 1952! Matt’s Famous El Rancho is totally worth the long waits on the weekend when you want to get your hands on some of Austin’s best queso. Let’s not forget about their margaritas being made with freshly squeezed limes, yum. Brunch, lunch, dinner, you name it and on any day of the week you can love it, except for Tuesdays though because they’re closed.   Hut’s Hamburgers Originally opened in 1939 as “Sammie’s Drive-In”. Hut’s Hamburgers offers…

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Get Your Caffeine Fix At The Best Coffee Shops In Austin

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Here in Austin, we take our caffeine very seriously. And now that we’re seeing the temperatures dropping, it’s true coffee season! What could be better than throwing on a cozy sweater and heading to your favorite coffee shop to meet up with friends, get some work done, or just enjoy the cool weather and most of all; get your caffeine fix. So we have a list of some of Austin’s fav shops for you to check out the cold season! Radio Coffee and Beer Located in the ’04 on Manchaca, Radio coffee not only offers some great coffee and a killer outside patio vibe; they also have 25 beers on tap! The patio is huge and they always have live music and events going on like Bluegrass Night every Monday, trivia nights and a ton more! And if you’re looking to grab some lunch you can stop at the  Veracruz All Natural  food trailer!   Jo’s With three locations in Austin, you can find Jo’s downtown, on campus, and most famously known on South Congress; lets not forget this is where you can find the iconic I Love You So Much wall. Jo’s Coffee has been an essential Austin hangout since 1999! The coffee shop has its own custom Stumptown blend and for hunger pains, they offer a variety of sandwiches and breakfast tacos on the menu.   Buzz Mill Buzz Mill is located off East Riverside and in San Marcos. It is a full service bar and coffee shop that serves…

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Spooky Szn In Austin, Texas 👻

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Yes, that’s right! It’s that time of year again; Fall! Or better yet– spooky szn! Now that it’s not 100 degrees outside, it’s time to break out the pumpkin scented candles and dig up that Snuggie you shamelessly bought back in ’09. But this being Austin, luckily you don’t have to stay at home all season because there are a ton of festive things to do! So, we’ve put together a list of things you can do in Austin to make this the ultimate spooky szn!! HAUNTED HOUSES Photo Cred For our homies who like to pay money to pee their pants, check out Austin’s House of Torment! With three scary attractions, this will definitely give you the adrenaline rush you’re looking for! While you’re there, you can grab some food and adult bevs to help take the edge off! HALLOWEEN MOVIES Photo Cred One of the best parts of Halloween is definitely all of the movies! Whether you stay in your apartment and invite your friends over for a movie night or make it a date night at Alamo Drafthouse; it’s gonna be a good time! For all of the movie buffs out there, make sure you check out the October specialty screenings that Alamo Drafthouse offers; especially if you’re into that old school spooky vibe! COSTUME PARTIES Photo Credit With Halloween right around the corner, we hope you have fire costume picked out! Because there are a ton of bars and venues that have awesome bands playing, costume…

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Why You Should Rent an Apartment In The Fall/Winter

By | Austin

Moving in the colder months?! Who even does that?! We do. Hear us out… Sure, moving in the Fall/Winter may not be as popular as a Summer move, but it definitely has it’s perks! Whether you’re looking for a new apartment, your own place, or relocating to Austin for a new job, here are 4 reasons why you should rent in the Fall or Winter. Demand is Lower  Many people choose to move in the summertime because there’s more time on their hands. School is out, the days are longer, and we’re looking for any excuse to use that PTO. When the season ends, most people settle into their routine (school, work, etc.), and the demand to rent slows way down. This is the time to strike while the iron is hot, and save some serious cash! With a lower demand, rent is generally cheaper in the Fall; and if you really want to save money, consider a 15 month lease. Longer leases are typically lower in price and if you sign at the right time, it can end the following Winter, thus saving you more money on your next move!! Win, win. Serious Specials Trendy Summer moves = slow Fall/Winter rental market = sweet, sweet deals and specials. Lucky You! Properties NEED to lease their units, but no one likes to move during the holidays, so it’s common to hear about deals intended to generate traffic like, “Two months free,” or “Don’t pay rent until January 1st!” This is…

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Apartments Located Near Iconic Austin Spots

By | Apartments, Austin

Austin is literally packed full of cool places and fun things to do! So, why not make living here that much better by snagging a cool apartment next to your fav iconic Austin spot?! We have the deets on some awesome apartments. Zilker Park/Barton Springs Coldwater apartments are in the middle of it all; Zilker park and Barton Springs are basically your backyard! Equipped with exposed concrete ceilings, wood-style flooring, and stainless steel appliances. This luxury community provides a negative edge pool, access to Texas Rowing Center, and when festival season is upon us; you’ll be in walking distance to ACL and Blues On The Green! South Congress If having direct access to all things Austin is your vibe, then State House On Congress apartments are for you! Offering newly renovated luxury homes with stainless steel appliances, wood-style flooring, and downtown views! You’ll literally be steps away from all of the great food, drinks, live music, and shopping on South Congress!! The Greenbelt Although, The Greenbelt stretches on for miles, Landmark At Barton Creek in particular is perfect for nature lovers who love being close to everyday conveniences! Your apartment comes with sleek black appliances, hardwood-style flooring, and a cozy wood-burning fireplace! If you need to get out of the house, enjoy the dog park, pool, and sand volleyball court! When you live in Texas, it’s important to always be near a body of water, so when your steps away from The Greenbelt you’ll never dread the summer heat again!…

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