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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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How to Pick the Right Renter’s Insurance

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According to stats compiled by the Insurance Information Institute, the average premium for renter’s insurance amounts to roughly $15 per month for a total of $188 per year. Despite this, fewer than 40 percent of renters take the initiative to insure their belongings. Part of the problem is down to renters, particularly young renters, not knowing ways to pick renter’s insurance. Sadly, some people learn the lesson only after they’ve gotten robbed or suffered property damage. To avoid this trap, read the following top tips for renter’s insurance. For most young adults and first-time renters, insurance is a necessary investment. Granted, not all people in this demographic are aware of the importance because most young adults are still coming to grips with the basic responsibilities of adult life. However, for all the time you spend working, studying, commuting and partaking in social activities, your personal belongings could be vulnerable to loss or damage at literally any time if fire or burglary occurs in your apartment building. College students: As a college student, choosing renter’s insurance could depend on your living situation. If you live in an off-campus apartment, renter’s insurance would be a wise investment. Even if you have never lost anything of value in the past, things could be different if you’ve moved to the heart of the city. A renter’s insurance policy will cover the value of your computer, laptop, gaming console, clothing, school supplies, smartphone and various other valuable items in your unit. If your unit gets…

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6 Tips To Make Your Apartment More Bearable This Summer

By | Apartments, Austin, Hot Summer Days, Summer

Summers in Texas are HOT, which is an understatement. So hot that unless you are heading to Barton Springs or the lake, you would rather stay inside your apartment all day. So, here are some tips to make your apartment a little more bearable during the summer heat wave! 1. Non-Oven Meals Try to avoid running anything that puts off heat; such as electronics or cooking on your oven or stove. Check out these 10 easy no-cook summer meals! Photo Cred: Jennifer Causey 2. SNOW CONES!! Get a shaved ice maker…because snow cones! Snow cones make everything better. Photo Cred 3. Ceiling Fans = Lifesaver Crank the ceiling fans! Ceiling fans don’t actually cool your apartment down, but they sure make it feel like they do, and that’s all that really matters. Photo Cred: Yours Truly 4. Go Full Vamp Go full on vampire! To keep the heat out, close all your blinds to block any sunlight from coming through the windows. Photo Cred 5. Kiddie Pool, Anyone? If your apartment has a private yard, get yourself a kiddie pool. And if not, ice bath? Photo Cred 6.Arctic Tundra Temps If you’re not one of those people who turns their thermostat to -30 degrees, just to wake up feeling like you’re in the Arctic Tundra; try switching out your heavy bedding with some lighter sheets and covers. No one likes a sweaty sleeper. And if you are one of those people who turns their thermostat down to -30 degrees and…

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10 Best Hiking Spots in Austin Texas

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If you’re looking for a fresh start in the heart of Texas, Austin is one of the best places to start. Known for its eccentric vibe and fun culture, Austin has a nook or cranny for everyone to tackle their unique interests. Some Austinites embrace the music scene. Foodies find their niche among the famous street tacos and downtown eateries. Other locals, welcoming their inner nature-spirit, thrive within the hundreds of options Austin offers for gettin’ outside. For adventurers, exploring the trails scattered within Austin city limits is a stellar way to treat yourself to some light to hard-core exercise. There are so many possibilities that you’ll definitely have the chance to figure out your favorite hiking regimen. How much do you wanna exert yourself? Do you prefer an urban feel over dirt and rocks? Do you enjoy looking at trees and birds? You may not know the answers yet, but adventuring through Austin can help you decide! Ready to discover your trailblazing match? Here’s a list of the top ten spots for hiking near Austin to help you get started. For newbie hikers, we’ve even thrown in a few packing and preparation tips to set you up for a good time. And, of course, if you’re looking for a place to live near your favorite trail, we can help with that, too. 1. Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve To enjoy a protected space for endangered species, take a 2.5-mile-long immersive nature hike through the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. You’ll find…

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3 Brand New Austin Apartments Opening Summer 2018

By | Apartments, Austin, new apartments

Austin is once again topping the list of America’s best places to live as well as producing top-notch apartments for Austin natives and the crazy amount of people who are moving here every day! Summer is the hottest time to move (literally), but what’s cooler than living in a brand-spanking-new apartment? We are here to find you the best places to live and the best deals in Austin! It may be hot, and if you’re a summer mover you don’t have to sweat the apartment finding process, here are three new apartments that are opening up just in time for you! PALO VERDE Southwest Austin is continuously growing in popularity and is becoming one of Austin’s hottest areas to live! Palo Verde brings comfort and style to the hill country without being too far from the hustle and bustle of Downtown! Stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, under-mount sinks, and walk-in closets; this property is nothing short of high quality. Enjoy your surroundings by the resort-style pool, walking and biking trails, and pet play area. Not to mention, you’ll be less than 15 minutes from Jester King Brewery!   THE HANOVER OAK HILL Located in Southwest Austin as well, Hanover Oak Hill could be the perfect new home for you and your furry friend! Equipped with a 13,000 square foot dog park and heated washing station. The community also offers a private screening room, infinity-edge pool with cabanas, and incredible hill country views! Offering one, two, and three bedrooms homes; inside…

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It’s That Time Of Year Again…Spring Cleaning!

By | Apartments, Austin, Spring, Spring Cleaning

Photo Cred Open up your windows and let that Spring air in! We all know that Austin has some killer Springtime weather and that also means it’s the best time to get some deep cleaning done! There is no better feeling than coming home to a clean place and being able to relax. So, put a day aside to get cleanin’! Here is a list of tips that will help you get to those not-so-obvious spots: Pick a room to start in! It may be easier to go room by room instead of doing everything at once. Remember, Spring cleaning is about getting into all of those nooks and crannies you don’t usually get to when you’re just picking up the place. Cleaning can be tedious, so throw on some good tunes and get to it! Dusting Yes, dusting is no fun, but it is a must! Start high, get all of the dust and cobwebs off of the ceiling, molding, and corners. Then move to the middle, wipe down all of your shelves! Make sure you pick up all of your decorations and knick-knacks; that way you get the entire shelf and be sure to clean the decor along the way. Another big one is blinds, they collect dust like crazy, and they deserve a good cleaning now and then. Moving to the bottom, the worst part; baseboards! It makes a huge difference when your baseboards don’t have a thick film of dust on them. You may not notice…

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Wet Your Whistle: Austin Apartment Pools To Slide Into This Summer

By | Apartments with Pool, Austin, Hot Summer Days, Pools, Summer

When looking for a new apartment in Austin, it’s almost essential to make sure the community comes equipped with a pool! With the Texas heat on the rise, it only makes sense to consider that your hot new spot has an IG worthy pool to chill at! Here are some of our favorites from complexes around Austin: DOWNTOWN This property offers community amenities that are through the roof! They provide an aqua lounge, a spa, 24-hour concierge, and of course a beautiful pool and sundeck! Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown Austin while getting your tan on. The incredible amenities don’t stop there; step into a unit, and they offer 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, corner windows, and Roman tubs! EAST AUSTIN We know we said earlier when looking for your new spot that a pool is essential, but what about three pools?! Yes, this poolscape offers you three pools, an outdoor kitchen, and a TV lounge. With a backdrop like this, we all could be Instagram models. After a day in the sun, walk into your apartment and find quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, and wood-style flooring. If this isn’t luxury, then we’re not sure what is! SOUTH CENTRAL Us Austinites love anything in the 78704! Not only is this location prime, but so is this pool! This rooftop pool is the perfect area for hanging with friends; enjoy the panoramic views of Downtown while relaxing by a fire feature or getting competitive in some outdoor games. After a…

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Pawesome Austin Adventures for You and Your Fur Baby

By | Austin, Dogs, National Puppy Day, Puppy

It’s National Puppy Day! And what better way to spend this Spring than with your best furry pal? Whether you’re looking to make a splash, grab a drink, or you just want to enjoy the weather; here are some Springtime activities that both you and your pup can enjoy! The Greenbelt (Duh!) Photo Cred It’s Texas, it’s hot, and this is one of the best Austin spots to cool off at! After a good downpour you and your pup should head to your favorite Greenbelt location like Twin Falls, The Flats, Gus Fruh, Campbell’s Hole, or Sculpture Falls! Any of these spots are perfect on a sunny day. Zilker Park (Also duh!) Photo Cred How about 350 acres of beauty to have a picnic, throw a frisbee, take selfies together, or meet hundreds of other locals and their dogs?! And while you’re there you can walk to the creek below Barton Springs and jump in! Yard Bar Photo Cred Yard Bar is the ultimate spot for the both of you! It’s an all-in-one restaurant, bar, and dog park. Get your pal a membership for access to the dog park with plenty of toys and a staff that oversees the playing pups. While your dog mingles; allow yourself to do the same and enjoy some good food and booze!   These are just a few of the many dog friendly places in Austin, so leash up and get out there this Spring; Check out Auditorium Shores Dog Park, Banger’s Sausage House…

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SXSW Tips & Tricks (To Make You Look And Feel Like A Pro!)

By | Austin, Bars, Live music, March Madness, South by Southwest Interactive Festival, SXSW

PHOTO BY MERRICK ALES SXSW (South by Southwest) March Madness is quickly approaching us! By quickly approaching, we mean 2018 South by Southwest Interactive Festival will begin March 9th–less than ten days away! But what is SXSW, especially for those of you who are new to Austin or just unaware; the best way to explain it is as a big collaboration of music, interactive media, film, conferences, and so much more. Think of SXSW as a vast industry showcase in Austin with exclusive artists and speakers from all over the world and surprise shows at various venues all packed into two weeks. We know SXSW can be daunting and super expensive! Which is why we are here to help you be the expert and save as much money as possible. #1 Pro Tip: Do NOT overspend on a badge or wristband! SXSW is first-come-first-serve, meaning if a venue or bar is at capacity you will still wait in line like everyone else. There are so many events you can RSVP to–for FREE! Yes, we’re are not joking. We recommend only getting a wristband or badge if your company is paying for it. Saving as much money as possible and discovering artists you’ve never seen before is the Austin way of doing things for sure. #2 Pro Tip: Nothing is guaranteed and everything is super spontaneous and last minute! Which is why we recommend keeping up with social media accounts. Twitter and specific Instagram accounts such as @WhereWhenWhatAustin and @dirtyteamsxsw to…

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5 Thing to Do in Austin on Valentine’s Day (for Anti’s and Pro’s!)

By | Austin, Date Night, Live music, Valentine's Day

Whether cupid’s arrow has stricken you or not; we’ve found all kinds of fun things to do this Vday in the city! Grab your hot date, significant other, or closest Galentine’s and head to any one of these exciting events coming up! The Vday Experience: Art For The People Image Source A night to remember in an intimate art gallery setting at Art For The People on South 1st Street. Check out live music, art, complimentary wine, and a Jamaican style meal that is all included in the ticket price! Where: 1711 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 When: February 14th, 2018 Time: 7:00PM-9:00Pm Cost: $55 per ticket Buy Tickets Here Speakeasy’s NO SCRUBS Anti-Valentine’s Day 90’s Hip-Hop Dance Party! Image Source Grab your Galentine’s (or dudes) and head to Speakeasy Terrace for their “No Scrubs” Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance Party! Sing your heart out to TLC and all kinds of nostalgic 90’s hip-hop dance music. Drinks will be poppin’ and dancing is highly encouraged! DJ kidGorilla on the 1’s and 2’s. Where: 412 Congress Avenue #D, Austin, TX 78701 When: February 14th, 2018 Time: 9:00PM-2:00AM Cost: FREE with RSVP RSVP HERE Vigilante’s Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Mingle Image Source If you’re in a darker mood this Vday, head to the Vigilante Gaming Bar for a seven-course meal and a murder investigation involving Rory Vandersmitten! If murder mysteries are your thing (SVU fans where you at?), then we highly recommend you go to this! Take your friends or your significant other for a night of love, murder, and mystery. Where: 7010…

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