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South First Named One of the Best Places to Visit in the US

Lonely Planet named the South First Street area in Austin one of the ten best places in the country to go right now, Austin 360 reports. Lonely...

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Austin Tops Forbes’ List for High Tech Job Creation

Forbes ranked #Austin as the number one city in the country for job creation in the technology field over the last ten years, the Austin Business Journal reports. Forbes analyzed the changes in employment between 2004 and 2014 for tech-related fields like computer...

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Ample Seating in a Small Apartment

When you live in a small #apartment, it can be tricky to have enough seating for guests without having your space feel crowded when it's just you. Check out our #pinterest board for lots of innovative ideas for having seating in a small space. Need help finding...

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Window Treatments

#WindowTreatments can add a lot of style to your #apartment.  In addition to adding color and texture, they can protect against heat in the summer and cold in the winter.  Check our our #pinterest board for lots of ideas on window treatments for your rental! Need help...

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Steiner Ranch Dining and Shopping

Steiner Ranch Dining and Shopping

This month, we’re spotlighting the Steiner Ranch neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week we’ll be exploring some of the dining and shopping options available in this master-planned community in Northwest Austin.   Cho Sushi Japanese Fusion is beloved for its...

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Steiner Ranch

Steiner Ranch

This month we’re going to be doing a profile on Steiner Ranch, a master-planned community in northwest Austin.  Steiner Ranch is positioned on 4,600 acres and is home to two lakes, Lake Austin and Lake Travis.  Depending on traffic, it’s between 20-35 minutes from...

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Arboretum Apartments

Arboretum Apartments

This month, we’re spotlighting the Arboretum neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the great apartments in this area in north Austin. Northland at the Arboretum has an access gate, a resistance lap pool and an outdoor cooking...

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Arboretum Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

Arboretum Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

This month, we’re spotlighting the Arboretum neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be exploring a sampling of the great dining, entertainment, and shopping available in this neighborhood on the Northside of Austin.   If you like to shop, The Arboretum Mall...

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The Arboretum

The Arboretum

This month we will be spotlighting the Arboretum neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  The Arboretum is an area in Northwest Austin that sits at the intersection of U.S. 183 and Capital of Texas Highway/Loop 360, and Mopac/Loop One.  Its namesake is the open-air shopping...

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Anderson Mill Schools and Employers

Anderson Mill Schools and Employers

We are spotlighting the Anderson Mill neighborhood of Austin, Texas this month.  This week we’ll be reviewing the schools and employers in this suburb northwest of Austin. Anderson Mill’s schools are in the popular Round Rock ISD school district.  The high school for...

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Anderson Mill Dining and Entertainment

Anderson Mill Dining and Entertainment

  This month, we’re spotlighting the Anderson Mill neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week we’ll be talking about the dining, shopping and entertainment options in this Northwest neighborhood. There are a wealth of unique, locally owned restaurants in the area, as...

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Anderson Mill

Anderson Mill

    This month we’re going to be spotlighting the Anderson Mill neighborhood, located Northwest of Austin, Texas.  Anderson Mill was founded by Thomas Anderson, a Virginian who moved to the area in the 1850’s.   He set up a gunpowder mill in the 1860's and his...

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The Whitley Apartments

The Whitley Apartments

The Whitley Apartments are a new 266 unit apartment complex being constructed in downtown Austin at 3rd and Brazos.  This new complex will be located right in the thick of Austin nightlife and is expected to be completed this Spring.   Floor plans at Whitley range...

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Gables Park Plaza Phase Two

Gables Park Plaza Phase Two

Gables Park Plaza is currently building their second phase of apartments.  This gorgeous luxury apartment community, located right on the edge of downtown and Lady Bird Lake is right in the middle of all the best Austin has to offer.  The second phase will be 18...

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Renting with a Large Dog

Renting with a Large Dog

Renting with a large dog can sometimes be frustrating on your own, but with a qualified apartment locator, we can help you find an apartment that will accept not only you, but your larger than norm furry friend. Most apartment complexes consider a large dog to be any...

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2400 Nueces

2400 Nueces

2400 Nueces is a new luxury apartment complex being built exclusively for students in West Campus by the University of Texas.  These apartments are set to be completed this Fall and are rented by the room, so you don't have to worry about being responsible for your...

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East Riverside-Oltorf Neighborhood

East Riverside-Oltorf Neighborhood

East Riverside-Oltorf is the Austin neighborhood just south of Lady Bird Lake, East of I-35, west of Grove Boulevard and north of Ben White/Texas State Highway 71.  Thanks to the city's East Riverside Corridor Plan, which aims to make Riverside Drive, already an...

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Indigo

Indigo

Indigo is a new apartment complex located in Northwest Austin on Lakeline Boulevard.  The Lakeline Station for Metro Rail is less than a mile away, so you can have a pleasant, car-free commute to work into Austin.  The Metro Rail even runs on weekends, so it's also a...

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The Arboretum

The Arboretum

The Arboretum is an area in Northwest Austin that sits at the intersection of U.S. 183 and Capital of Texas Highway/Loop 360, and Mopac/Loop One.  Its namesake is the open-air shopping mall The Arboretum, but this area has a lot more than shopping to offer. This part...

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The Kenzie at the Domain

The Kenzie at the Domain

The Kenzie at the Domain is a new apartment complex being built right in the center of the Domain.  Construction on this luxury apartment complex just steps from high-end shopping and dining, as well as employers, began this past summer and the first units should be...

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Travis Heights

Travis Heights

Bordering South Congress, Travis Heights is a fun, vibrant, historic neighborhood located just south of Lady Bird Lake, West of I-35, East of Congress Avenue, and North of Oltorf Street.  Within walking distance of the block of shops, restaurants and music venues...

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The Perfect Christmas Tree

The Perfect Christmas Tree

The perfect Christmas Tree can be yours with these tips from Apartment Therapy and designer Sabrina Soto.  From where to place your ornaments, to how many lights to use, they've got you covered to make sure your apartment shines with the gorgeous splendor of your...

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STAAR Scores Won’t Count Towards Final Grade

STAAR Scores Won’t Count Towards Final Grade

STAAR scores won't count towards the final class grade of high schoolers this year, Statesman.com reports.  The announcement was made by Education Commissioner Michael Williams today at a school adminstrator's conference.     The original plan was for the State of...

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Pre-Holiday Deep Clean

Pre-Holiday Deep Clean

A pre-holiday decorating deep clean is a great idea before you put those Christmas decorations up.  If you clean before you cover your apartment with tinsel and lights, you'll have less to clean around later and you can spend your time on more fun holiday activities....

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Austin Unemployment Rate Down

Austin Unemployment Rate Down

Austin's Unemployment rate decreased again in October to 5.3 percent, Statesman.com reports.  The data from the Texas Workforce Commission shows that construction and technology were responsible for most of the hires.   October's construction numbers were up after a...

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5 Home Cook Essentials

5 Home Cook Essentials

Home cooks' needs are different from those of professional cooks, but sometimes it's hard to know exactly how different.  The Kitchn shares the advice of two professional chefs who are also cooking teachers as to what you need to be a successful cook at home.   First,...

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US Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs

US Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs

The US Economy added 171,000 jobs in October, and there was more hiring in August and September than initially thought.  The unemployment rate did increase slightly to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September,  Statesman.com reports.   In the last 4 months, 173,000...

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My Story

My Story

Today, I've been asked to share my story of overcoming and surviving breast cancer.  I'm happy to do so because I want to encourage and inspire others who are experiencing what I have experienced. I was 28 years old when my doctor told me I had breast cancer. Words I...

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Hawaii Party a Great Success!

Hawaii Party a Great Success!

A big thank you to all the property managers and agents who came to our annual Hawaii Party Friday, October 5th at Molotov.  It was a phenomenal success!  We loved having the opportunity to talk to all our highly valued managers and leasing agents and toast you for...

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Essential Kitchen Cleaning Tools

Essential Kitchen Cleaning Tools

Kitchen cleaning isn't fun, but just like any job, it can go a lot faster and be a lot less painful if you have the right tools.  The Kitchn makes sure you're prepared to tackle the mess that goes on in the most important room in your apartment. First of all, you need...

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City Council District Boundaries:  Who Should Draw Them?

City Council District Boundaries: Who Should Draw Them?

City council districts are on the ballot in November.  There are two competing plans, one of which has district lines drawn by a citizen commission, and the other which doesn't specify how districts will be drawn.  If one of the measures passes, who draws the...

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Safely Thaw Frozen Foods:  5 Methods

Safely Thaw Frozen Foods: 5 Methods

Thawing frozen foods must be done safely, or you can make yourself sick.  While freezing food does put microorganisms that can cause disease in "suspended animation", once food is warmed up to above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the bacteria can start multiplying.  Apartment...

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WTA is going PINK!

WTA is going PINK!

WTA realizes the importance of using our resources to give back to our community. To that end, we have participated in raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the last 4 years. WTA's Go Pink Campaign has raised almost $13,000 for breast cancer awareness,...

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Fall Closet Cleaning

Fall Closet Cleaning

Closet Cleaning usually happens at the start of the year thanks to New Year's Resolutions.  But Apartment Therapy makes the case that just after Labor Day is a great time to assess your wardrobe and clean out that closet for the new Fall season. First, clear your...

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GM Technology Center Coming to Austin

GM Technology Center Coming to Austin

General Motors' Technology Center will come to Austin, the company announced today.  The IT Innovation Center will employ nearly 500 people, Statesman.com reports. GM is building the facility to make sure its information technology capabilities are on par with its...

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Scanning Important Documents with Your iPhone

Scanning Important Documents with Your iPhone

Scanning important documents with your iPhone can help you go paperless and get rid of a lot of paper clutter.  You suddenly don't need a filing cabinet and a lot of other bulky stuff in your apartment.  Apartment Therapy shows you how to scan papers with your iPhone...

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Private School Vouchers Back on the Agenda

Private School Vouchers Back on the Agenda

Private school vouchers have been a politically divise issue for years, but now that the Texas Legislature is set to be the most conservative it's ever been, senators such as Dan Patrick, Republican from Houston and chair of the Senate Education committee, are vowing...

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Customizing a Rental

Customizing a Rental

Customizing your rental space, whether it be an apartment or house, can go a long way towards making it feel like home.  Sure, you may have a lot of things you don't like to work with, but turn the negatives into positives with Apartment Therapy's advice. Use modular...

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Getting Your Friends to Help You Move

Getting Your Friends to Help You Move

Getting your friends to help you move can save a ton of money.  But if you don't go about it properly, it can cost you some friendships.  Apartment Therapy helps you make sure you can get helpers that will stay friends with you even after you settle in your new...

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