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Austin Listed as One of The Greenest Cities in America

Nearly three in four Americans believe that the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. Living “green” means choosing to engage in in cleaner, more sustainable habits in order to preserve the planet as much as possible.

In order to determine the greenest cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across four key dimensions: 1) Environment, 2) Transportation, 3) Energy Sources and 4) Lifestyle & Policy.

Austin is far ahead of the times, rolling out effective alternative transportation methods like electric scooters and bikes. It seems like the majority of Austin is always on the go. With companies like Lime, Bird, Uber, and Lyft releasing new scooters or bikes every month, it’s nearly harder to drive yourself. Preserving places like Zilker Park and Barton Springs is another factor. These beautiful places are packed and...

10 Things to Think About Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

Are you thinking about remodeling your master bathroom? Does your tub need an upgrade? Before you start ripping cabinets out of the wall, take a look at these tips we have for you in order to make the process a little easier! Here are 10 things to think about before remodeling your master bathroom.

1.       Plumbing

You’d be surprised the stuff that piles up in the drain. The average drain pipe is about 1 ½ inches thick, consider upgrading to 2-inch pipes. The thicker the pipes, the less likely it is to get clogged. Consider routing your pipes through interior walls to avoid freezing your pipes in the winter time.

2.       Lighting

If you’re going to be surrounding yourself with mirrors in a place where you are most vulnerable, you might want to consider upping your lighting game. Use recessed light fixtures on the ceiling to brighten the room. Last thing...

Charming Manor Home Open House This Saturday, January 12th!

Join us SATURDAY JANUARY 12th from 12-2:00pm
12929 Carillon Way, Manor  MLS# 6250183  Travis Country Home For Sale

Retreat home to this charming, traditional one-story family home in the highly regarded Bell Farms! Spacious and open family room, light and bright dining space, and a huge kitchen with ample cabinetry space, plus a breakfast nook. Master-suite with double vanities, soaking tub and a walk in closet! Generous secondary bedrooms.Best of all, enjoy the quiet and privacy of a privately fenced yard backing to a greenbelt for outdoor living - no backyard neighbors!

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Austin Ranked #4 on a List of Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America

Have a friend covered in fur, feathers, or scales? Austin recently ranked #4 on a list of most pet-friendly cities in America! There are nearly 85 million households in the US that own a pet. The pet industry is projected to cost Americans over $72 billion dollars!

Over the last decade it seems as if pets are getting more and more pampered. For a while the only options for pet supplies were PetSmart or Petco, now you have endless options- especially in Austin. Locally-owned and operated, Tomlinson's Feed is Austin’s local pet supply store with the healthiest pet supplies. Not to mention it is now illegal in Austin to breed dogs. Austin is officially an “adopt don’t shop” city!

Austin is so pet friendly that you can take your pet nearly everywhere. Drive up and down the streets of downtown Austin and it’ll be hard not to see a dog. There are so many FREE amenities that you can do with your pet! Walk the green belt, workout on town lake,...

Austin named Best College Town & City in America

Austin is a great city for all ages, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained. In a study done recently by Wallet Hub Austin named Best College Town & City in America! Did you know the average cost of student living expenses for 12 months is $26,200? The cost of living only seems to go up, so choosing the right college has never been more difficult.

The methodology for this study was determined by 3 factors; 1) Wallet Friendliness, 2) Social Environment and 3) Academic & Economic Opportunities. Living in an affordable town is more important than one would think. Austin provides some of the most unique, fun, and FREE activities all year round.

The social environment of Austin is like no other, notoriously “weird” and accepting of all people. With over 1,000 electric scooters and bikes you can travel any where quickly and for a very low price. Everything...

Austin was Named the Best City to Start a Business

Did you know that Austin was named THE BEST city to start a business? Austin tends to attract a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. There is the University of Texas, live music, reasonable cost of living, and the tech boom have been major factors in Austin’s ranking. The up and coming Silicon Valley of the South is here to stay and only get bigger.

Despite the fact that Austin is considered by most to be a “laid back” city, we have been proving otherwise that Austin is getting more and more fast paced. Austin is now growing 4 times faster than nearly all of Silicon Valley. Austin is the new Silicon Valley with all these major tech companies. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Drop box are all located in Austin and providing a tremendous amount of jobs, stability, and financial security. With all these tech hubs, Austin has been nicknamed the Silicon Valley of the South.

Other cities that followed close behind were, Salt Lake City, Raleigh, Nashville, San...