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August 2017

Found 7 blog entries for August 2017.

With the summer heat hopefully on the back burner Austin's event calendar is heating up!  From some amazing benefit concerts and restaurant offering benefiting Hurricane Harvey victims to F1 at Circuit of the America's featuring Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder.  Check out some of our favorite picks for September and October from Austin City Limits Festival and much more.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Hurricane Harvey Benefit Parties

Companies across the country have responded by pledging to support—whether financial or material—and Central Austin businesses are rallying around the effort.  See the full list of events happening across town at Do512.com 

9/2/17 - 9/3/17
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
Sports car racing enthusiasts don’t want

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Engel & Völkers, in support of hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

We will be assembling kits from items you bring to our offices or you can assemble your own kits. Please bring any items or kits to any of our offices at the following locations:

Westlake
Office: 512.328.3939
3700 Bee Caves Rd, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78746
Lakeway
Office: 512.263.7997
1510 RR 620 South, Suite 100, Lakeway, TX 78734
Domain
Office: 512.975.2622
3210 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 122, Austin, TX 78758

The kits will be distributed to shelter occupants in Austin for hurricane Harvey evacuees. We will be accepting donations until Thursday, September 7th at 5PM. 


KIT ITEMS:

New Large Clear Plastic Container With Lid
New Towel
NNew Washcloth
Soap
Tissue

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Lady Bird Lake

What I Love About Austin ~ Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake is at the center of Austin, literally and figuratively.  It's one of the geographic features that makes Austin a great place to live.  Formerly, Town Lake, the reservoir was created in 1960 as a cooling pond for a new city power plant, with the construction of Longhorn Dam.  The name was changed in 2007, to Lady Bird Lake, by a vote of the Austin City Council.

Today, it is the home of lots of activity from the hike and bike trails, Auditorium Shores Park, and commercial vendors.

The features include, river cruises from two different companies, Capital Cruises and Lone Star Riverboats.  The cruises offer lunch and dinner for both large and small groups as well as sightseeing that

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As the summer selling season of year's past has not occurred, along with a large increase of new home inventory.  Across the Austin-area we are seeing inventory leveling and actually at its highest point since 2012!  Home sales volume held steady across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in July, while housing inventory levels posted strong gains, according to the July 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

In July 2017, single-family home sales volume in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 2.8 percent year-over-year to 2,892 home sales, while home sales within the city of Austin declined 2.5 percent year-over-year to 832 home sales. This dip in Austin’s home sales growth

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It is crazy to think college football season is only a couple weeks away at this point!  But with Football fever in full swing in the state of Texas now is the perfect time to look ahead to the key matchup's and highlights of the season.  With expectations high under the first year coach Tom Herman and a lot of returning players this should be an interesting season for the Texas Longhorns.  Below we highlight some of the best home games on the schedule and what to look forward to this season!  

Saturday
Sep. 2
Terrapins

Maryland Terrapins 
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium, Austin, TX

This is the first game of the season and the Terrapins come to town with a tough team and a strong test for the first game at DKR!  With the first game of an

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With the summer season coming to a close and the kids heading back to school, August is the time to get out and enjoy all that Austin has to offer!  Whether you want to bring the family out to Blues on the Green or head to Congress bridge for the Bat Fest there is a little something for everyone happening in August and September.

8/2/17
Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from May to August, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome groovy performances by local up-and-comers and Austin legends.
www.kgsr.com

8/12/17
Austin Ice Cream Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
The Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is fun for the whole family. Games, activities,

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What I Love About Austin ~ South Congress Avenue (SoCo)

What I Love About Austin ~ SoCo (South Congress Avenue)

SoCo is the heart of what makes Austin, well, Austin. From food trucks, street musicians, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and boutique hotels, South Congress embodies, “Keep Austin Weird” and is the true spirit of the uniqueness of Austin.

First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of every month on South Congress. Shops stay open late and SoCo hosts arts and crafts vendors along with other events and activities.

There’s the legendary and large, Allen’s Boots with the giant red boot sign. It has a large selection of boots and a friendly staff to help you find just the right pair of cowboy boots to fit your taste. 1522 South Congress Avenue. http://www.allensboots.com/

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