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July 2018

Found 4 blog entries for July 2018.

With summer somehow already winding down and the kids throughout the city gearing up for a new school year, how should you spend your final weeks of summer?  Below we have put together a list of our favorite events happening in Austin and the surrounding area in August and September.  If we have forgotten anything let us know in the comments below.

 

AUGUST 2018

7/6/18 - 8/18/18
Zilker Summer Musical
Zilker Hillside Theatre
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of "All Shook Up" featuring Elvis' top hits Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
www.zilker.org

8/8/18
Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way

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What I Love About Austin ~ Beautiful Scenery

Austin is a beautiful and vibrant city.  There's so many things to see and do.  Just taking in the sights or taking photographs of the scenery is a great pass time.  Almost anywhere in Austin would make a great photograph. Downtown Austin is great, but so is downtown Georgetown and so are some of the small towns close to Austin.  Below is our list of great scenes, photo ops, and selfie scenes around our great city.  Take it all in.  It's worth the few minutes it takes to visit any of these scenic views and event locations.

The beauty of Austin is what brings many people to the area and makes Austin a relocation mecca.  If you haven't seen any one of the locations on our list, you just have to take the time to visit, photograph or enjoy all that the

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Austin has regained its top spot in the state of Texas and is now ranked third in Wallethub's annual rankings of best big cities to live in 2018.  WalletHub compared the 62 largest U.S. cities based on 56 key indicators of attractiveness. Their data set ranges from the quality of public schools and life expectancy to job opportunities and property taxes.

In order to determine the best and worst large cities to live in, WalletHub compared a sample of 62 U.S. cities (with populations of more than 300,000 each) across five key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economy, 3) Education & Health, 4) Quality of Life, and 5) Safety.

Austin dominated in a handful of categories, which propelled it to an overall ranking of No. 3, behind Seattle (No. 1) and

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Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) experienced strong and steady growth in the first half of this year but declined in June 2018, according to the June & Midyear 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. In the first half of the year, area home prices continued to increase and housing inventory levels slowly declined amidst strong housing demand.

In the five-county MSA, single-family home sales increased 3.7 percent year-over-year to 15,364 home sales, while the median home price increased 4.3 percent year-over-year to $313,000. The volume of homes on the market declined year-to-date, although pending sales activity increased during the same time frame.

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