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This may not come as a surprise to many living in Austin, but once again we sit atop the best American cities according to a poll and analysis from U.S. News and World Report.  This is the second year in a row Austin landed the top spot and shows no signs of slowing down!  

For the second year in a row, U.S. News ranked Austin No. 1 in its annual list of the country’s Best Places to Live. According to a Tuesday press release, rankings were determined partly by a public survey of thousands of people across the United States to determine what they consider important in a home town. “The methodology also factors in data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News

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Texas ranks as the No. 1 state for corporate relocations and expansions for the sixth year in a row, according to Site Selection magazine.

Ohio followed with 467 new facilities that opened in 2017, the Atlanta-based magazine said in its annual Governor's Cup report, issued March 5.

However, when population is taken into consideration, Nebraska is the overall No. 1 state cake with 110 projects per capita.

Within Texas, the Houston metro is far and away the leader for corporate relocations and expansions. It ranked No. 2 in the nation in 2017 with 196 new and expanded facilities. Austin didn't rank nationally and came in No. 5 regionally in the South Central United States with 51 projects.

The Chicago metro was No. 1 in the nation with 402

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Our own Jen Templeton was recently featured in Mansion Global one of the top luxury real estate publications in the world.  She was asked about the current market conditions and much more of Austin's West Lake Hills community.

Incorporated as a village in 1953, homes there are now prized as much for their location along winding, hilly roads as for their proximity to both downtown and Lake Austin.

“Buyers are attracted to the Westlake area for many reasons,” said Jen Templeton of Engel & Völkers Austin. “Among them are its excellent schools and proximity to downtown for jobs and entertainment.” West Lake Hills is a suburb to the west of Austin, although “when people refer to ‘Westlake’ they are commonly referring to the larger area served by the

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Official RealtorHigh Five Events announces the return of Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2018 Austin Marathon®. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently giving away two Austin Marathon entries and two Austin Marathon VIP passes. He will also have space at the expo and finish line to talk to athletes about their housing needs.

“As a longtime member of the Austin endurance community, I’m thrilled to return as the Official Realtor of the Austin Marathon,” said Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor Engel & Völkers. “It’s an honor to be involved with the City of Austin’s marquee running event, supporting not only Austin runners, but runners from around the world.”

Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin knows Austin extensively and

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Super Bowl Sunday is now on the horizon and with hometown quarterback Nick Foles of Westlake High School at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles there is a lot of local excitement about this Sunday's game!  If your looking to get out of the house and join in with the Super Bowl hysteria we've put together a list of the best spots to watch the game across Austin below with help from our friends at Eater Austin.  

Super Bowl LI and everything below takes place on Sunday, February 4, with kick-off beginning at 5:30 p.m. In no particular order below here are some fun spots to catch the game!  

1. Whisler's -  is back with its annual Super Bowl party starting at 4 p.m. The game will be projected in two spots by the indoor and outdoor bars. Look out for

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Although it probably doesn't come as a much of a surprise to local Austinites, it is still really cool to get national accolades recognizing Austin's South 1st Street.  Money Magazine correctly points out that South 1st may be South Congress's red headed step child it has a lot to offer without all the crowds.  Check out what the author of the piece had to say about this funky Austin neighborhood!  

South First ranks eighth among the magazine’s 10 hippest ’hoods in the U.S. for tourists and business travelers. No other neighborhood in Texas shows up on the list, which appears in the magazine’s January/February 2018 print edition.

Amy Balfour, a travel writer for Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guides, tells Money that South First visitors

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With the holiday spirit in full swing now is a great time to get out and enjoy some great holiday lighting strolls throughout Central Texas with family and friends!  Below we've put together a list of the best places to go check out some great holiday Christmas lights.  

TRAIL OF LIGHTS

December 8th - December 23rd austintrailoflights.org

A fun run is hosted on December 2 that goes through the Trail of Lights. You can register for the run on the site. A Preview Party is December 8 and the Trail is open December 9-23. Admission is free on select nights and $3 other nights.

ZILKER TREE LIGHTING

November 26th - December 31st austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree

Austin’s “tree” at Zilker Park is actually one of Austin’s moontowers. It’s over

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Everyone in Austin has noticed the dramatic change in the real estate market over the past ten years since the recession.  But did you know how dramatic the change was?  New statistics from the National Association of Realtors shine a light on the appreciation of not only Austin, but the rest of the lone star state!  

The U.S. median home sales price in 2016 was $236,000, 2% higher than in 2006. In fact, 31 of the 50 largest U.S. metros are back to pre-recession price levels. Austin, TX, has seen the largest price growth in the past decade: 63%. It’s followed by Denver, at 54%, and Dallas, at 52%. Nationwide, realtor.com data show that listing prices have been up by double digits for the majority of 2017.

A lot of Austin's growth is due to the

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According to U.S. News, the rankings were determined by a pre-determined set of criteria such as global and regional research reputations and number of publications produced. Researchers also sent out surveys to academics around the world in order to "create a comprehensive snapshot of [their] opinions about world universities."

The University of Texas at Austin was named as the top University in the state of Texas and 32nd in the world!  Out of 1,250 institutions in 74 countries, the university was ranked No. 32 in the world, beating out schools like University of Copenhagen (No. 37);  Kings College London (No. 41); University of Tokyo (No. 57); and, yes, University of Maryland, College Park (No. 50).

Texas though was well represented across the

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Whether your looking to avoid ACL traffic this week or trying to map out your weekend at Zilker there is a lot of helpful info out there!  With the help of some our friends from Austin City Limits Music Festival and Curbed Austin we have put together some great maps and tips.  There’s complimentary shuttle bus service from Republic Square Park for attendees, as well as ramped-up Capital Metro service, a taxi stand, and lots of bicycle racks.

If your looking to avoid all that is ACL and skip the traffic jams here is what you need to know! 

And lastly if your looking to bike or plan where to park to hit the festival here is the info you'll need!  

 

For more helpful info visit ACL's homepage here!

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