FronteraFest 2012

Pop question: Which annual festival, locally-known as “The fringe theater event of the Southwest”, features over 800 local and national artists, includes nudity, hip-hop, improv, slam poetry, monologists, stage combat, absurdist comedy, and just about everything else under the theatrical sun?   That would be Austin’s Fronterafest. “FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre,” explains producer Christi Moore.  The hallmark of the festival …

Homes on Lake Austin in Austin TX Housing Market Update

Lake Austin Homes for saleLake Austin home searchLake Austin Homes THE BELOW MARKET UPDATE IS CURRENT AS OF THE ABOVE DATE OF THIS BLOG POST. Active: There are currently 35 homes for sale on Lake Austin with a median list price of $472 per square foot ($2,450,000) and averaging 226 active days on the market. The average home for sale has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 5902 square feet. Prices …

Northwest Austin’s Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Established in 1939, Emma Long Metropolitan Park (ELMP) is one of the largest parks in Austin with over 1,140 acres and a mile of beautiful lakefront. Visitors enjoy relaxing on its 350-foot sandy beach, hiking, camping, and water sports like boating, skiing, and swimming. Once known as City Park, ELMP was renamed to honor Austin’s first woman to serve on the council of a major Texas city. Emma Long was …

Stressed? Austin “Playcare” Offers Fun for Kids while Moms Sit Back and Relax!

Do you and your child need a haven from the rush of holiday madness? Like a number of local businesses offering “playcare” for kids, Gorgeous Millie makes a ‘day in the life’ easier for mom – and delightful for her rambunctious toddler. Imagine this scenario, all too familiar-sounding to a mother: Mom is up at 4am because the two-year-old has night terrors again. The dishwasher breaks, just when she finally …

Looking for Board Games? Buy Local this Christmas with Fireside Games.

Remember the days when families and friends gathered together around the kitchen table for hours on end just to play a board game? Locally-grown Fireside Games wants to reintroduce your family to the world of play! “We like to think we’re doing our part to Keep Austin Weird,” jokes owner, Justin De Witt of South Austin. Since 2007, De Witt and his team have been dedicated to creating fun, original, …

About Lake Austin: A Brief History Lesson

Lake Austin, the sixth in a chain of seven lakes known as the Highland Lakes, is located in West Austin in Travis County. Formerly known as Lake McDonald, it was the first large reservoir in Texas. According to the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), Lake Austin was created by the construction of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River in 1893, though copious amounts of river sediment followed by a …

Homes on Lake Austin in Austin TX Housing Market Update

Lake Austin Homes for saleLake Austin home searchLake Austin Homes THE BELOW MARKET UPDATE IS CURRENT AS OF THE ABOVE DATE OF THIS BLOG POST. Active: There are currently 44 homes for sale on Lake Austin with a median list price of $474 per square foot ($2,424,500) and averaging 206 active days on the market. The average home for sale has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 5607 square feet. Prices …

Put the Happy in Holidays with World-Class R&R At Lake Austin Spa

With the stress and cold of the holiday season right around the corner, why not give that special someone, or maybe yourself, an early stocking stuffer this year? Something 10,000 times better than chocolate? Consider this: A gift certificate for an indulgent, relaxing retreat at a local Lake Austin paradise merely 35 minutes from Central Austin … Lake Austin Spa Resort was voted the Number One Destination Spa in North …

Put the Happy in Holidays with World-Class R&R At Lake Austin Spa

With the stress and cold of the holiday season right around the corner, why not give that special someone, or maybe yourself, an early stocking stuffer this year? Something 10,000 times better than chocolate? Consider this: A gift certificate for an indulgent, relaxing retreat at a local Lake Austin paradise merely 35 minutes from Central Austin … Lake Austin Spa Resort was voted the Number One Destination Spa in North …

Homes on Lake Austin in Austin TX Housing Market Update

Lake Austin Homes for saleLake Austin home searchLake Austin Homes THE BELOW MARKET UPDATE IS CURRENT AS OF THE ABOVE DATE OF THIS BLOG POST. Active: There are currently 49 homes for sale on Lake Austin with a median list price of $471 per square foot ($2,500,000) and averaging 180 active days on the market. The average home for sale has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 5726 square feet. Prices …