Austin is a city where residents can live outdoors all year round. Hiking trails near Barton Creek, swimming pools in neighborhoods like Circle C, and balconies and back patios on both starter and Austin luxury homes are a few of the ways Austinites make the most of their nearly year-round temperate weather. Another way homeowners...

Austin gardeners from Lost Creek to Seven Oaks, mark your calendars: it’s time for the 55th Annual Zilker Garden Festival! WHAT: Since the late 60s, this family-friendly fest has celebrated horticulture at its finest with an exquisite flower show, gardening talks by seasoned experts, face-painting and birdhouse-building at the Kids’ Corner, live music in the...

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,...

History of Lake Austin 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...