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...

In the heart of Travis County, a limestone lookout point towers lakeside over beautiful West Austin. Known to lovers for its shady paths and starlit vistas, and to photographers for its breathtaking sunset panoramas, Mount Bonnell is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists alike. Mount Bonnell homes also boast some of Austin’s best views....

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...

Whether Austinites live in Olympic Heights or Lost Creek, they tend to believe in a healthy lifestyle. In 2007, Cooking Lite voted Austin among the top 20 healthiest cities in America! Even so, everyday food choices can make all the difference in the world when it comes to staying healthy. It’s all too easy to...

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,...

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...