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the best austin suburbs for raising a family

Raising a family in Austin can be a wonderful experience. The city offers great career opportunities, reputable schools and universities, exciting year-round events for all ages, and easy access to beautiful Texas nature.

Once you’ve decided Austin is where you want to live, how do you choose the right neighborhood for your family?

Fortunately, Austin is a very family-friendly place. It’s not hard to find safe, pleasant communities with access to fun experiences and daily amenities. So when it comes to choosing which part of town to settle down in, you can really just start with your preferences:

What part of town do you want to live in?

How close do you want to be to downtown Austin?

How close do you want to be to work?

What is my

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Austin Business Journal predicts that an average of 170 new people will move to Austin every day throughout 2018, which means 62,000 plus new residents over the course of this year.

The area has a perpetual allure that draws more and more families from across the country to call Austin their home.

As the basic laws of supply and demand would predict, our popularity has resulted in years of appreciating real estate values. For those in the market to live in or around downtown Austin, these growing home costs come with clear pros and cons.

In one regard, appreciating values mean a healthy real estate investment opportunity. On the other hand, rising costs mean there’s a growing financial barrier of entry for families in the market to buy central

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San Antonio was named the 3rd best place to retire in 2018 by U.S. News. Since Sarasota, FL and Lancaster, PA took first and second place (in that order), that means San Antonio is the #1 place to retire in Texas.

For generational Texans and newcomers alike, San Antonio offers the conveniences of living in a major city, without many of the big-city headaches. It’s a beautiful location for settling down, with reasonable housing prices that are appreciating.

Beyond our great restaurants, golf courses, and local attractions, it’s San Antonio’s neighborhoods that make it a great place to retire. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retirement surrounded by Texas golf courses in the Hill Country or an in-the-action retirement surrounded by stores,

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Why Move to Texas?

Texas has become one of the most popular places for relocation in the United States, according to The Fiscal Times. Our state is home to sprawling cities, temperate weather, and an ethos that is still punctuated by the independence and adventure of Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne films.

On their way to their new Texas homes, families drive through the dips and winds of the Texas Hill Country, passing horses and farms, city lights and towers. Texas is still a place where independence and new beginnings draw families from across the country to experience fresh starts that are filled with adventure.

No matter the city you choose, finding a new home in Texas is thrilling. It also comes with a handful of challenges.

We

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pros & cons of buying a new construction home in texas

As you enter the central Texas real estate market, there are many types of homes to consider. It may be helpful to narrow your search by asking simple either/or style questions:

One or two story? House or duplex? Close to downtown or remote?

You also might ask: Should I buy a new construction home or one that’s been lived in before?

There are wonderful benefits to buying a new or used home in Central Texas. For today’s article, we’ll investigate the pros and cons of buying a new construction home. By default, this article will also tell you about some of the benefits of buying used homes as well.

We hope this is helpful as you enter the Texas real estate market.

Without further ado:

The Pros of Buying a New Construction Home

Many

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2019 sxsw festival: everything you should know

The hype surrounding South by Southwest (SXSW) may sound hard to live up to. But Austinites and attendees from across the globe will tell you that this springtime event doesn’t disappoint.

For concert enthusiasts, there are concerts in every corner of the city, from new artists to old-timey bands. You can find live music playing in the airport, small bars, street corners, and of course, at Austin’s largest stadiums and concert halls.

SXSW Film brings in moviemakers and films from many cultures and walks of life, everything from Indie to blockbuster hits.

Any aspect of SXSW is renowned for networking opportunities. But SXSW Interactive is where some people really get their product pitches and business cards ready. Many now-celebrity business

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the ultimate relocation checklist for moving to san antonio

San Antonio is a popular place to call home, even by the numbers. Beyond its famous landmarks that attract 31 million visitors every year, San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, after Houston.

It’s a sought-after place to visit and an even more welcoming place to call home.

If you’re thinking about moving to San Antonio, we created this checklist to help ensure your move is as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Is San Antonio the City for You?

It’s not easy to relocate to a new city. You must take on a lot of unknown unknowns, make new friends, and get to know an entirely new collection of roads, businesses, and local culture.

Fortunately, San Antonio has a little bit for everyone. The city offers a mix of luxury,

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why moving to austin is a no-brainer for tech workers

Careers in tech are more accessible than ever. With the influx of VC-backed startups, accessible training, and high job growth across many fields, it’s a great time to work in tech.

One of the first decisions when it comes to job hunting is location. Though remote work is on the rise, in-office jobs remain the standard.

Even in tech.

Known by some as Silicon Hills, Austin has been a destination for tech businesses and innovative minds for decades.

This beautiful city has so much going for it: quirky nightlife, beautiful natural areas in the hill country for hiking and camping, innovative dining, new luxury condo/apartment options, and a city pride that is larger than life.

People love living in Austin.

If you’re in tech, here’s why

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As your kids are out of school for the next two weeks, you may find yourself looking for San Antonio holiday activities and events. Whether you want to celebrate with children or entertain visiting relatives, we’ve got you covered:

Things to Do in San Antonio for the Holidays - 2018

1. Light the Way - Holiday Festival

Location: The University of the Incarnate Word

Now through Jan. 6th

The holiday lights turn on nightly at 6:30pm

Check out our Food Truck Yard, Kids’ Corner (take selfies with Santa!), munch on free cookies + cocoa, and try new activities from our friends at the DoSeum.

Learn more.

2. Santa’s Ranch Christmas Display

Location: 9561 I-35 North New Braunfels, TX 78130

Now through Dec. 30th

Nightly, 6pm-10pm

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small san antonio towns

Down around San Antonio, the hill country brings rich character to small town life.

Perhaps it’s all due to the combination of gorgeous nature and celebrated small-town history. Many of these towns still have buildings that date back to the early years of the last century. German settlements in these homestead towns left roots that linger to this day.

There’s a little something for everyone in the Texas hill country. Here are four quaint small towns around San Antonio:

Kerrville

One of the most wonderful aspects of any small town on our list is the rich outdoors.

Kerrville perhaps stands out the most. Known by some as the capital of the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville rests alongside the Guadalupe River, with many beautiful parks, trails,

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