The US Army recently announced Austin as the winner of 5 finalists to open their Army Futures Command largely in part due to UT’s presence in Austin and around Texas. Expected to open and be fully functional in Summer 2019, the Army is starting to make offers of employment and move candidates to Austin. If […]
What Grocery Stores are in Austin?
One of the questions we get asked often from relocation clients is, “what grocery stores in Austin?” Rest assured that Austin has a fantastic grocery offering in addition to being a city known for catering to many common dietary restrictions. H-E-BIf you’re new to Texas, you’ll be thrilled to discover H-E-B, a regional grocery chain […]
Georgetown vs Driftwood
Georgetown TX and Driftwood TX are two cities that are frequently compared by someone who is considering relocating to the Austin area and wants something a bit outside of the bustling city. There are definitely some similarities between the two cities and also some differences. Here we’ll help point those out and help you make […]
How to Research an Austin Neighborhood
When you’re looking to buy a new home, you’ll want to gather as much information about a particular neighborhood as possible. The more you can learn about the neighborhood before you buy, the higher the likelihood you’ll enjoy living there for longer. We’ve put together a guide to help you research Austin area neighborhoods. Here […]
Best School Districts Around Austin
The Austin ISD has numerous high performing schools with a few, like the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Harmony Science Academy and Anderson High School, receiving national acclaim. The Austin ISD as a whole is one of the lesser performing Austin Area School Districts, but has some top rated schools within the district like Bowie […]
Top 3 School Districts in Austin
Austin is known for a lot of things from live music to funky food trucks, but it’s also know for it’s highly rated schools. For home buyers with kids, or who plan to have kids, schools will likely be an important factor in your home buying decision. But, even if you don’t have school aged […]
Round Rock Named 14th Safest City in America
In a recent study by SmartAsset, Austin’s very own Round Rock was named the 14th Safest City in America. According to SmartAsset, they were motivated by the increase in violent crime that has been reported across the US over the past few years to identify the safest cities in America. How Were Cities Evaluated? SmartAsset […]
Step by Step Guide to Relocating to Austin
Relocating to a new city can be an overwhelming task. We know, we made the move from San Francisco to Austin 9 years ago. Ideally you’d take several trips to your new city to get to know the place and find out exactly where you want to live. Realistically, though, that probably won’t happen. Our […]
What Do Austin Suburbs Look Like?
When choosing which area of Austin to live in, one shouldn’t overlook the Austin suburbs where housing choices abound for every taste and budget. Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Georgetown, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Kyle, Buda, Lake Travis, Bee Cave, Lakeway or Spicewood, each is a little different. How will you decide which Austin suburb is […]
What Do Areas of Austin Look Like?
Austin’s scenic diversity is one of Central Texas’ greatest attributes. Only a few other cities can offer the variety of landscapes and picturesque vistas of the greater Austin area. A remarkable blend of sky touching condominiums, trendy city scapes, gentrified haunts, Old Austin “summer homes” surrounded by majestic Oak Trees, waterfront abodes, hillside lake view […]