There are many benefits to living in a dog-friendly apartment community. However, some residents may worry that their living space and lifestyle is not ideal for their four-legged friends. Fear not, as there are many dog breeds that not only tolerate apartment living - but thrive in it. Here are some of our favorites.
English Bulldogs are well-known for their wrinkly skin and their big, picturesque smiles. They are also a great choice for apartment residents who are not home during the day. English Bulldogs are generally inactive and are content with lounging around the house while their owner is at work or school.
Since they are less active than other dogs, there is less of a chance that they will romp around and knock over furnishings. They are also prone to overheating, so they do not mind being indoors. Although they are easy-going and have short hair, they do need some “maintenance”. They need to exercise at least once a day to maintain a healthy weight, and owners should wipe...more
For many people, signing a lease and getting an apartment is an exciting time. While you should be proud and excited, make sure that you take the time to read everything. There are potential issues that may arise in the future due to you overlooking them when you signed your lease agreement. To avoid any potential issues arising in the future, here are some things to consider before you sign your apartment rental agreement.
Rent And Utilities
Some apartment complexes will include utilities as part of your rent, so make sure that you know which utilities may be covered. Normally gas, heat, and water are included in your rent because they are supplied to the entire building. If no utilities are covered, that is something that you'll want to be aware of before you sign the agreement.
Read over your agreement so that you will be aware of the process concerning how damages are handled. You will likely be responsible for...more
There are many benefits to apartment living, but those with a green thumb (or brown thumb) might feel out of place without a yard. Fear not - there are many plant species that can thrive in an urban environment with low light. Here are some popular houseplants that are good for apartment living.
Aloe plants are a popular house plant for apartment living. This succulent plant helps purify the air by absorbing formaldehyde and benzene, which are fumes that can come from paint and cleaning products. Aloe plants come in a variety of sizes, but most are relatively small and work great on a windowsill or a kitchen counter. Additionally, you can break the stems to use their natural aloe gel to heal sunburns or small cuts.
The monstera plant has a very distinctive, wide, perforated leaf - you’ve probably seen it used in table centerpieces, clothing, and throw pillows. In addition to being a trendy design aesthetic, this tropical plant is also great for apartments....more
It’s no secret that Austin has some of the best brunch spots in the country. There are many great places to eat out on the weekends all throughout the city. However, Southwest Austin is home to many neighborhood restaurants that serve brunch without the long wait.
District Kitchen + Cocktails
This Southwest Austin eatery on Slaughter Lane and Escarpment Boulevard specializes in farm-to-table brunch plates and craft cocktails. Their brunch menu, which contains a wide selection of breakfast foods, sandwiches, and burgers, is sourced from local farms - most notably the nearby Oak Hill Farms. Their drink menu includes several choices of European champagne, as well as a $9 Bloody Mary bar and a selection of craft cocktails.
Kerbey Lane Cafe
A local favorite, Kerbey Lane Cafe has two Southwest Austin locations - one in the Arbor Trails shopping center on William Cannon Drive and Mopac, and another on South Lamar Boulevard. Kerbey Lane, which is open 24 hours, is best known for...more
If you're moving to Southwest Austin, congratulations! Your new neighborhood gives you easy access to both city attractions and the beauty of nature. Here are some essential items to bring with you to help you take full advantage of all the benefits of apartment living.
1. A Cheerful throw rug
Whether you like rugs that are brightly colored or demurely neutral, bold and modern or traditionally designed, buying a rug that you love is an easy way to express your personality and accent your furniture in your new apartment.
Bringing greenery into your apartment makes your home look more inviting. Houseplants also purify the air, reduce stress, and can even improve your mood.
3. Hiking boots
Residents of Southwest Austin apartments are fortunate to be close to the beautiful Texas Hill Country. You can explore many miles of trails with a choice of flat or hilly terrain. You will see spectacular views and wildlife....more
Are you trying to decide where you should live in Austin? Texas Hill Country beckons you. There are many advantages of choosing to live in hill country apartments over living in the middle of the city. The areas of Southwest Austin, Oak Hill, and Dripping Springs offer easy access to everything that Austin has to offer while also providing beautiful views and access to outdoor activities.
Advantages of living in Hill Country
While some people mistakenly believe that Texas is all flat, the Southwest area of Austin is located on the edge of Texas Hill Country and has beautiful rolling hills, greenery and terrific views of Lake Travis. When you choose hill country apartments, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the open, rolling hills that surround the area. You are also in an area that is not densely populated, which leads to less traffic and greater serenity. Apartment living in Dripping Springs, Oak Hill, and Southwest Austin is less stressful more laid back.
Austin is a thriving city that’s rich in culture and full of job opportunities in exciting fields, including the high-tech industry. If you’re a young professional seeking to develop your career and enjoy an enriching life, think about the Austin neighborhood that would best suit you.
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It's easy to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit in Southwest Austin. Go biking or rollerblading at the Veloway, or head to the stunning Barton Creek Greenbelt for swimming, hiking, biking, and climbing. Appreciate the beauty of nature and art at Bee Cave Sculpture Park, or visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, one of Austin’s top outdoor attractions.
If you want to let your dog roam for a while without a leash, you won’t want to miss out on Red Bud Isle,...more
It's no secret that Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Recent Austin transplants are always faced with the tough decision to either rent or own a property. When mulling over whether to rent or own your next place, many Austinites have found that apartment living boasts a few key advantages over-mortgaged properties.
Little or No Move-In Hassle
Buying a house in Austin is a costly and time-consuming pain in the neck. You'll need to deal with lawyers, real estate agents and lenders to get the job done. Even if your credit isn't perfect, there's a multitude of Austin apartments for rent that you can snag painlessly.
Ease of Mobility on Short Notice
In today's highly fluid economy, you never know when you'll need to move for a job. If you're tied down by a mortgage, it can be difficult to sell your house within a reasonable time frame. Finding Austin apartments for rent on a short-term basis is not...more
Whether you are new to the area or were born and raised, there is no denying that Austin is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the US. Austinites take immense pleasure in taking care of their four-legged friends! While out and about with your pet, check out the best dog parks near South Austin where your dog can play and explore.
West Austin Park & Wading Pool
This lovely three-acre park is located in the center of historic Clarksville. West Austin Park & Wading Pool contains picnic tables, basketball courts, tennis courts, and an off-leash dog area entirely fenced in.
Norwood Estate Dog Park
This beautiful dog park is a five-acre park located near I-35 in East Riverside Drive. This park is enclosed by gates with areas for small dogs and large dogs and offers water bowls as well as shady areas. They recommend that you bring a chair if you wish to sit down during your visit.
Red Bud Isle
Red Bud Isle is thirteen-acres and located near the Tom Miller Dam off Redbud Trail. This...more
Austin, Texas has fun events occurring every month of the year, February included. Get out and enjoy yourself by joining in exciting events in February, all only a short drive from our Southwest Austin apartments.
Coming on February 2nd at 7:30 PM and February 3rd at 7:00 PM and again at 10:00 PM, Trevor Noah will perform at Bass Concert Hall. The most successful comedian in Africa and host of “The Daily Show”. Through true stories, he will discuss the world that shaped him. Expect these true stories to be frequently tender, occasionally bizarre, sometimes dark, and always hysterical.
On February 10, one of the largest Brazilian Carnival celebrations other than Brazil will take place in Austin at Palmer Events Center. Doors open at 8:00 PM with music beginning at 10:00 PM. Their unique conscious and semi-cohesive environment has been increasing throughout the city of Austin. Costumes, Brasileiro-style samba, and enthusiasm will all be seen here in the heart of Texas. Come on out and enjoy...more