Heading for the Hills...the Texas Hill Country! 🤠

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Over the last couple of years, the Texas capital has undergone influx unlike anywhere else in the country thanks to a flood of invading tech companies (Tesla, Meta, Samsung, Oracle to name a few)! We have seen a wave of remote-working transplants from major cities seeking a lifestyle upgrade — including some notable actors and entrepreneurs who thought the Texas Hill Country was more alluring than the Hollywood Hills. While many are opting for an urban Austin lifestyle, some Austinites are headed for the hills…the Texas Hill Country that is!

Here are a few things you should know when looking at acreage property.

POWER, WATER & SEWER

In most rural areas, the homeowner  responsible for their own utilities. if you’re planning to build a new home, you should take into consideration your power, water and sewer systems. Many times you will have to pay a local power company to bring power onto your lot. You will likely need to drilling a well for water or install a rainwater harvesting system.  In almost all cases, a new home will  require the installation of a septic system.

RESTRICTIONS

Just because you’re not in the city limits doesn’t mean you can do anything you want. Many rural properties are still governed by county jurisdictions and have deed restrictions. The county is responsible for approving septic and building plans. In many cases,  deed restrictions will determine type of property you can build including square footage, material types as well as dictating livestock and recreation usages.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET

There are more options than ever for high speed internet in the Texas Hill Country…cable, fiber, fixed wireless and  satellite are the most common options for staying connected with consistent high speeds. Before you make a purchase, be sure to understand your data needs and provider options in the area.

CULTURE

The Texas Hill Country has a small-town charm, gorgeous landscape and lots of flavor! For the nature lover, there’s plenty of rivers, creeks, hills, trails, waterfalls and parks to explore. The region is also known for its distilleries and wine-growing.  Of course, Texas BBQ is legendary and every town seems to have their favorite pit master! The area is also rich with history museums, art galleries, live music, and other cultural events.

Looking to make a move to the Texas Hill Country? Let us help! 🤠 Courtney 512-809-5495

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Wellspring in Round Rock

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Vesper | ATX

Rainey Street Tower | Coming 2024 | Sales Open

Starting from the $600s, Vesper provides authentic Austin living in the vibrant Rainey Street District. Vesper offers 284 total units with penthouses, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom options coming in 3 curated finish schemes. Contact Courtney for your sales appointment.

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Tyndall | Residence #216
1 BD | Study | 865 SF 

Here are 5 Things I’m LOVING ❤️ this week!

ROSEN’S BAGEL CO.

Rosen’s Bagel Co. is opening a second location in Republic Square Park, taking over the spot vacated by Salt & Time Cafe. This new Rosen’s opened on Saturday, April 23 at 422 West Fifth Street. In addition to its classic bagels, schmears, lox, and egg sandwiches, this location of Rosen’s will serve new items like a roast beef sandwich on a bagel or a Cobb salad with everything bagel-seasoned avocado AUSTIN EATER

TREATY OAK KITE FESTIVAL
APRIL 30 FROM 12 TO 9 PM

Get ready, the 5th Annual Kite Fest is back at Treaty Oak this year bigger than ever. Join us Saturday, April 30th for a seafood and crawfish boil and of course, lots of kites. Property, including Alice’s Restaurant, opens at 12pm and the Seafood Boil kicks off at 1pm.  TICKETS
JIM SCHWERTNER OFFERS 100 ACRES

After Twitter accepted Elon Musk’s deal to buy the social platform for $44 billion, Jim Schwertner made his own offer to Musk: 100 acres in Schwertner, Texas at no cost. As President and CEO of Schwertner Farms, he oversees farming and ranching on 20,000 acres of land just north of Georgetown, in Williamson and Bell County.  MORE

TWIST ‘N SNAP CRAWFISH BOIL

MAY 14TH | FIESTA GARDENS

In a way, Austin is really similar to a Crawfish Boil. A ton of unique flavors thrown into one big pot. You get where we’re going with this? Join us for The Keep Austin Weird® Twist ‘N Snap Crawfish Boil, presented by Karbach Brewing Co. Love Street on May 14th, 2022 for a day full of unique flavors from all around Austin. MORE
 

BUC-EE’S ART IN BIG BEND

Just about 400 miles from the nearest Buc-ee’s location, a tribute to the mega-successful gas station chain and home to the Beaver Nugget sprung up in West Texas. The creator of the art installation is unknown. This replica of  Buc-ee’s sans gas pumps, sparkling bathrooms, appeared t along U.S. Highway 90 about 20 miles east of Marathon – one can’t help but draw the comparison to the Prada store front installation in Marfa.

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