Westlake Homes and Real Estate Specialist Blog

  I've been a part of Realty Austin going on 12 years and seen it through a lot of changes and a lot of growth! It is such a great company to work for and be a part of. Realty Austin agents Work Hard, Play Hard, but most importantly Give Back. Watch this one minute video to learn more about our culture and what we are all about! 
Please reach out to Jenny Walker if you are looking to make a move to Westlake or within Westlake! She specializes in helping people buy and sell homes in the area.
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  Curious about what kind of people live in Rollingwood and Westlake Hills in the Westlake area in Austin, Texas?    Rollingwood's population consists of 1,642 people as of 2017. The average age of the Rollingwood resident is 44 years old and the median household income is $168,000. Couples with children dominate the area at 41% of the population while couples without children consists of 35% of the population. 84% has a college degree or higher.    Numbers to know in Rollingwood:  City Hall- 512-327-1838 Rollingwood Police- 512-328-1900   West Lake Hills consists of 3,309 people as of 2017. The average age is 46 years old and the median household income is $149,531. 30 % of the population is couples with children while…
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  The real estate market in Austin is projected to stay strong in 2018. Interest rates are expected to increase 4 times this year but only expected to rise about 1% in total.  The market is predicted to stay strong in Austin in 2018! Please see video by Jim Gaines to learn more.    If you are considering a move to Westlake or within Westlake, please reach out to Jenny Walker. She lives in and specializes in the Westlake and Eanes ISD area. 
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The holiday season is officially in full swing! While this season is "the most wonderful time of the year," it also a reputation of being the most stressful. Locating the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list can be a long, hard, and at times, aggravating, search. To help you out this year, I've compiled a list of Westlake shops to assist you with your search. Without further ado, here is the Westlake Holiday gift guide:

Barton Creek Square

  • The Barton Creek Square is the ideal location for those holiday shoppers looking for a little bit of everything! From kitchenware to electronics to clothing shops, the Barton Creek Square mall has something on everyone's Christmas list. Click here to see the mall directory!
  • Location: 2901 S
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Thanksgiving is nearly here – and, do you know what that means? It's time for the season of giving thanks for your loved ones, eating copious amounts of turkey and Thanksgiving Pie, watching professional football, and, for some, participating in this year's Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot! Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year! And, living in the Westlake area, with proximity to downtown Austin, we can take advantage of some of the best Austin has to offer this Thanksgiving! Take a look at some of the events happening around our area this Thanksgiving:

26th Annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • What better way to get in the spirit of the holiday than starting your Thanksgiving Day off with a 5-mile or
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When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Do pumpkins, costumes, bobbing for apples and trick-or-treating come to mind? Of course they do! That’s what Halloween is all about…at least since the 1950s. But, Halloween has not always been considered this family-friendly kid-centric holiday. What are the true origins of Halloween? Take a look at this short video from the History Channel to discover the history of Halloween.

Since our version of Halloween consists of dressing up in a costume and trick-or-treating through your neighborhood, let’s take a look at some of the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods in Westlake. Not only are these the best in Westlake, but they are also some of the best in the Austin area! Take a look:

Now that you’ve

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It’s that time of year again! Time to grab the family, head out to one of the local Westlake pumpkin patches, and pick out that perfect pumpkin to make into a Jack-O-Lantern or grandma’s famous pumpkin pie. Whatever your purpose, going to a pumpkin patch is usually a favorite family tradition during the fall season. Nothing says fall more than pumpkin pie and Jack-O-Lanterns! So, if you’re new to Westlake, or if you’re looking for a new pumpkin patch to explore this year, here are a couple of the most charming pumpkin patches around our community:

 

Churches near Westlake with pumpkin patches:

Tarrytown United Methodist Church

Location: 2601 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Hours: Monday to Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to

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Don’t you just love fall? I know I do - the leaves changing colors, cooling temperatures in the Austin area, and of course, football. What’s not to like? The fall season in Austin is filled with many fun festivals and activities. From Oktoberfest celebrations to Austin City Limits to Westlake Chaparral Football games – there is a little something for just about everyone!

Let’s take a look at some of the best fall festivals and events in the Westlake and Austin areas:

I hope everyone has a fantastic fall, and GO CHAPS GO!!

Do you have any questions about the Westlake area? Give me a call. I love the Westlake community and would love to share it with you!

 

Resources:

http://www.austintexas.org/visit/events/october-november/

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For those looking to enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air, and some gorgeous hill country views, you’ve come to the right place! Hiking and nature trails are located all throughout the Austin area, and we are lucky enough to enjoy some of the best close to our home base of Westlake!

Here are a couple of our best hiking and nature trails in and around the Westlake area! Grab your hiking shoes and let’s get started!

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake

With the completion of the Boardwalk in the summer of 2014, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail makes a complete loop around Lady Bird Lake. Not only do you get a little exercise - whether you walk, bike, or run - you also get great views of the downtown

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With its close proximity to downtown, quaint neighborhoods, and great views, Westlake has yet another quality that draws residents in. Our neighborhood has claimed top education rankings in Texas and the Nation – making Eanes Independent School District one of Texas’ premier education systems.

For families with children, living in a neighborhood with a great school district is a top priority. And, lucky for us, our neighborhood has one of the greatest school districts in not only Texas, but also the United States. Eanes Independent School District, located in the heart of our Westlake community, has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Each level of our education system - elementary, middle and high school - has claimed some

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