Thursday, July 12, 2018

Take a Walk at Mueller Austin

Ditch the car and take a walk at Mueller Austin! Mueller has lots to explore and it’s easy to see it all from a pedestrian’s perspective. 

On Sunday from 10am to 2pm and Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 8pm, visit the historic Browning Hanger on the edge of Mueller for the Mueller Farmers’ Market. Featuring locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, specialty foods and handmade products, you can also enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, petting zoos and other special activities! 

There’s no better way to beat the Texas Summer heat than catching a movie. Mueller has an outpost of that uniquely Austin institution, Alamo Drafthouse. Catch first run films and revivals and enjoy delicious grub and tasty beer, wine and cocktails. Alamo Drafthouse Mueller also has The Barrel O’ Fun, where you can order food and drinks, enjoy live comedy, activities or hold a private party! 

Mueller Trailer Eats has a variety of cuisines to choose from, so there’s no need for everyone in your party to agree! Mmmpanadas is locally owned and uses the freshest ingredients to create empanadas in a variety of flavors. Gravy ATX spotlights dishes featuring their favorite ingredient, GRAVY! Good thing you’re walking today, you’ll need to work off their scrumptious smothered hash browns, gravy and biscuits and breakfast sandwiches. On the other end of the spectrum, Conscious Cravings creates meatless, vegan wraps using a proprietary blend of herbs and spices and homemade dressings and sauces. They also have fresh fruit smoothies and salads.

All that walking have your sweet tooth craving some sugar? Lick Honest Ice Creams makes incredible ice creams you can feel good about eating. They use all natural ingredients, no artificial preservatives, and even make their own waffle cones! 

Ready to leave that car in park and take a walk at Mueller Austin permanently? Turn that healthy day into a long-term choice! Apartment Specialists South Austin can help! Give us a call at 512-200-7535 to find your next apartment in Mueller or anywhere in the ATX! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Healthy Day in Mueller

Start your healthy day in Mueller off right with a workout. No matter how you prefer to sweat it out, there’s something for everyone.

Love to dance? barre3 Mueller combines ballet barre, pilates and yoga to build lean muscles and a strong core.

At VBodies Pilates and Fitness Studio, classes are kept small (less than 6 people) and the studio is intimate so the instructors can individually help each person. You’ll build your core strength, lengthen your muscles, and have more energy for everyday activities.

Orangetheory Fitness, challenges you to complete an interval-training based 60 minute workout that burns 500 to 1,000 calories. The training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. You compete against yourself and others in the room under the guidance of an instructor to get the best workout possible.

Now that you’ve made your body a temple, you’ll want to keep it that way by carefully choosing what you put in it. Luckily, Mueller has a lot of options for healthy dining too.

Noon Mediterranean allows you to build your own healthy bowl. Choose your base (pita, spinach, rice, kale, quinoa or barley), your protein (steak, chicken, falafel, turkey meatballs, spicy lamb meatball or Halloumi), then add tons of toppings including carrots, pickled onions, spiced chickpeas and more. Top everything off with your choice of sauce and you’ve got a filling meal that won’t undo all that hard work at the gym!

Acai Hut serves up the superfood Acai, which tastes like a cross between a blackberry and a piece of dark chocolate, but is one of nature’s most complete and nutrient-dense foods. Their bowls use Acai as a base to which you can add granola, more fruit, almond milk, or more! They also have smoothies if you prefer to drink your superfoods.

Now that you’ve got your health in check, it's time to make the move to a new home you love. If you want to move to a new apartment, Apartment Specialists can help! Give us a call at 512-241-1150 to find your dream home in Mueller, one of the hottest neighborhoods for retail in Austin, or anywhere in the ATX! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

East Austin

East Austin is famous for keeping things local, which is obvious from the plethora of local breweries that call the area home. Read on to find out where you can get an ice cold pint on the eastside! 

Blue Owl Brewing is on East Cesar Chavez and specializes in sour beers. Even if you aren't sure about sour beers, their expert staff will help you pick a flight to make your taste buds smile! 

Prefer a cider? Austin Eastciders’ Collaboratory is the tap room for Austin Eastciders, located on Springdale Road. This is the perfect place to sample one of their well-balanced hard ciders. Got friends who demand beer? Friends and Allies Brewing is conveniently located next door where they serve up their brews that combine West Coast brewing techniques with east Austin culture.   

East Sixth Street has a whole slew of breweries, so you’re sure to find something that will wet your whistle!

Visit Zilker Brewing Company for a wide-range of accessible brews. They even have a “Parks & Rec” beer with a portion of the sales going to the Austin Parks Foundation.

Looking for food AND beer? Lazarus Brewing Company serves craft beers that can only be purchased on the premises, as well as homemade root beer, kombucha, espresso, and street tacos. Don’t miss the beautiful stained glass over the large patio that’s perfect for whiling away the afternoon.

Hops and Grain Brewing has been on East Sixth for longer than pretty much any other East Austin brewery, and specializes on brewing craft beers sustainably. They also believe in giving back to the community and donate money and volunteer time to several Austin nonprofits. 

If you're looking for an apartment in East Austin or anywhere in town (or beyond), Apartment Specialists South Austin can help! Give us a call today at 512-200-7535!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs is a suburb 23 miles Southwest of Downtown Austin.

Explore some of the popular activities in Drippings Springs, including distilleries,
swimming holes and more! There's been lots of new development in this formerly
sleepy town.
  • Grab a pint at the Twisted X Brewery. The Tasting Room is open Thursday through Sunday and features small batches of craft beers only available in the tasting room. Sample these specially made Twisted X flights full of samples from $2 to $3 each.
  • Take a stroll through the Solstice Gardens. Solstice Gardens specializes in yard art and unique plants native to the Dripping Springs area. It’s worth a trip, though, even if you aren’t in the market for something to take home. Closed Mondays.
  • Cheers to a trip to Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery. Stop by their tasting room and try their award winning vodkas. They have specialty cocktails only available at the distillery and tasting flights available. Open Thursday through Sunday.
  • Take a dip in Hamilton Pool (advance reservations are required and can be made here.) This preserve is a natural area with an amazing natural pool and grotto that was formed when he dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The water is breathtaking, but as it is natural, sometimes bacteria levels get so high swimming isn’t allowed.
  • Swim, climb, or hike at Reimer’s Ranch! This park is known for its pristine condition and has tons of chances for adventure including swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking AND fishing spread across its 2400 acres! $10 per car, $15 on summer weekends and holidays. Open 7am to twilight.
  • All that adventure worked up an appetite? Make a stop by Rolling in Thyme and Dough! Delicious sandwiches on homemade bread, plus in-house baked pastries and other delicacies.
Want to make your home in Dripping Springs? Apartment Specialists can help! Give us a call today at 512-241-1150 for our expert knowledge of the best apartments and deals in Dripping Springs or anywhere in the surrounding area!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Southpark Meadows

Southpark Meadows is clustered around the Southpark Meadows Shopping Center near IH-35 and Slaughter Lane. 

Southpark Meadows has over 100 restaurants and shops. It surrounds “The Grove”, a collection of Oak Trees with a playground, splash park, and regular live music. 

Restaurants include Waterloo Ice House a locally owned choice for a delicious burger and a beer.  Dine al fresco on their patio adjacent to the playground, or in their huge dining room.  A juicy bacon cheeseburger with their hand cut french fries or tator tots and an ice cold Shiner on draft is the perfect way to unwind after shopping till you drop.

Looking to grab a drink with friends after work or on the weekend?  Little Woodrow’s boasts over 100 seasonal and classic beers, including drafts, plus dogs are welcome on their patio.  They have great happy hours and daily specials to make an evening out a little easier on your pocket book.

Amy's Ice Creams brings out the kid in everyone. Their ice cream artists keep you entertained with flying scoops while mixing up a a custom chilled concoction.

If it’s entertainment you’re after, Cinemark Southpark Meadows shows first run movies with stadium seating. You can even enjoy a drink with your flick!

Of course there’s tons of shopping at Southpark Meadows too! 

Snag a deal at Marshalls or Ross Dress for Less, or get something beautiful for a loved one (or yourself!) at Kay Jewelers or James Avery Craftsman. Plus, you’ll never have to go far for the essentials, with Target, Walmart, and Sam’s Club all in the sprawling shopping center.

Looking to call Southpark Meadows or any other area in Austin home? Give Austin Apartment Specialists South Austin a call today at 512-200-7535 to find your dream apartment in no time! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cedar Park

Cedar Park is a suburb 20 miles Northwest of Austin, Texas. It is popular with people who want proximity to Austin, affordable housing, and well-rated schools. It was recently named the 37th safest city in Texas

Cedar Park students go to schools in the highly rated Leander School District.  Children in grades 9-12 attend Cedar Park High School or Vista Ridge High School.  Cedar Park High’s mascot is the Timberwolves and Vista Ridge’s is the Rangers.

Residents in grades six through eight attend Cedar Park Middle School, Henry Middle School, or Running Brushy Middle School.

Children in Kindergarten through fifth grade are sent to one of eight elementary schools:  Cypress, Naumann, Cox, Faubion, Knowles, Westside, Deer Creek, or Reagan. 

Cedar Park’s convenient location between Austin and Round Rock makes it an easy commute to many employers.  

The area is less than three miles from Lakeline Mall, which has employment available in retail outlets, restaurants and movie theaters.  

Daichi Sushi and Grill is beloved by regulars for the great tasting, fresh sushi at affordable prices.  They also have an extensive sake and beer selection. The restaurant is small, so you may have to wait a few minutes for a table, but it’s worth it!

CR Surf and Turf Seafood and Steak serves up well-seasoned steak and seafood that keeps them coming back.  The calamari gets especially high marks for being “out of this world” tasty, and the special house seafood sauce has a special place in patrons’ hearts.

The Dig Pub is a great local bar that proves you don’t have to leave Cedar Park to get a pint.  They have an extensive beer and wine selection, food, plus games like darts and foosball.  Ample indoor and outdoor seating means you’ll be comfortable here no matter the weather.

For entertainment, The HEB Center at Cedar Park is a huge, state of the art sports and entertainment complex. The Austin Toros play basketball there and the Texas Stars play Hockey.  It also hosts many popular touring musical acts.

If you're looking for an apartment in Cedar Park or anywhere in Austin or the surrounding areas, Austin Apartment Specialists can help! Give us a call at 512-200-7535 to start your free apartment search today! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

East Riverside Oltorf Area

The East Riverside Oltorf Neighborhood of Austin has recently undergone huge changes, with old apartments torn down to make way for new taller apartments, lots of new retail, and more.  

East Riverside-Oltorf is located just south of Lady Bird Lake, east of I-35, west of Grove Boulevard, and north of Ben White/Highway 71.  Although in the past it was popular with students, but it has recently been gaining popularity with young professionals who value its proximity to downtown and easy access to recreation on Lady Bird Lake.

Children in the East Riverside area living west of Pleasant Valley Road attend Austin ISD schools and those east of Pleasant Valley Road attend Del Valle Schools.

Austin ISD students go to either Allison Elementary or Linder Elementary for grades Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Students at Allison go on to Martin Middle School, whose mascot is the Eagles.  Students at Linder go on to Fulmore Middle School.  Fulmore is the Law and Humanities Magnet for AISD and their mascot is the Falcons.

For high school, AISD students attend either Travis High School, Austin High School, or Eastside Memorial Green Tech High School.

There are many employers in this area, and downtown is just a few miles away.  Cypress Semiconductor, an American semiconductor and manufacturing company, is located in East Riverside-Oltorf off Oltorf just west of Montopolis.

Tokyo Electron, a Japanese semiconductor and manufacturing company, has its American headquarters just down the road from Cypress.    

Oracle is also building a huge new campus on Lakeshore Drive. 

East Riverside has seen a ton of new dining options in the Amli Southshore development.  Mod Pizza allows you to pick your own unlimited amount of toppings for your pie before it’s sent to be cooked in a pizza oven.  Best of all, it’s super fast!  They also have beer on draft, wine, and tasty salads.

Pho Please serves delicious Vietnamese Pho, Bun, and Bahn Mi’s in a vibrant, modern setting.  Fast and well-priced, Pho Please will make your tummy happy.

Emo’s is a popular live music venue that wears its punk ethos on its sleeve.  Now relocated to East Riverside from Red River Street, Emo’s has a high end lighting and sound system to make sure your concert experience is top-notch.

East Riverside has a lot going on, but you know what’s missing? YOU! If you’re looking for an apartment in East Riverside Oltorf or anywhere in Austin, Austin Apartment Specialists South Austin can help! Give us a call today at 512-200-7535!