Saturday, June 25, 2016

Match Your Apartment to Your Lifestyle: The Outdoors Edition

The last few years have consistently shown Austin to be one of the fittest cities in the US, and the number one in Texas. Staying fit requires discipline, a set workout schedule, and a faithful routine. But one thing that makes Austin special is that it’s not just a healthy city, it’s also a place where getting in shape outdoors is a common and very viable option.
At Apartment Specialists, we like to stay active and fit, and we also enjoy the great outdoors. But more important, we love helping others who want to be outdoors--and who are seeking a new home--find a place that will allow them easy access to nature. We know that the hardest part of exercising is just getting started, and a lot of that begins with convenience. So let us do the work of finding the right apartment for you, so you can stay in shape and enjoy the outdoors!

Downtown and Active
If you cruise around Austin, you are guaranteed to see people out running and biking down the streets or by the lake. On the water, you can expect to see people kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, or swimming. Living near to all of this makes it easy to join in on the fun. Our locators know all the best apartment complexes and living options, but to whet your appetite, check out South Shore District which offers a range of luxury homes near the downtown area. The prices are not the lowest, but the amenities and the location so close to everything you could need or want makes it a very attractive spot. To get in shape, all you’ll need to do is step out your front door and start running, or biking; happy trails!

Texas Hill Country and the Great Outdoors
Another great thing about Austin is that even though it’s a thriving, and modern town, it’s situated such that it’s close enough to the Hill Country corridor so that you can live in town but still be able to hop out to the old country and escape civilization. One place that you is located on the west side of town, and is a recent build, is Fox Hill. This complex features all the regular amenities and comforts of apartment living, but it is conveniently situated on the 290 heading out west. It is just a few miles from the heart of Austin, but remains only a short hop away from Dripping Springs. Here, you can find rock climbing, natural pools, as well as a host of other outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, trail riding, fishing, and more! Living in town, but staying close to nature is something special about this area and is a unique feature that you won’t find in other large metropolitan areas.

So, if you love staying in shape and doing so outside, get in touch with one of our apartment locators at Apartment Specialists who will help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. Their service is free of charge and they are the best in the biz! Moreover, they know this town like the backs of their hands, and so they know all the hidden gems to live and to exercise. Some of their recommendations for outdoor outfits are Rootsrated and Hill Country Outdoors. Both of these outfitters are geared to helping you stay in shape, and to do so outside. So don’t delay, give us a call so that we can get started on finding the perfect home for you. Our lines are open and we are ready to get on the job, call us at: 512-200-7408

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Match Your Apartment To Your Lifestyle: The Children Edition

There are always a variety of reasons for moving. Sometimes it’s due to new job openings, career changes, or family obligations. But whatever the reason, if you have children, then finding a location that includes good schools, safe neighborhoods, and kid-friendly entertainment nearby will all be key factors for you.

For most parents, ensuring your children are in a good school district and have access to an excellent education is high on the list of priorities. So in this post, we will highlight several wonderful apartment complexes that not only offer some great amenities, but are also close to some of the best schools in Austin. We’re sure that these locations have something that will fit the needs of both parents and kids alike!

Meritage at Steiner Ranch - Northwest Austin
Located in the northwest side of Austin, Meritage at Steiner Ranch is a gorgeous new complex that is ideally situated next to beautiful scenery while also including some of the best schools in the area. Residents remain in Austin city limits, but are a part of the Leander School District which boasts some of the best schools  of the district. For high school, there is Vandegrift, for middle school there is Canyon Ridge, and for elementary there is Steiner Ranch Elementary.
But there is a lot more to the area than just schools. If you enjoy boating, swimming, or just having access to the water, Lake Travis is only minutes away. If you enjoy golf surrounded by rolling hills and luscious greens, the UT Golf Club is in the neighborhood. Or, if you like to shop, check out the Hill Country Galleria. Of course, you can also stay home and enjoy the indoor pool, tot lot, and movie theater right there in the apartment complex. Who knew staying home could be so easy?

Gables at the Terrace - South Austin
If you need to remain closer to downtown for work or other reasons, Gables at the Terrace is another excellent choice for living well, while also remaining close to great schools. Located right off MOPAC, this complex is near to the Barton Creek Square Mall as well as Zilker Park, so you can get your shopping done and stay fit without going too far from home! There are also biking and hiking trails, the downtown night scene, and easy access to almost anything in the city.
The complex offers a multi-level pool, so the kids will be able to stay active as well. But there are also multiple floor plans and luxury options to make life easier for you. Again, while this spot is just moments away from downtown, the complex is within the award winning Eanes ISD, so education won’t have to take a back burner!

Pointe 360 Apartments - North/Central Austin
Pointe 360 Apartments are nestled just off the 360 and 2222 junction. The complex remains quiet and tucked away in the Northwest Hills area of Austin while still retaining easy access to major hubs. The apartments feature direct access garages, and since space is always a big factor for families, this allows for extra room and convenience! The complex also features a gym, pool, hiking trails, and is located close to the Arboretum shopping center.
Unlike the previous two options, this complex remains within the Austin ISD, but like the others, the schools are all top of the line. Hill Elementary has been a blue ribbon school for over a decade. Murchison school has also remained at the top tier and is growing. Finally, Anderson High School is the only International Baccalaureate in Austin and is also one of the best schools in the city. Overall, you really can’t go wrong living in this area!

Moving with kids can be a busy, and often stressful, venture for the best of person. So we hope that we have made your life just a bit easier by offering some suggestions of great apartments near excellent schools. And, if you want to make your life even easier, make sure to contact one of our experienced apartment locators who can give you the full list of possible apartments and locations to best suit your needs and family! Call us today at 512 241 1111!