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Dec 13

The Richest Zip in Texas, Even Richer than Downtown Austin


78701, the downtown zip code, was named the richest zip code in Austin by the 2013 edition of the Census’ American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. According to Austin Business Journal, it was estimated that downtown residents live on an estimated $89,670/year in capita. West Lake Hills and Rollingwood fall shortly behind downtown, estimating $76,782 per year.

But what other city in Texas exceeds downtown Austin? Central Houston residents living in the 77010 zip live on about $200,200 a year per capita. Click here to view a map that shows just how wealthy Texas is. The most wealthy areas are color coded a darker red.

Dec 9

Largest JW Marriott Hotel Coming to Austin


Set to open in February 2016, the largest JW Marriott Hotel in the US encompasses nothing but glamour. With approximately 435,000 rooms already reserved, the hotel holds books all the way up until 2021.
What’s so glamorous about this home away from home anyway? According to Austin Business Journal, craftsmen are hanging thousands of strands of crystals by hand, creating small and larger chandeliers in the hotel ballroom. Each guest room comes with granite countertops and the lobby floor is being polished with a high gloss sheen. Some luxurious amenities include a pool on the fifth floor deck and, on the first floor, the Italian restaurant Osteria Pronto.
The company will be having one more job fair this weekend, the 12th and 13th of December, at the Austin Convention Center beginning at 9 a.m.
Read more about the hotel here.

Dec 8

More Downtown Condos on the Way


According to Austin Business Journal, demolition began today at 718 W. 5th street, the former home of Texas Press Association. The site was purchased by Riverside Resources with plans to build 39-story condo with 154 units known as Fifth & West. Demolition will take approximately 15 days.

The size of units will range from 900-2,700 sqft for one, two and three bedrooms. Rumor has it that there will also be a 5,200 sqft penthouse built. These sales price of these condos start at $500,000 and go up. Fifth & West will be just one block away from Whole Foods Market and just minutes walking to all of the West 6th Street nightlife. You can view the future condo’s website here.

Dec 5

The Infamous Saxon Pub May be on the Move


Austin’s own Saxon Pub, currently located off South Lamar near Barton Springs, may be moving to the Saint Elmo’s Market development. The owner of Saxon Pub, Joe Ables, reached out to Brandon Bolin, the developer of Saint Elmo’s Market, when he read the article about the new mixed development in Austin Business Journal. Bolin was looking for a live music menu to add to the mix, so this was perfect timing. Bolin had ideas to create a space that mimicked a small-room listening environment such as ACL Live.

Some wonder if moving location will hurt or have no affect at all on the music venue. But as it turns out, the original location will most likely remain as a complementary venue. Ables tells CultureMap “We’re not being bought out or forced out. It’s just a very interesting project to take a long-term look at. There will always be a Saxon Pub.” If Ables and Bolin move forward with the project, the current Saxon Pub may be renovated & remodeled while bringing in a younger musicians.

Dec 4

Where is Austin Ranked in America’s Fastest Growing Cities?


While Austin is ranked #2 in Texas for population growth, it also takes spot number 3 for being one of the largest growing cities over the last 4 years. We’ve hit the 836,800 mark which is a 27.4% increase since 2000. But Austin isn’t the only city in Texas that’s multiplying in population. Since 2000: San Marcos has increased from 34,733 to 48,291 (recorded as fastest growing city in America from 2012-2014), Round Rock from 61,136 to 104,070, Georgetown from 28,339 to 50,380, San Antonio from 1,144,646 to 1,359,033, and Houston from 1,953,631 to 2,134,707.


Dec 1

Google Fiber is here, Austin!

Today Google Fiber began its process sign-up for certain residential and small businesses in Austin. They will be offering 3 different service plans which you can find here. Watch this quick one minute introduction video to Google Fiber in Austin!

Nov 24

Unemployment *drops* in October


Texas Workforce Commission recently released October’s numbers: Texas added 35,200 jobs during the month, bringing 2014’s new job total to 421,900. Overall unemployment rate dropped 5.1%. The top 3 industries involved in creating jobs were Trade, Transportation and Utilities. Source

Nov 20

Exciting new music venue plans + more!

Bee Cave planners have officially approved the plans for the $250 million dollar redevelopment of The Backyard music venue. If Bee Cave City Council approves (set for Dec. 9), then development will begin in the 2Q of 2015 and should be completed by mid 2017. IDM, International Development Management, are the main developers for the over all project. What can we except?
-3 film & recording sound stages
-2 outdoor music venues
-office buildings/office space


Nov 19

Thinking of selling your home?


Lots of first time sellers don’t even know where to begin when they want to put their house on the market. Do I use an agent? Do I do this on my own? Can I do this on my own? If you or someone you know if interested in selling, this is a great article to read over: Read it Here!