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Eight Reasons Why I Love Austin and Why You Will Too

Lifestyle - glory - May 14, 2018

The city of Austin tops the list as the #1 city in the U.S. to live says U.S. News and World Report. And, an estimated range of 150-160 people move into the metro area on a daily basis. After all, I moved from Chicago five years ago, and like most of Austin’s recent transplants, we’re here to stay. So, what’s the attraction? Primarily cost of living is reasonable and the robust job market is fueled by major tech corporations continuing to locate here.

But, there are plenty of reasons why Austin is a great place to live. When you are here long enough, I’m sure you’ll be able to form your own list. But, until then, here’s my list.

Austin has small town charm and less people. The fact is Austin has a certain quaint small city charm. It has all the amenities of a big city but nestled in between are unique businesses, shops, and one-of-a-kind stops. In 2017 Austin’s population was estimated at 966,860. However, it swells up to close to 2 million when the five-counties that make up Austin’s Metro area are included. Those counties are Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell. Compare that to the population of Chicago. The World Population Review estimates Chicago’s population in 2017 was 2.736 million. But, you have to look at the big picture. The Chicago metro area including the suburban areas of Joliet and Naperville had an estimated 2017 population of 9,504,753.

There’s no snow. Here’s where the deciding factor lies for us northerners. Specifically snow. It doesn’t snow in Austin. Ok, for those that say “yes, it does, it did this year.” Let’s define snowfall. By my definition, in order for snowfall to be official, it should snow at least 1 inch. It should also remain on the ground for at least eight hours or longer. Therefore, the average amount of snowfall in Austin is 0. Compare that to the average U.S. city that receives 26 inches of snow annually. Austin also boasts 228 days of sun. The annual rainfall is 34.25 inches and the average temperature is 69.4°F. However, it is hot in the summer. For a snapshot of Austin’s weather by month click here.

The vibe is awesome. Attributing to Austin’s eclectic vibe is the city’s music scene. Many local Austin bands can be found playing on Sixth Street. However, if it’s music you seek, you can find it just about anywhere in Austin and beyond. But I like to mix it up and visit the city’s theatres, art galleries and hundreds of festivals celebrating food, wine and craft beers.

A laid back attitude. People in here aren’t always in a hurry. We actually wait for traffic lights to give the walk signal before proceeding to cross the street. And, then there’s the pedicabs. This laid back mode of transportation fills the streets of downtown Austin and also provides an extra dose of flair. They’re also a fun way to get around.

Parking in downtown on Sunday. It’s free and you can actually find one.

You can actually get to the airport. With the recent road improvements to Highway 71 Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport is much easier to get to these days. Once inside the airport, it is also extremely easy to know where you are. All you have to do is follow the sounds of the live music and smell the barbecue. But, aside from the visitor perks, terminals are close together and don’t require a pair of track shoes to get to. There’s also reasonably-priced food, plenty of seating and budget-friendly parking rates.

Austin is in the state of Texas. And, that means everything’s bigger here including the state itself. The big advantage is that there are miles and miles of open spaces and places to explore in the state. For a list of day and weekend trips in the Lone Star state All Across Texas is an excellent resource and planning guide. To explore the state’s natural beauty and recreational areas visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website. Their annual pass is a great bargain. The state is also home to 14 national designations including two national parks.

The Texas Hill Country is a short drive from the city. For recreation and weekend destinations, there is nothing better than the Texas Hill Country. Restaurants, shopping, wine excursions, wedding destinations, events, and live music abound. And, there’s also kayaking, hiking, swimming, and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. My personal favorite time of the year is to go in the spring when the bluebonnets are in full bloom from mid-March to April.

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Top 10 Travisso Lifestyle Photos Trending Now

Trending - glory - Apr 25, 2018

Discover the Travisso lifestyle and all the comforts of home in our Italian-inspired master-planned community located in the progressive city of Leander. Voted in 2017 as the #1 place to raise a family in the state, Leander is also home to top-rated Leander Independent School District. With our convenient location to Austin’s city limits and the respite of the Texas Hill Country there’s no better place in the state to hang your hat.

From superb exteriors to bold kitchen designs to exquisite living rooms to spa-licious master-bath suites and tranquil outdoor living spaces there’s something for everyone at Travisso. And, did we mention, that The Palazzo, our awarding winning clubhouse is #1 in the state.

Here’s a round-up of our top 10 interior and exterior lifestyle photos trending on Facebook. If you recently missed our posts here’s a few of our favorites and yours that have people talking.

1. Two-story EleganceInterior of two-story home in Travisso

From traditional to transitional to contemporary, two-story floor plans offer a multitude of living space and understated elegance. In the photo above the open concept floor plan provides an airy interior with a pleasing color palate.

 2. An Exterior Worth Coming Home toExterior of two-story black and white home in Travisso

Now, that’s curb appeal and you can get the look at Travisso. We offer a wide range of home sizes in multiple price ranges to accommodate all lifestyles. Homes sizes range from 2,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. Make your new home truly your own. At Travisso Austin’s finest builders offer one and two-story homes in a multitude of floor plans with a variety of options and opportunities to customize.

 3. A Kitchen Design that Sizzles

With its play on color, medium wood floors and electrifying appliances this kitchen mix and matches the backsplash, metals, and countertops for one terrific look. And, according to a 2018 survey from Houzz.com the elements in this kitchen are trending in 2018. The light turquoise island and sink cabinet adds just the right balance to this transitional and appealing kitchen design.

4. Entertain in Styleopen concept kitchen and living area with off-white decorating

Do you like to entertain? This exquisitely designed multifunctional living area is the perfect setting for casual entertaining or for creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience for family and friends. You’ll fall in love with the flexibility of being able to entertain your guests while you prep for the evening’s meal.

6. Outdoor Living in the Texas Hill Country

Outdoor porch with three piece striped furniture set

It’s all about lifestyle at Travisso.  And, there’s no better way to relax at night or on the weekend than with the dramatic backdrop of the Texas Hill Country. Have a glass of wine, dine, watch the sunset or stargaze from your back porch. In this photo the comfortable layout provides a relaxing atmosphere.

 7. Play in Your BackyardSwimming pool in back of two story Travisso house with balcony

After all, whether you want to relax or have fun in the sun Travisso backyards have endless possibilities. And, it’s all up to you. In this photo the backyard swimming pool takes center stage and is a great way to keep cool during warm Texas summers.

8. For the Gourmet Chef in YouA dark cabinet kitchen with granite countertops

This sleek and multifunctional kitchen design has just the right dose of inspiration and dash of style for all your cooking needs. Whether you are a gourmet chef or just like to putter in the kitchen you’ll be excited prepping and cooking knowing amazing things are happening.

 9. Discover the Travisso Lifestyle

Hit the trail running. Enjoy the great outdoors with over 10 miles of planned Travisso hiking, and biking trails. You’ll never want to run or walk inside again once you explore and discover Travisso’s interconnecting trail system. The trail’s benches and parks provide many opportunities to stop for a rest or two along the way.

10. A Spa-licious Bathroom Suite

Leave your worries behind in this delightfully light master-bath suite. It provides all the necessities with a multitude of extras. Large vanities, a walk-in shower, and elegant lighting adds to its ambience and charm.

Visit Travisso today

With our over the top amenities, fabulous home designs, natural beauty, and the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country what’s not to love? Plan a visit today and explore our amazing amenity center and discover a vibrant community alive with spirit. Come for the view, stay for the Travisso lifestyle. Travisso—a place to explore; a place to relax; a place to call home. Call our Information Center at 512-243-8583 for directions and information.

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Tour 3316 Venezia View During Our Fall Home Tour

Featured Home, Lifestyle - glory - Sep 27, 2017

Home: New Construction

Availability: Now

Close: October 2017

Address: 3316 Venezia View

Builder: Taylor Morrison Homes

Tour and explore 3316 Venezia View this Saturday, September 30 during Travisso’s Tuscany Home Tour. From 1 to 4 p.m. you’ll have the unique opportunity to tour eight exquisite models, 30 move-in ready homes, and 3316 Venezia View. The tour starts at our Information Center located at 3929 Veneto Circle in Leander. Fall treats, giveaways, refreshments, and your next new home.

Home styles in the master-planned community of Travisso range from traditional to transitional to contemporary. And, the new home at 3316 Venezia View is no exception. Constructed by national builder Taylor Morrison, this new home offers luxurious amenities in an elegant living space. And, it is located among the rolling hills of the expansive blue skies of the Texas Hill Country. In addition, 3316 Venezia View is located in the top-rated Leander Independent School District in the progressive city of Leander. If you haven’t heard, Leander was voted as the #1 place to raise a family in Texas.

The interior and exterior features of 3316 Venezia View

This Taylor Morrison Wentworth model in the Siena Collection offers an award-winning floor plan with comfortable surroundings for large family gatherings. Host your next party in the large open concept kitchen. Or, enjoy a game of pool or ping pong in the game room located adjacent to the family room. Whatever your preference, there’s plenty of space. Features of this new home include:

  • 1.5 stories with approximately 3,332 square feet of living space
  • Three bedrooms
  • Three full bathrooms; one half bath
  • Three car garage
  • Upstairs bonus room
  • Open concept kitchen/family room combination with breakfast bar
  • Large granite/marble center kitchen island and granite/marble countertops
  • Kitchen includes top-quality appliances, fine cabinetry and pantry for convenient storage
  • Private, luxurious master suite with expansive walk-in closet
  • Formal dining room
  • Upstairs bonus room
  • Covered patio
  • Flooring includes tile, wood and carpet
  • Greenbelt view

The Palazzo, Travisso’s award-winning clubhouse

The Palazzo, our awarding winning clubhouse offers hours of endless possibilities. It encompasses 9,200 sq. ft. of outdoor and indoor recreational space. Outside, relax in the sunshine then refresh in the resort-style pool or splash pad. The pool area’s open air pavilion boasts a large fire pit for roasting s’mores. Shaded and unshaded deck areas complete the patio. After a quick swim enjoy a game of tennis at one of two lighted tennis courts. A playground and recreational soccer fields provide hours of fun and activities for kids.

Inside, The Palazzo’s 2,000 square-foot fitness facility includes state-of-the-art workout equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines. In addition, the facility offers weight-lifting machines, free weights, exercise classes, clinics, and yoga. You can even rent a meeting room in The Palazzo for your next special occasion or celebration. Or, if you want to meet new friends that’s no problem either. Our on-site community lifestyle director has hours of events, childrens’ activities, informational seminars and classes scheduled for endless hours of entertainment, education and socializing.

Experience and explore all Travisso has to offer. On your visit discover our world-class amenity center and a vibrant community alive with spirit. During our Tuscany Home Tour come for the afternoon, stay for the lifestyle. Travisso—a place to call home, a place to relax, a place to explore.

Call Travisso’s Information Center at 512-243-8583 for directions and information.

 

 

 

 

 

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Travisso Hosts New Home Tour

Event - glory - Sep 22, 2017

Amid the beautiful backdrop of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find luxurious homes and first-class amenities waiting for you in the master-planned community of Travisso. Now, it’s easier than ever to find your first or next new home during our fall Tuscany Home Tour. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. or on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m. During this two weekend event tour eight beautiful model homes and view over 30 inventory homes. Fall treats, giveaways, refreshments, and something for everyone.

During the event you’ll have the opportunity to explore a multitude of inventory homes with a variety of floor plans and options. Whether you prefer a one story or a two story home, there’s plenty to choose from. Square footage ranges from 1,900 sq. ft. to over 4,500 sq. ft. Travisso also offers an array of national builders including Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, Drees Custom Homes, and Highland Homes.

The Palazzo, Travisso’s first-class amenity center

While exploring Travisso don’t forget to tour The Palazzo, our awarding winning clubhouse. The Palazzo encompasses 9,200 sq. ft. of outdoor and indoor recreational space. Outside, relax in the sunshine then refresh in the resort-style pool or splash pad. The pool area’s open air pavilion boasts a large fire pit for roasting s’mores. Shaded and unshaded deck areas complete the patio. After a quick swim enjoy a game of tennis at one of two lighted tennis courts. A playground and recreational soccer fields provide hours of fun and activities for kids.

Inside, The Palazzo’s 2,000 square-foot fitness facility includes state-of-the-art workout equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines. In addition, the facility offers weight-lifting machines, free weights, exercise classes, clinics, and yoga. You can even rent a meeting room in The Palazzo for your next special occasion or celebration.

Experience, explore and tour Travisso

Experience and explore all Travisso has to offer. On your visit discover our world-class amenity center, unbelievable views of the Texas Hill Country, and a vibrant community alive with spirit. During our Tuscany Home Tour come for the view, stay for the lifestyle. Travisso—your place to call home; your place to relax; your place to explore.

Call Travisso’s Information Center at 512-243-8583 for directions and information.

 

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