Friday, December 27, 2013

Privacy on Balconies


Creating privacy on your #ApartmentBalcony will make it a lot easier to enjoy.  After all, who wants to hang out in a space where you feel like your neighbors are watching your every move?  Check out our #Pinterest board full of creative ideas for shielding your slice of the outdoors from prying eyes.

Need help finding an apartment with a balcony?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Exposed Storage


If your #apartment doesn't have enough #storage, don't think you have to find a way to hide all your belongings away. #ExposedStorage is a great way to turn your stuff into home decor!  Check out our #Pinterest Board for lots of ideas.

Need help finding an apartment with enough storage?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Home Bar Spaces


By creating a home #BarSpace in your #apartment, you can save money on going out, plus be safer because you don't have to drive anywhere after imbibing.  Check out our #Pinterest Board on creating a swanky bar space in your pad!

Looking for an apartment where you'll love to stay in?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bringing in Color without Painting


If you live in an #apartment, odds are your landlord won't let you paint.  That's why we've created a #PinterestBoard full of lots of creative ideas for adding color to your apartment without painting.

Looking for an apartment you can make your own?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hiding Toys

Hiding kids toys in an #apartment is absolutely necessary if you want to avoid having your home look like a preschool.  Check out our #PinterestBoard for lots of ideas for #HidingToys.

Looking for the perfect apartment for your family?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hiding Flaws in an Apartment


Every #apartment comes with a few decorating secrets you'd rather hide.  From stains on the carpet, to imperfections in the wall, to outdated tile, our #PinterestBoard on #HidingFlaws is full of great ideas for how to camouflage or cover what you'd rather not see in your #rental.

Want to find an apartment that's perfect for you?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Small Closets


Many #apartments come with #SmallClosets and it can be difficult to find a home for all your stuff.  That's why we've created a #PinterestBoard full of great ideas for organizing, storing and making the most of your small closets.  

Looking for an apartment with plenty of closet space?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kids Rooms in Apartments


Just because you live in an #apartment, doesn't mean you can't have amazing kids rooms.  Check out our #PinterestBoard full of lots of great ideas for making rooms for your children that are every bit as magical as any found not in a #rental.

Ready to find the perfect apartment for your family?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ad-Hoc Closet Spaces


Creating an ad-hoc closet space can be helpful in small apartments where there isn't enough storage.  Take a look at our Pinterest Board where we've compiled lots of great ideas for creating a closet where you need it!

Looking for an apartment with lots of closets?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Housing Guests in a One Bedroom Apartment


Housing guests in a one bedroom apartment can be difficult.  After all, where do you put visitors if you don't have a guest room?  You think outside the box, of course, by checking out our Pinterest Board full of creative ways to keep company comfortable.

Looking for an apartment where you can have overnight guests?  Give A Plus Apartment Locators a call today at 512-231-1400!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Balcony Seating


If your apartment has a balcony, you definitely want to make sure you have a lot of seating so you can enjoy the outdoors.  From a tiny Juliet balcony to a huge veranda, our Pinterest Board has lots of ideas for making sure everyone has a place to take a seat!  

Looking for an apartment with a great balcony?  A Plus Apartment Locators can help!  Give us a call at 512-502-9890 today!

Monday, October 14, 2013

WTA has Gone Pink!



WTA is dedicated to using our resources to better our community.  With so many of our friends and neighbors affected by breast cancer, we felt it only right to join with Passionately Pink in their fundraising efforts.  October is breast cancer awareness month.  Over the last five years, WTA has raised more than $15,000 for breast cancer research and we plan to keep going!  

For the last several years WTA has been a strong supporter of breast cancer research through Susan G Komen, Passionately Pink and the Race for the Cure. Several of our own agents struggled with the disease, and still others coped with the loss of friends and family to breast cancer.  I myself was diagnosed at just 28, which inspired me to become not only a survivor, but an advocate and fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.  You can hear more of my story here.

Please consider helping us fight this tragic, and sometimes fatal disease.  You can help in several different ways.  The first is to join our Race for the Cure Team Forever Young, which I am proud to be the captain of, on November 10th in Downtown Austin for a gorgeous walk around the Capitol!  Don't worry, no running involved ;-).  

Can't race?  You can still donate to our team.  Every dollar goes directly to Susan G Komen!  Click here to donate!  

Leasing agents can help by simply referring clients to us and marking those referrals 'Susan G Komen'.  We will donate $25 to Susan G Komen on your behalf per referral.  You will still get a $50 gift card for every leased referral.

Please join us in our fight against breast cancer.  You can get more information at our website

Friday, October 4, 2013

Balcony Garden


A balcony garden is great for apartment dwellers to bring a little bit of nature to their slice of the outdoors. With our Pinterest Board full of great ideas, you'll be turning that brown thumb green in no time!

Looking for an apartment with a balcony where you can show off your gardening skills?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Repurposing Objects


Repurposing objects is a green and cheap way of sprucing up your apartment.  Our Pinterest Board is filled with lots of great ideas that will get you looking at the stuff around your apartment in a whole new way!  

Looking for a great apartment you can use your repurposed decor in?  A Plus Apartments can help, give us a call today at 512-231-1400!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Small Bathrooms


Small bathrooms can be difficult to work with, and are prevalent in many apartments.  Don't throw the bathroom out with the bathwater, though, we've got tons of great storage and design solutions on our Pinterest Board, Small Bathrooms.  Check it out and turn your negative into a plus!

Looking for an apartment with a great bathroom?  A Plus Apartments can help!  Give us a call today at 512-231-1400!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Small Kitchens


It can be difficult to work with the small kitchens that come with many apartments, but if you use your space efficiently, you may really grow to enjoy cooking in a diminutive space.  We've created a Pinterest Board full of great ideas for maximizing every corner of a small kitchen.  

Looking for an apartment with a small kitchen to call your own?  Call A Plus Apartments at 512-231-1400 today!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Creating an Office Nook in Your Apartment


C reating an office nook in your apartment can sometimes seem challenging, especially if your apartment is short on extra space.  We've created a Pinterest Board called Creating an Office Nook in Your Apartment to help you carve out a space for your office no matter where you live.  From converting a closet to using a neglected corner of your living room, there are tons of great ideas for where to put a home office in your apartment.  

Looking for an apartment to put your office nook in?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Helping Your Pet Adjust to a New Home



Pets need help adjusting to a new home, just like people do, especially since your four-legged friend doesn't understand what's going on.  Use Apartment Therapy's tips to help your best friend adjust nicely to his new digs.  

If it's an option, visit your new home and neighborhood with your pet before you move in, so they'll have lots of time to get familiar with the area and the smells of their new home.  

If you can, leave them with a friend while you're finishing up the packing and when all your stuff is moved.  Often seeing all the things being moved out of the house can make your dog anxious.

Pack all the stuff they need to be comfortable, like toys, bowls and their bed, separately and place them in the new apartment before your dog enters.  Seeing their familiar stuff as soon as they arrive can make them comfortable and ensures them that they're at their home.

Get a few new toys and chewing stuff so the dogs can be distracted and have a place to direct their nervous energy, thereby making the move positive.  Give your dog the new toys as soon as you enter your new place.

As soon as your dogs have familiarized themselves with their new home, take them for a walk around their new neighborhood to get rid of some that energy and make sure they can chill out when they get back home.

Looking for a new apartment both you and Fido will love?  Call A Plus Apartments today at 512-231-1400!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lakeway Schools and Employers


This month, we’re spotlighting the Lakeway neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at the schools and employers in this suburb west of Austin on the shores of Lake Travis.

Children attend schools in the prestigious Lake Travis Independent School District. Students in grades Pre-K through fifth attend one of three elementary schools.  Lakeway Elementary School is rated Exemplary and their mascot is the Mustang.  Serene Hills Elementary School’s mascot is the Sailors, and they are also rated Exemplary.  Lake Travis Elementary is rated Recognized and their mascot is the Knights.  

Students in grades six through eight attend Hudson Bend Middle School, home of the Buccaneers.  Hudson Bend is rated Recognized.

Residents in grades nine through twelve attend Lake Travis High School.  Lake Travis is an Exemplary-rated school and their mascot is the Cavalier.

As far as employers, there are many options to choose from at the Hill Country Galleria, which is less than fifteen miles from Lakeway. They have a multitude of employers, from restaurants like the Iron Cactus, a Mexican Restaurant that employs servers, hosts and cooks, to department stores like Dillard’s where you can get employment as a sales person or manager.

Many Lakeway residents drive into Austin or surrounding areas for employment.  Lakeway is about twenty-four miles west of Downtown Austin and about twenty-eight miles Southwest of Round Rock.

Looking for an apartment in Lakeway?  A Plus Apartment Locators can help with our extensive knowledge of the vacancies, amenities, and move-in specials at all the best Lakeway addresses.  Give us a call today at 512-231-1400!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Lakeway Dining and Entertainment


This month, we’re spotlighting the Lakeway neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be exploring some of the dining and entertainment options in this suburb West of Austin.

Hudson’s on the Bend is a Lakeway institution.  They are famous for their unique takes on steak, venison, fish, and other meats in an intimate, charming atmosphere.  Even the desserts are extraordinary at Hudson’s.

Sobani Restaurant and Bar serves up unique twists on American fare, with delicious options available for those with special dietary limitations like gluten allergies.  The Shrimp and Grits gets a special shout-out from diners, as does the extensive wine list and romantic atmosphere.

Rocco’s Grill is a local family-owned Italian restaurant that’s been serving up delicious Italian classics for almost ten years.  The Tortellini and Salmon are said to be melt in your mouth perfection, and the tiramisu will satisfy even the most picky dessert lover.

Little Woodrow’s has locations all over Austin and Houston, and their Lakeway location lives up to their reputation for a great beer selection and tasty pub grub in a relaxed atmosphere.  Some people rank it as their favorite Little Woodrow’s location!

The Backyard at Bee Cave is less than seven miles from Lakeway and has lots of great concerts in an ampitheatre surrounded by trees.  Despite the fact that it’s now in the middle of the Hill Country Galleria rather than the middle of nowhere, you can still enjoy your favorite touring and local acts while feeling like you’re communing with nature.

Speaking of the Hill Country Galleria, this collection of shops is less than fifteen miles from Lakeway and has everything you need without having to trek into Austin.  

Looking for an apartment in Lakeway?  A Plus Apartment Locators can help with our extensive knowledge of the vacancies, amenities, and move-in specials at all the best Lakeway addresses.  Give us a call today at 512-231-1400!

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Lakeway


This month, we’re spotlighting Lakeway, a suburb of Austin, Texas.  Lakeway is about twenty-four miles west of Downtown Austin, west of 620, north of highway 71, on the eastern shore of Lake Travis.  It’s popular with those looking to live in area that feels like the country, with access to boating, swimming, and other lake activities, while still being able to commute into the city.

Lakeway began life as a 2,700 acre ranch owned by an oilman and rancher from Houston named Jack Josey.  In the early 1960's, that land was purchased and the developers began the community with an inn, which opened in July of 1963 and was called the Lakeway Inn and Marina.  Residential homes began being sold on May 30, 1963 and in July 1974, when Lakeway was just 300 homes and 1,000 acres, the area was incorporated and the village of Lakeway was born.  As of the 2010 census, the population was just over 11,000.

Looking for an apartment in Lakeway?  A Plus Apartment Locators can help with our extensive knowledge of the vacancies, amenities, and move-in specials at all the best Lakeway addresses.  Give us a call today at 512-231-1400! 

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Great Hills Apartments


This month, we’re spotlighting the Great Hills Neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the apartments in this Northwest Austin area.

Great Hills Apartment is a gorgeous respite surrounded by lots of trees to make you feel like you are in nature, but within walking distance of the grocery store.  Units have washer dryer connections and stainless steel upgrades in the kitchen.

Broadstone Great Hills includes washers and dryers in all units and has garages available.  The complex has greenbelt views and backs to a golf course, plus it has a pool and a fitness center.

Shadow Oaks has phenomenal management, beautifully landscaped grounds, plus really affordable rental rates.  Every unit has washer/dryer connections, and every first floor unit has beautiful wood floors throughout the entire apartment.

Balcones Woods has townhome style one and two bedroom units, some with stainless steel appliances, and provides discounted cable packages.  The complex has tennis courts and boat parking so you don’t have to go far to get your ride for a day on the lake!

Estate on Quarry Lake is a gated community with lake views and standard stainless steel appliances.  Washer and dryers are included, all two bedrooms have attached garages, and the complex provides door to door trash pick up.

Looking for an apartment in Great Hills? A Plus Apartments can help!  Give us a call today at 512-231-1400 to take advantage of our expert knowledge of the vacancies, move-in specials and amenities at all the best Great Hills addresses. 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Great Hills Schools and Employers


This month, we’re spotlighting the Great Hills Neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at the schools and some of the employers in this Northwest Austin enclave.

Students in Great Hills attend either Round Rock or Austin ISD schools.  Hill Elementary is an AISD school and is ranked Exemplary.  Their mascot is the Armadillo, their colors are orange and blue and Hill's mission is to inspire and empower students to rise to the challenges of the 21st century.

Laurel Mountain Elementary is a Round Rock ISD school and is ranked Exemplary.  Their mascot is the Lionsand their colors are red and white.  Their mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which all children will develop the skills, strategies, and attitudes necessary to become independent explorers, critical thinkers, leaders, and responsible citizens.

Murchison Middle School is an AISD school for sixth through eighth graders.  Their mascot is the Matador and their colors are orange and gold.  Murchison’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning and citizenship while fostering social responsibility and personal well-being.

Canyon Vista Middle School is an Exemplary Round Rock ISD school whose mission is to inspire future leaders.  Its mascot is the Mustang and its colors are red, white and blue.  

Students in AISD attend Anderson High School, whose mascot is the Trojans and whose colors are Blue and Gold.  The mission of Anderson High School is to work together as a community to enable individual growth, to develop personal success and to make a positive contribution to our global society.  

Students in Round Rock ISD attend Westwood High School, which is ranked Recognized and whose mission is to prepare a diverse student population for the challenges of an ever-changing world.  Texas Monthly, US News & World Report, and Newsweek in recent years have listed Westwood amongst the top 10 high schools in the state of Texas and amongst the top 100 in the nation.  Westwood’s mascot is the Warriors and their colors are burnt orange and white.
Great Hills’ location in North Austin and near major freeways makes it a convenient place to commute to either downtown Austin, Round Rock, or tech employers along Capital of Texas Highway/360.  

Great Hills Country Club offers employment in many areas:  Golf Cart and Bag Services, Tennis Operations, Golf Course Maintenance, Housekeeping, Wait Staff, Kitchen Staff - Cooks, Line Staff, Dishwasher, and Seasonal positions including Lifeguards and Pool Service Staff.

Altera Corporation is located in the Arboretum, which is less than 3 miles from Great Hills, and is the pioneer of programmable logic solutions, enabling system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate, and win in their markets.

Looking for an apartment in Great Hills? A Plus Apartments can help!  Give us a call today at 512-231-1400 to take advantage of our expert knowledge of the vacancies, move-in specials and amenities at all the best Great Hills addresses. 

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