Friday, June 14, 2013

Balcones Woods Schools and Employers


This month, we’re spotlighting the Balcones Woods Neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at the schools and employers in this North Austin Neighborhood.

Children in Balcones Woods attend Austin ISD schools.  Students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth attend the Exemplary rated Davis Elementary.  Davis’ mascot is the Dolphins.

Students in grades six through eight attend Murchison Middle School, an International Baccalaureate School.  Murchison’s mascot is the Matador, and their colors are Orange and Gold.  

Anderson High School is for Balcones Woods residents in grades nine through twelve.  Anderson’s mascot is the Trojans and it is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named one of the Best Public High Schools by Newsweek, ranking in the top 6% nationwide.

Balcones Woods’ convenient location between Mopac and 183 makes it an ideal location for commuting, both to Downtown Austin and to employers in the suburbs.  

Area employers include Apple Inc.’s Customer Service Center, which is just three miles from Balcones Woods.  Apple designs, develops and sells electronics, software and computers, most famously the Mac and iPhone, iPad, and iPod. 
 The Americas Operations Center is currently undergoing a $304 million expansion which will eventually employ 3,600 local people in operations service, support and finance for Apple’s business in North and South America. 

Balcones Woods is also located just less than three miles from IBM’s  headquarters on North Burnet Road.  IBM is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of computer hardware and software.  IBM offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.  IBM employs about 6,000 people at its Austin location, but has over 400,000 employees worldwide.

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

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Balcones Woods Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

Friday, June 7, 2013

Balcones Woods Dining, Shopping and Entertainment


This month, we’re spotlighting the Balcones Woods neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be exploring the dining, shopping and entertainments options available in this convenient North Austin Neighborhood.  For shopping and dining, both the Arboretum and the Domain are just a few minutes away.  

If you're hungry, the Arboretum features delicious restaurants like Brio Tuscan Grille, which features Tuscan-inspired Italian food and fun specials like $5.00 Martini Wednesdays and $5.00 wine and drink specials throughout the week.  What better way to beat a case of the Mondays or get over the hump of hump day?

For shopping for the wee ones, The Arboretum has Gymboree, which features adorable clothing that will last for kiddos from birth to age 12 and Janie and Jack, which has precious high-end outfits  that will keep the little one in your life looking good from birth to middle school.

Looking to take in a movie?  Regal Arbor Cinema shows art movies in a comfortable, high-end setting.  Don't have to worry about sticky popcorn soaked floors or screaming rug rats at this theater!

If you prefer a more luxurious setting for your shopping and dining experience, head up and over to The Domain.  Here, you can enjoy high end retailers like Tiffany's,  where you can fantasize about getting one of those sweet little jewels in the famous robin's egg blue box.

Anthropologie has all the latest trends you've seen in Lucky or In Style, not only for yourself but also for your home.  You'll feel like a starlet in their beautiful clothing and taking a spin in the dressing room is fun even if your pocketbook is more Walmart than Neiman Marcus.

Ready to have a truly unique movie watching experience?  IPic Theaters allows you to watch a first run movie in a reclining lazy boy chair with a blanket if you want one, while eating gourmet food and sipping on hand-crafted cocktails. 
 The ticket price reflects the cushy experience, but aren't you worth it?  

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

Want to learn more about Balcones Woods?  Check out our other articles...
Balcones Woods Overview

Balcones Woods Schools and Employers