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! 

Want to learn more about Lakeway?  Check out our other articles...
Lakeway Dining and Entertainment
Lakeway Schools and Employers