Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Living In Austin: Summer Fun


A Plus Apartment Locators has been successfully finding homes for Austinites for years. But something every Texan has to think about at some point in the house hunting process, is how to cope with the warm summer temperatures that grace our fine city. In our opinion, the heat ain’t all that bad, and we enjoy cooling off by going for a swim in Austin’s water holes, sipping a cold beer, or just embracing the warmth! But when we think about how to help our clients, we like to suggest places that offer amenities or nearby recreational spots that can make life wonderful, even when the thermostat is rising.


Hawaiian Falls - North East
A wonderful way to stay cool and enjoy some time outside is to check out a water park. Hawaiian Falls is a full scale waterpark located in Pflugerville just north and west of Austin. It’s a great destination for cooling off in the water, hitting some slides, and floating around the lazy river. This a wonderful family friendly park, but it’s fun for everyone and is close enough to town to make it worth the trip. Though you can easily access this park no matter where you live in the city, we’d suggest checking out Colonial Grand at Wells Branch. This apartment community is on the north side of town and is ideally located off IH35, and is a quick drive to Hawaiian Falls. Of course, the complex also has a beautiful pool and grill area, so if you want to go for a dip without ever leaving home, then look no further!


Schlitterbahn - South
Just south of Austin, in the old German-style town of New Braunfels, you can find one of the jewels of Texas hill country: Schlitterbahn. This well established and extremely popular vacation destination has remained a Texas staple for all things water park. The resort includes slides, rides, tubing, pools and a kids area. There are also a variety of restaurants and shops in the area, not to mention the outlet mall just north of the park in San Marcos. But to get to Schlitterbahn you don’t need to take a day off or travel far. You can live in the south of Austin and drive to the water park in about 30 minutes. If you want to stay close to this fun and watery spot, our locators suggest looking at Stonegate. This complex is also located just off the 35, but is quiet and scenic with a greenbelt behind it offering wonderful views of nature. Stonegate also has two large pools, jacuzzis, and all the other amenities to help you enjoy your summer without getting too hot.


Shore Club Volente Beach - West
If you’re looking to live on the west side of Austin, but want some place to swim and stay cool during the summer, the Shore Club Volente Beach is a lakefront water park and club. If you get tired of swimming and sliding, you can also head over to the lake for some sailing or jetskiing. And none of this is far from downtown or from anything you might need or want. Other than the water, there are also some excellent apartment communities that make living easy, and oh so relaxed. For beautiful and luxurious living, but at a reasonable price, consider Aria. This gorgeous complex is a new build and has all the regular amenities, but also includes resort-like floor plans and features. Living at this place is a no brainer, and is close enough to the water that you can always go for a dip if things are getting too hot in town.


Life in Austin can get hot, but as apartment locators, we don’t mind. However, when it comes to finding you a home, we can provide a range of places and spaces that will not only meet your basic needs, but will also make life easy and fun. And there is almost no better way to do this in Texas summer than by frequenting one of the area water parks. So, get in touch with our apartment locators to find your next home! The service is free, and our agents are the best in the business. Stay cool, and give us a call at: 512-222-5383