A Renovation Sure to Please, Austin apartment community

Platinum Southside, a unique apartment community in the South Congress area of Austin, Texas recently completed a renovation to the common area and outdoor amenities.  These upgrades to the community offer a more modern setting that’s sure to please.  The community now offers amenities like day offices, fitness on demand, a bocce court, a dog grooming station and play area and bike storage.  Platinum Southside offers a low-maintenance lifestyle which is ideal for any Austinian and means more free time for outdoor activities, good local eats, and festivals like Austin City Limits.  As a resident of the South Congress area, you have close proximity to all of this and more, including jobs.  The average drive time from the community to downtown is less than 20 minutes.

Featured here are before and after images:

Common area set up for entertaining. Includes resident’s lounge and pool table

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A high-tech gym with fitness-on-demand, new equipment, and fresh feel atmosphere

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New outdoor amenities: Dog park and a bocce court

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New indoor amenities: Day offices, dog grooming station and bike storage

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Bike shop and Storage
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Dog grooming station and pet spa

With the fabulous new look, the property warranted a new name.

We introduce to you Agave at South Congress

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Contact a leasing specialist and make Agave at South Congress your new home.

866-651-0640 – 625 E. Stassney Lane, Austin, TX 78745

Solstice Festival celebrating the local Austin music community

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Celebrate the start of summer at this year’s Solstice Festival.

The music festival commences Friday evening, June 17th  with the main stage scheduled to start at 12 noon on Saturday, June 18th.   The bands scheduled to play range from dance music by “The Black and White Years” to rock from “Megafauna”.  The lineup will surely appeal to all music enthusiasts.  Plan a full day with friends and/or family, and enjoy the local arts and activities.  Sponsors for this amazing event include Dos Equis, Sparking Ice, Raw Paw, KGSR Austin, and Topo Chico USA.

Learn more about this awesome festival via their Facebook page or watch the video below.

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The location of the Solstice Festival is only a 20 minute car ride from the South Congress area and the Platinum Southside apartment community.  If you live at Platinum Southside, consider carpooling with fellow residents or biking the short 7 mile ride together.  Due to its convenient location, vibrant amenities, and modern collection of apartment homes, Platinum Southside is a great place to call home. – SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY.

Pet Friendly Apartments – Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is the nation’s fastest growing city and for a good reason.  It provides a unique vibe, growing tech job options and urban living.  Those moving to the Austin area have many things to consider when choosing an apartment community.

  1. Location, are there cool things to do and places to eat close by?
  2. Community amenities, is there a well-equipped gym and an outdoor pool?
  3. Does it fit your everyday needs, will my pet feel at home, does the apartment come with a washer and dryer, are jobs and public transit options close by?

Platinum Southside is conveniently located within 20 minutes of downtown Austin and close to the South Congress district which offers an eclectic mix of food, shopping and entertainment.  In addition, several restaurants, including Chipotle and Twin Peaks, and a multiplex cinema are within walking distance of the community.

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Each unit at Platinum Southside includes a full-capacity, top-loading washer and dryer. Amenities at the property include a state of the art fitness center with fitness on demand, day offices, a resort style pool with cabanas and day beds, courtyards with grilling stations and fire pits and a bocce court. Pets are welcomed at Platinum Southside, and a spacious dog park and a dog wash are currently being added to the property amenities   for your furry family members.

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Make Platinum Southside your new home and enjoy all Austin has to offer.

Call to schedule your tour today!

 

 

Austin Events 2016: Valentine’s Day Fun

Valentine’s Day was once dominated by couples but in recent years, it has grown popularity by a wider group.  Families with young children and best-friends are taking advantage of this annual holiday to come together and celebrate LOVE.  LOVE is spoken by all ages and since the shift from exclusively catering to couples to a larger group, the options to celebrate are greater.  Families are spending more time together dining out collectively vs. hiring a sitter.  And, those who are in-between relationships celebrate the value of friendships.  The global message for the holiday is to spend time with loved ones, so here’s a few ways in Austin to do just that:

An Awesome Valentine’s Day Event Alice in Winter Wonderland

               A shindig for all ages offering Cooking Lessons, Tastings, Games and Beverages galore.

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Use discount code DO512 for a 50% discount on tickets

 

A Classic Valentine’s Day Option – preview “The Notebook” via the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

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Living at Platinum Southside, in SoCo Austin, puts you within 20 minutes of these two events.  Call or Stop by our leasing office today to see our awesome property!

 

Considering at home options? Here are a two easy recipes that are sure to please.

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Recipe: Herb-Garlic Crusted Flank Steak with Pan-Roasted Grapes – source Countryliving.com

Easy Homemade Pizza

Recipe: Homemade Pizza – source: thekitchn.com

New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

 

N.E.A.T. (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) – Dr. James Levine discovered benefits of Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis living.  “You can expend calories in one of two ways – through gym/high activity and daily living activities.  Compare these two scenarios:

  1. Joe comes home from his desk job at night, eats dinner and goes directly to the recliner to catch up on his DVR list.
  2. Bob comes home from his desk job, eats dinner, takes the dogs for a walk, mows the yard and then sits down to watch 60 minutes of TV.

Overtime, Bob will be more fit and lean just because of his non-exercise living activities under the second scenario.  Think of the pedometer craze, it essentially helps people stay informed of their non-exercise activity, which in turn motivates people to keep‘moving’.

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Calorie Consumption Awareness – It’s easy to lose track of your calorie consumption, so instead of tracking over a period of many days/weeks, commit to 3 solid days of tracking.  Whether with pen and paper or the latest smartphone app, you’ll learn quickly what foods to eat and which ones to substitute.  It’s easy to swap high calorie, low protein food with better foods to provide the right balance and sustain your energy level.

  • Apples with a Butter, Almond or Peanut
  • Cheese Sticks and Salami
  • Water, infused with fresh fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs with avocado spread, to name a few…

Making simple changes to your food choices makes the day interesting and changes your calorie intake.

Healthy Food Swaps

Eating Clean – Not just a craze or fad, but a true new way of living.  Eating clean is an easy way to refresh your insides and fully recharge yourself.  The basics are to eliminate all processed
foods with natural foods like veggies, fruits, and eating six small meals a day. eat-clean-2

 

Come visit the property and see for yourself.

For those who love to add active moments to their everyday life, consider working out.  Even 20 minutes a day makes for a positive use of limited time.  At Platinum Southside, in Austin, Texas, the residents have access to an on-site fitness center appropriate for all fitness levels.

 

The Ultimate Holiday Line up in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is a vibrant city year around but during the month of December the thrilling experience is elevated to a magical level.   The city exudes holiday cheer for all to enjoy from caroling down Congress Avenue, cutting your own tree at a local tree farm, and a specialty light show event at a local coffee house.

Holiday Stroll – Downtown Austin

Join fellow Austinitess and feel the magic of the season by attending this event.  Dated for Saturday, December 5th.

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Photo Credit: Austin.com

Elgin , CHRISTmas Tree Farm

Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm was started as a retirement business in 1984 by Grandma Kaye and Grandpa Bill Walton.  They sold their first trees in 1987.  Through hard work, steadfastness and good marketing the business grew steadily for many years.  Over the last 25 years, visiting the farm for many has become a family tradition.

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Annual Holiday Light Show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

The show starts at 6pm, and replays every hour, on top of the hour. The 12 minute long show is free, fun, and family friendly! Please come enjoy some hot cocoa or a coffee while being entertained by one of the best holiday festivities in Texas!  Located off of Lake Austin Blvd, it’s just a few minutes east of Downtown.

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Photo Credit: Mozart Website

To view a more elaborate list of events, visit Austin.com.

Living at Platinum Southside puts you very close to the Action!

Top 5 things to do this Fall in Austin, Texas

Fall takes the lead being the most beloved season of all.  In a survey of the four seasons, 29% of Americans rank Fall as their favorite season responding they prefer an autumnal climate. Summer rates high as 25% of respondents look forward to the warmer weather. A winter chill is only preferred by 7% of us. (1)

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Mother Nature changes her landscape to warm color tones of red, brown, and yellow, which exude eye catching views.  The allurement of Fall is the ideal weather and many annual traditions including visits to pumpkin patches, challenging corn mazes, and Halloween festivities.  In Austin, Texas the variety of options to enjoy the season are aplenty.

Listed here are our top 5 pick

Barton Hills Farm – an amazing farm that has a HUGE corn maze lawn games, food, and live music. Saturdays & Sundays September 26 – November 8  corn maze

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 Boo at the Zoo – The Austin Zoo features a unique way to see the animals – at night.  They also have a haunted train ride that is way fun! October 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, & 30

AustObertfest – celebrating its 3rd year, the AustOberfest is rated one of the Best Culture events, per Austin Monthly Magazine. Great German-style food, beer and entertainment are organized. Saturday, October 17 only 3pm-11pm.

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 Photo courtesy: Austin+Oktoberfest Facebok Page

 Movies in the Park – a free film brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation. Enjoy a fun Halloween movie, “Casper” on Thursday, October 22 and “Beetlejuice” on Thursday, October 29. Located at the Dick Nichols Park, with a start time of 7:30.

Austin Comic ConThe Wizard World event is the ultimate Halloween event.  With an amazing Special Guests list, one too long to share, it’s a great local Halloween affair. Friday, October 30-31.

Living at Platinum Southside you’re within close proximity to these events, and much more.  For your convenience, the property offers two Car2Go choices, plus its location is an inexpensive Uber ride to downtown Austin and the SoCo district.

Check out our Property, and schedule a tour today!