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)

lady bird lake in Fall, Austin TexasLady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas

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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 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!

Austin City Limits – ACL – Austin Music Festival

               ACL Festival features a diverse lineup of acts every year with 8 stages, more than 130 bands – and now runs over two weekends long! It’s an awesome experience and a great time is had by all!  From Best Bites in Town to the Music, purchasing a ticket is worth every penny.

ACL Festival

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Located at Zilker Park, which is only 18 minutes from Platinum Southside, our

residents are close to the action.

Lineup ACL Fest 2015

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Weekend 1 October 2-4, 2015


Wednesday, 9/30: 3PM – 8PM

Thursday, 10/1: 3PM – 8PM

Friday, 10/2: 10AM – 10PM

Saturday, 10/3: 10AM – 10PM

Sunday, 10/4: 10AM – 10PM

Weekend 2 October 9-11, 2015


Wednesday, 10/7: 3PM – 8PM

Thursday, 10/8: 3PM – 8PM

Friday, 10/9: 10AM – 10PM

Saturday, 10/10: 10AM – 10PM

Sunday, 10/11: 10AM – 10PM

Please bring a valid form of photo ID.

Options in the Food category, or Eats as they call it, are endless including Pizza, Local Tacos, Stubbs Bar-B-Q, and Hat Creek Burger Co. Your palette will be very happy.  Buy Your Tickets Today, and HAVE FUN!

Make the most of your small space, Austin Apartments

Indoor-Gardening 1. Indoor Gardening: Depending on your preference, indoor gardening can take up as much or as little space as you wish. Choose an easy-to-clean surface when picking your location, and a spot close to natural light.  The top 5 indoor veggie or herbs to grow are: Peppers, Radishes, Mint, Tomatoes and Basil.

Check out these resources:

12 Healthy Vegetables and Herbs to grow indoors

Growing a Garden indoors

  1. Free up counter space: Maximize your space with great storage tips from Sunset Magazine. Consider a wall mounted storage option when possible, like this wine rack, complete with a guide for hanging wine glasses.


  1. Maximize storage: Using baskets is a great solution when extra storage is needed. There are many different styles and sizes to choose from.  Consider stackable baskets to store upwards, therefore maximizing floor space.stacked baskets storage

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At Platinum Southside, our 1 bedroom, 1 bath floor plans offer 789 square feet to make your own.  Schedule your tour today!  866.651.0640

1 bedroom apartment floor plan, Austin

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest – Austin

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  – Sunday, November 1, 2015

               Lots of references come to mind when you think of Texas: BBQ Sauce, everything is Big, and Cowboy and Cowgirls.  For Austin, Texas specifically, you may think of a laid back vibe with lots of great music.  While that’s a true depiction of Austin, the city also epitomizes Texans love for BBQ.  Each year, Texas Monthly hosts  the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, where over 50 Joint’s, restaurants that is, are invited to showcase their best sauce.  The event features great BBQ including ribs, sausage, brisket and more.  Some items are sample sizes, while others, with a paid admission, offer meal size portions.

Brisket - BBQ  Patio BBQFEST
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The event is hosted overlooking beautiful Lady Bird Lake, in Downtown Austin.  It has a number of Sponsors including Crown Royal, Don Julio and Texas A&M University.  Mark your calendars as event tickets sell out quickly and you won’t want to miss out on this great event!

Luckily for Platinum Southside residents, it’s only an 18 minute drive, or Uber ride from the property.  So grab your bibs and #drinkresponsibly.