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.

Austin Apartments, the key is a great location

Apartment living has evolved over the years and what once was viewed as a place to hold your belongings and sleep at night, is now viewed as a lifestyle enhancer.

Residents of Platinum Southside live in a community that offers many of today’s desired life enhancing amenities.

Below you will find a list of these advantages, from local hot spots to community features right outside your doorstep.

Living close to the vibrant South Congress neighborhood in Austin, TX

  1. Hills Café – Located only 3 minutes away, this local hot spot is awesome for Live Austin Music, Texas Home-style Cooking and its dog friendly too.
  2. Perla’s – Located only 11 minutes away, this hot spot offers a vibrant outdoor patio, a large variety of drink options and fresh oysters flown in daily. Not an oyster fan, that’s ok, their menu has great salads, prime steaks and baked mac and cheese (with a lobster topping option available, yum!).
  3. Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Located only 11 minutes away, you’ll be drawn back not just for the mouthwatering burgers but the thick old fashion shakes and crisp truffle fries.

Living at Platinum Southside

  1. Platinum Southside offers a variety of workout equipment for all fitness levels, and the facility is available 24/7.
  2. Convenience is key for the active lifestyle so if you’re expecting a package, our Resident Package Concierge is available to sign for your shipments.
  3. With lush landscaping throughout the property, enjoy the exclusivity of the community while still having the Austin Vibe close by.

  Platinum Southside South Congress  

Come visit us at Platinum Southside and see for yourself.

Schedule a Tour Today! 866.651.0640

What’s up with the Bats, on Congress Avenue Bridge

Lady Bird Lake, in Downtown Austin, offers locals a variety of activities and amazing sunset views.   Activities available for all to enjoy include paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing but the biggest attraction, and a sight to see once in your lifetime, is the World’s Largest Urban Bat colony.

From mid-March through early November, a colony of bats take shelter under the Congress Avenue Bridge.  The number of bats living in the crevices of the bridge has reached 1.5 million and while that numbers seems big, and to be honest a bit scary, it’s turned out to be a big advantage for Austin.  Around sunset large crowds congregate atop the bridge to watch the bats take flight as they emerge at night.  The colony offers Austin two benefits: 1. it’s estimated that over 100,000 people visit the bridge to witness the bat show, generating over $10 million in tourism revenue annually and 2. the bats are estimated to eat between 10,000 to 20,000 pounds of insects.


To learn more about the Bat spectacle visit the Statesman Bats website.

To step up the previewing experience, consider watching the bats take flight from a Capital Cruises daily sunset tour.

4th of July Events, Austin

A Fireworks show worth seeing, above Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas – photo courtesy of the City of Austin

The History of Fireworks and 4th of July

Thought to be invented by the Chinese 2,000 years ago, fireworks have been a tradition of America’s Fourth of July celebrations since the country’s inception, with the founding fathers themselves seeing fireworks fit to mark the birth of their nation.

In a July 3, 1776 letter to his wife, John Adams declared that the signing of the Declaration of Independence should be a “great anniversary Festival” and “solemnized with Pomp and Parade and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

A year later, Congress itself ordained the tradition, enjoying in Philadelphia “a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the commons,” according to the Evening Post. The celebratory firing of muskets, artillery and other explosives was a carryover from colonial days. “What was different about it is they began to have the fireworks represent the 13 states,” James Heintze, a retired librarian emeritus of American University and author of the “Fourth of July Encyclopedia,” says. “The numerical symbolism became very important for the Fourth of July.”

To read the complete article, visit US News

Like many holidays, 4th of July brings people together and is another opportunity to build lasting memories.   From the traditional sparklers, which appeal to all ages, a wide-ranging menu, and long warm nights, it’s a holiday that screams Summer is Here.

To help you make memories this 4th of July, find below a list of local events in Austin.

Hill Country Galleria Festival

Austin Fireworks 4th of July Events, Central Texas

39th Annual July Fourth Concert and Fireworks at Auditoriums Shores

Our Pick for Platinum Southside Residents is – 4th of July Brew and BBQ

It’s an 8 minute drive from the property and to THE EVENT !  

Lawn Chairs, (well-behaved) leased dogs, and NO COVER charge.

Not a resident of Platinum Southside, check us out!

Platinum Southside is a premier apartment living community in South Congress (SOCO) Austin.