Urbanspace Austin Real Estate Blog | Page #8

Check our blog for new information on Austin real estate and urban living in Austin. When it comes to information on Austin homes & lifestyle, we've got it covered at Urbanspace Real Estate in Austin.

Urbanspace Austin Real Estate Blog | Page #8 Close
Page Summary
Blog

Urbanspace Austin Real Estate Blog

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 11.14 - 11.16

Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 3:53pm. 333 Views, 0 Comments.

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE



Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
 



November 14th - November 16th, 2014

What: FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2014
Where: iFly Indoor Skydiving13265 N US 183 Suite A Austin, TX 78750
When: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014 at 7 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16th, 2014 at 7 a.m.
Why: In the very first FAI sanctioned wind tunnel competition ever, iFly Austin will be competing in synchronized, group formation, and freestyle skydiving. This looks like it could be a very interesting morning!

 

What: Comedy: Moontower Comedy presents Anthony Jeselnik
Where: Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
When: Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Why: Anthony Jeselnik (who you may recognize from his Comedy Central

Read Full Post »

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 11.7 – 11.9

Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 2:38pm. 415 Views, 0 Comments.

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE



Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
 



November 7th - November 9th, 2014

What: Wurstfest 2014
When: Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th at 11:00am
Where: Landa Park - New Branfels, 164 Landa Park Dr New Braunfels, TX 78130
Why: Since 1961, this festival has been serving delicious sausages, Texan and German beer, carnival rides, and a good time for the whole family. If you haven’t explored this festival before, now is the perfect time!

 

 

What: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014
When: Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th at 11:00am
Where: Auditorium Shores 950 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Why: 2 Chainz, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, and Judas Priest will all be playing this festival that has been gaining

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: The Bowie Residences

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 2:34pm. 874 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
The Bowie Residences 
11.6.14 

The Bowie Residences (previously 311 Apartments) was originally stalled due to the placement of a pecan tree. After solving the issue, the Bowie has been steadily creeping upward over the past several months. HKS Inc. is the Dallas-based architecture firm behind The Bowie. HKS Inc. is also responsible for The Ashton and Frost Tower. 

The building will consist of 358 luxury apartments, 42,000 square feet of office space, and 3,000 square feet of ground level retail space. Construction began at the end of 2012, with a projected completion of Q4 2014.  While The Bowie’s official website still claims the late 2014 opening, more specific dates have yet to be posted.

Read Full Post »

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 10.31 - 11.2

Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 3:06pm. 847 Views, 0 Comments.

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE



Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
 



October 30th - November 11th, 2014

 

What: COTA Fan Fest
When: Friday, the 31st at 5:00pm, and Saturday the 1st at 12:00pm
Where: Republic Square Park, 500 Guadalupe blvd, Austin TX, 78701
Why: If you aren’t planning on participating F1 weekend, then this free fan-appreciation event may be a good way to get in the spirit. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be playing alongside other musical guests. The event will also incldue racing games, kid’s activities, and much more.

 

What: Halloween at the Drive-In Finale : Beetlejuice
When: Friday, the 31st at 7:30pm
Where: 1901 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78751
Why: Drive-in movies never go out of style. This Halloween, you can

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: The Fairmont Hotel

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 1:40pm. 447 Views, 0 Comments.


{ Scroll to bottom for photo update }

Downtown Development Digest
The Fairmont Hotel
10.30.14 

The new Fairmont Hotel is expected to be the second tallest building in Austin, rising almost 600 feet. This 37 story, 1066 room hotel will officially begin construction on November 3rd. The projected 1.4 million square feet space will include meeting spaces, balconies, and four floors of parking garage.

Hunt Construction Group was awarded this $270 million contract earlier this year, with most of the financial backing coming from Colony Capitol. The California based investment firm has investments in an impressive 4,300 hotels.  The project will be overseen by the Manchester Financial group, specifically, Douglas Manchester, son of the firm’s

Read Full Post »

Best of Austin - Top 10 Running Trails

Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:23am. 623 Views, 0 Comments.

BEST OF AUSTIN TOP 10: Running Trails 

Celebrate the best urban Austin has to offer in our Best of Austin Top 10 series. Once a month, we'll post a new Top 10 blog based on tips we've received from our readers and fellow Austinites, in addition to our favorites throughout the urban core.

Best of Austin top 10 series

To kick-off our inaugural edition, and with the summer heat (sort of) behind us, there's no better time to hit the trails and soak-in the best of Austin. After sorting through our favorites, and picking the brains of urban dwellers, here are the Top 10 Running Trails in Austin! Write us and let us know what you think!

1. Lady Bird Lake Hike & BikeTrail

An oldie, but goodie, perfect for all levels. Enjoy the best of the city with the stellar downtown views,

Read Full Post »

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 10.24 - 10.26

Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:07pm. 634 Views, 0 Comments.

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE



Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
 



October 24th - October 26th, 2014

 

What:  Housecore Horror Film Festival
Where: Emo’s East 2015 E Riverside, Austin, TX 78741
When: Saturday, the 25th, at 9:00am
Why: If you like a little heavy metal with your horror films, then this is the festival for you. The festival size has significantly increased since last years debut. Danzig, Unearth, and all living cast member of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be there, you should be too!


 

What: 2014 Austin Film Festival
Where: Various locations
When: Thursday, the 23rd through Thursday the 30th
Why: If Austinites love anything more than queso and live music, it would be a film festival. With screenings at the Paramount

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: Shoal Creek Conservancy

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:44pm. 993 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest: 
Shoal Creek Conservancy
10.23.14 

 

Shoal Creek needs your help. Over the past few months, the creek has experienced heavy erosion. Following the Memorial Day Flood of 1981, the risk of flooding along Shoal Creek has been somewhat mitigated, but not entirely eliminated. Most recently, the Pease Park segment of the creek experienced heavy flooding, leading to much of the erosion fencing torn down by the waters and fallen trees.
“Trash, particularly following major storm events, is a major concern. In addition, graffiti is an ongoing problem on the bridges, walls, signs and even the trail surface, and cleanup response is often delayed. In addition, as noted in the Downtown Austin Plan, vegetation along the trail is…

Read Full Post »

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 10.17 - 10.19

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:33pm. 672 Views, 0 Comments.

LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE
Urbanspace's Top Five Weekend Picks
October 17 - October 19, 2014 

What: POP Austin International Art Show
When: Friday at 7:00pm +  Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00am
Where: Fair Market 1100 East 5th St., Austin, TX
Why: If Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, and Dr. Brainwash don’t ring any bells, maybe their artwork will. All of these artist will have works featured at this show, which isn’t one to miss!

 

 

What: Texas Teen Book Festival 2014
When: Saturday, the 18th at 8:30am
Where: St. Edwards University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Why: If you feel like meeting some of your favorite authors, like James Dashner, Marie Lu, and Lauren Oliver, then look no further than the panels at this

Read Full Post »

Downtown Development Digest: 5th & West Residences

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:55pm. 1,161 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest: 
5th & West Residences
10.16.14 


The northeast corner of West 5th St. and West Ave. is slated to be the newest set of high-rise condos in downtown Austin. Named 'Fifth and West Residences', and led by Riverside Resources, the building will have 154 residences, starting in the $500,000s.

Fifth and West Residences will be the fifth tallest tower in Austin (The Austonian, 360 Condominiums, W Residences, and Frost Bank Tower taking the four previous slots). Included in this project will be a lounge, coffee bar, fitness center, yoga studio, dog park and a scenic pool deck. “This announcement is really exciting because it is the first new condo tower to break ground outside of Seaholm since 2010,” said Charles

Read Full Post »