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Found 2 blog entries for August 2014.

It’s hard to believe it’s already August! Soon kids will be going back to school, temperatures will start to drop, and before you know it, autumn will have arrived. If you’re wondering how to make the most of your last few weeks of summer in Austin, we’ve compiled a list of events, attractions, and must-do’s to keep you busy.

Visit a swimming hole (or several!)

If you’ve spent a summer here in the sweltering heat, it’s easy to see why Austinites are big fans of swimming. One of the things that makes summer in Central Texas so unique is the abundance of swimming holes that offer beautiful surroundings as you cool off. There are plenty of great places to swim within city limits (Barton Springs, Deep Eddy, and Red Bud Isle are popular choices), and a…

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What we'd like to focus on in today's post is quality of life in Austin. I know that quality of life is a big and important topic for me personally--I've lived in several cities in this country and actually grew up here in Austin. Once I got back, I realized how much more the city has to offer.

There's various areas of town that people don't even realize are there. For instance, Lake Travis is an incredible natural landmark just outside of the city. It's 30 minutes from downtown, and one of the biggest lakes in the state. In fact, it's been rated the cleanest lake in the state, yet it's such a short drive from being in the middle of such a metroplex! It's quite a rarity.

There's also the small cities surrounding Austin, like Fredericksburg where you…

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