by Brad Pauly
on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 12:26pm.
It's that time of year again. The time when downtown gets flooded with people in gorilla costumes ready for a run. Out of town visitors probably get a nice shock, as it is a quite a sight to see hundreds of "gorillas" stampeding down Caesar Chavez or enjoying some fine dining after the race. In their moment of shock, they probably wonder why a city would have such an event. Austinites know it's just another day in a city that loves to keep things weird.
The Gorilla Run is an annual 5K race held in Austin to benefit mountain gorillas. Participants don full gorilla costumes for the race and even get to keep them after they complete the race. It is yet another fun event that represents Austin's spirit for enjoying life while doing something beneficial for others.
Events such as the Gorilla Run are one reason why the real estate market for the 78704 zip code is so hot right now. 78704 is one of the most well known areas of Austin and contains the area south of Lady Bird Lake and north of Ben White. The location offers a myriad of popular Austin features such as food trailers, Zilker park, the lake, the Gorilla Run, etc. As a result, hundreds of people are flocking to the area, which is driving up the values of rental properties. Many savvy investors have taken note of the trend and have quickly taken advantage of the great opportunity to capitalize. The market for homes in Austin--especially this area--is showing no signs of slowing down, so call me today at 512-777-8483, or contact us through our website to get more information."