Austin Neighborhood Guide 2022
Content + Design by Kori Co.
Photography by Lauren Rose
To some, Austin is just the capital of the Lone Star State. But to this elite group of real estate professionals, it means so much more because it’s home. From its Keep Austin Weird motto and status as the Live Music Capital of the World to its longstanding reputation for being a haven for creatives, music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, there are so many aspects of this vibrant community that are worth admiring. So, whether you are an Austinite looking for fresh and trendy places to explore, are relocating to our corner of the world from abroad, or are simply considering a move to a different pocket of the city, these experts are eager to share their knowledge and help define the lifestyle each of their unique neighborhoods afford.
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As one of Austin’s top mortgage lenders, Cameron Breed is the advisor that all Realtors®, referral partners and clients are grateful to have on their side. The Vice President of Texas-based SWBC Mortgage and the leader of The Breed Team, she is consistently named among the Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine, a Top Originator and Top Women Originator by Scotsman Guide, an Austin Business Journal Top Producer for 15 years, a Five Star Professional, and member of the SWBC President’s Club and Chairman’s Circle. With her award-winning career that began after graduating from the University of Texas in 1999, Cameron and her team are passionate and poised to help the Austin community realize the dream of homeownership.
”I love sponsoring the Neighborhood Guide each year because I’m proud to show off this amazing city that I call home. Austin has so much to offer!”
Vice President & Senior Loan Officer
(512) 531 1805 | CBreed@SWBC.com
Thomajan & Ladner Group
Lisa Matulis-Thomajan & Jennifer Ladner | Compass
As the oldest surviving freedman’s town, Clarksville is dedicated to preserving its history and community ties. Residents of this charming and historic neighborhood can expect to enjoy the epitome of affluent living through its walkability, dining options, art galleries, myriad of museums, and annual events.
For those interested in putting down roots here, look no further than Clarksville experts Jennifer Ladner and Lisa Matulis-Thomajan. Having worked together since 2016 as the sales team behind the luxury condominium development, 70 Rainey and the upcoming Conrad Residences Austin, this dynamic duo brings a lot to the table in regards to resources, experience and their unique approach to real estate.
Jennifer’s background in finance and accounting coupled with Lisa’s entrepreneurial background (most recently as owner of Delish Bakery) enables them to not only help their clients understand the value of their current home or future purchase, but to also put a strategic marketing plan in place or find new and innovative ways to search off-market opportunities. Together, they keep their fingers on the pulse of the real estate industry so that they are best-equipped to help their clients achieve their real estate goals.
Aside from experience and an impressive work ethic, they also bring an honest, caring and optimistic attitude. Typically one of the largest investments and emotional transactions, it is never lost on Jennifer and Lisa how much of an honor it is to help someone find or sell their home.
(512) 739 2460 | Lisa@ThomajanLadnerGroup.com
(512) 827 9255 | Jennifer@ThomajanLadnerGroup.com
What sets Clarksville apart from other neighborhoods?
Jennifer – The accessibility and walkability of the Clarksville neighborhood is like no other place in Austin. Being so close to Downtown and with easy access to MoPac, you have all of Austin at your fingertips.
Lisa – Clarksville gives you the best of both worlds – a little bit of downtown living where you can walk to some of the city’s best restaurants while also offering the feel of an actual neighborhood where you know your neighbors.
Clarksville is known for its walkability. What are some of your favorite places to stroll to?
Jennifer – I love grabbing a coffee and a bite from Swedish Hill before making my way around the neighborhood to look at the homes. With Clarksville being such a historic area, you can see it all when it comes to architecture – from small craftsman-style bungalows and modern new construction homes to multi-family developments.
What do you enjoy outside of real estate?
Jennifer – Life is all about balance so outside of real estate you will find me spending time with my family. I am my kids’ biggest cheerleader so I can often be seen at the soccer field with August or taking road trips for Juliet’s cheer competitions.
Lisa – As empty nesters, my husband, Stuart and I have been doing as much travel as the last couple of years has allowed, but more so we are rediscovering the city in new and different ways. Our daughter, Zayne works for Austin FC and we are also season ticket holders so you can always find us cheering on Verde! We are also in the restaurant business and are foodies at heart, so we love checking out all the wonderful new restaurants that continue to make their way to our city.
Tacos, tequila and a tasteful vibe made this Clarksville-based restaurant the perfect locale for Jennifer and Lisa’s fun photoshoot. As the institution’s second location, Taco Flats Clarksville promises to change lives with their frozen drinks. Jennifer and Lisa suggest the Spicy Frozen Margarita made of 100% agave tequila, triple sec, hand-squeezed lime juice and is topped off with a fresh jalapeño.
Clarksville has some of the best restaurants and patios. You could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here without ever having to leave the neighborhood.
- Clark’s | Perfect for lunch
- Amy’s Ice Creams | Always follows a visit to West Austin Park
- Swedish Hill | Cappuccino and an almond croissant
- Josephine House | Ideal for an afternoon with friends on the lawn
eccentric Bouldin Creek
Broker Associate | Moreland Properties
It’s the birthplace of the city’s famed “Keep Austin Weird” slogan and the ultimate destination for some of the most popular restaurants and dive Mexican joints in the capital. A hidden gem, Bouldin Creek borders the edge of Lady Bird Lake and downtown while providing convenient access and walkability for its residents. Displaying everything that makes Austin cool, it offers a laid-back style, good mix of people and cute bungalows with historic vibes. Providing the best of its trendy setting and great outdoors, Bouldin Creek is a highly desirable area for professionals, artists and creatives alike. As a long-term resident, Wende Parks knows a thing or two about the neighborhood and calling it home.
Trading in the runway for a closing table, Texas-native Wende transitioned from international modeling to real estate in 2003 when she bought her first home in Bouldin Creek. Since then, she has enjoyed sharing the friendliness and creativity of Austin while appreciating that no two transactions are ever alike. Known for her hustle, honesty and professionalism, Wende utilizes her creativity and expertise to consistently remain a top Broker while exploring possibilities and optimizing outcomes for her clients.
(512) 680 5199 | WendeParks@Moreland.com
Best food truck in Bouldin Creek?
We feature a thriving food trailer scene that highlights amazing culinary skilled entrepreneurs. One of my favorites is El Primo for their breakfast tacos!
Favorite places or businesses within walking distance?
Austin’s crown jewel, the Hike and Bike Trail, is my all-time favorite walkable destination for Bouldin! Then there’s Word of Mouth bakery for their ridiculously good monkey bread and avocado toast, and, of course, Elizabeth Street Café for their Sunday brunch. My favorite is the ginger sausage with sticky rice, followed by crepes with Nutella. Holy smokes, it is good!
What do you enjoy outside of real estate?
I love spending time outdoors and find myself doing some pretty extreme endurance challenges with my fiancé, a retired Navy SEAL. We are currently training for a 50-miler in the mountains of Patagonia for the Fall.
The sunny dining rooms and shady garden patio of Elizabeth Street Cafe made the perfect venue for Wende’s photoshoot. A Vietnamese cafe and French bakery, residents appreciate the delightful food and fun ambiance.
Broker & CEO | Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors
It’s the pulse of the city, the energy that flows between the bustling crowds and the rich history that so seamlessly blends with modern additions. Offering a soundtrack all its own, downtown is the heartbeat of Austin. Drawn to its vibrant entertainment, inspiring art and culture, and renowned cuisine, residents cherish and value the convenience of having everything at their fingertips. A downtown dweller himself, Kevin Burns has been living, working and raising two daughters here with his wife Paula for more than two decades.
Driven by his passion for the urban lifestyle, Kevin founded Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors in 2000. A specialist on the city’s core, Kevin’s firm is currently developing, selling and marketing the newest luxury condo tower downtown, The Modern, and has been the exclusive brokerage for Seaholm Residences, The Independent and 44 East Ave. This immersion guarantees his buyers and sellers are given first-class expertise and service so they can make informed decisions every time. The creation of the space, art of weaving a new community, and guidance offered to help his clients get exactly what they want and need, Urbanspace also serves as a development company, interior design and furniture store, as well as handles hospitality and moving/logistics.
(512) 848 8722 | Kevin@UrbanSpaceLifestyle.com
A specialist on all things downtown, Kevin chose to have his photo taken at Urbanspace, his business headquarters. Spearheading the evolution of the urban core, Urbanspace has over $1 billion of project experience.
Favorite aspect of living downtown?
The simplicity of living. No yard, no roof, no pool maintenance. I can walk to almost all of my favorite spots and run into friends and colleagues regularly.
Known for its vibrant nightlife, what are 3 places you’d recommend and why?
Codependent Cocktails and Coffee is a great place to meet with friends and co-workers for an après-work libation. Ranch 616 for a Ranch Water and the guarantee of running into an old friend. J Carver’s for the best steak in town.
You’ve been in sales since you were 6 years old. What have you learned throughout the years?
The best salesperson is one that helps someone purchase what they need versus selling them something that they might not need or care for.
laid-back Bee Cave & Spanish Oaks
Wendi Slaton Anderson
Broker Associate | Roots Residential Group | Compass
Green spaces and pristine golf courses make the most of the rolling landscape while some of the Hill Country’s best shopping destinations are mere minutes away. Nestled just west of the city limits awaits the relaxing communities of Bee Cave and Spanish Oaks. Slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, Bee Cave, named for the large caves that were previously home to colonies of Mexican Honey Bees, is recognized for its laid-back ambiance while Spanish Oaks is renowned for being one of Austin’s most exclusive and private neighborhoods. For the latest buzz on the areas, grab a coffee or cone with local specialist and founder of ROOTS Residential Group, Wendi Slaton Anderson.
Boasting a 100% referral-based business, she is fully committed to helping educate, empower, and seamlessly navigate her clients through the buying and selling process. While Wendi is a fun-loving individual, she takes real estate very seriously. Resourceful and collaborative, she is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, a designation held by less than 1% of Realtors in the country.
(512) 743 4653 | Wendi@RootsRE.com
Is there a meaning behind “Roots” Residential Group?
Our slogan is “Homegrown in Austin.” Grounded in Goodness. To buy a home is to plant roots in a community. My relationships with my clients are rooted in authenticity, trust and respect. I am also a very grounded person with strong family roots who values deep connections with people and places.
As a coffee and ice cream aficionado, what are some of your go-to destinations for an icy treat or cup of joe?
Runaway Luna coffee shop in the Hill Country Galleria, Greater Goods Coffee, and Amy’s Ice Creams! I recommend Mexican Vanilla with ginger snaps!
Outside of real estate, what do you enjoy?
My husband, Brian, and our 3 children give my life depth, color, and meaning beyond what I could have ever imagined. Being a mom is challenging and fulfilling. It makes me laugh and cry, often at the same time. My family makes me strive to be the best version of myself every day and they love and support me unconditionally, even when I totally miss the mark!
Sipping bold espressos, savoring feel-good vibes and connecting with others is something laid-back Wendi truly enjoys. So, it just made sense for her to select Runaway Luna Coffeehouse & Lifestyle Boutique for her photoshoot venue. Check out their new location across from Cafe Blue in the Galleria.
enchanting Lake Austin
Realtor® | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
Imagine walking out the back door and hopping aboard your boat to enjoy an evening gliding across the gentle waves of Lake Austin. Hard to beat, lakeside living is like no other with a tranquil, fun ambiance, diversity of homes lining the banks, and close proximity to the city’s center. While not a reality for everyone, this is the luxurious lifestyle that Kumara Wilcoxon has come to specialize in during her 19-year real estate career. She understands that experiencing Austin from the water is what makes settling down on Lake Austin so special, whether viewing the Dell Match Play, hanging out in Party Cove or appreciating fireworks on the Fourth of July. It is an enchanting way of life that never gets old.
With her long-standing presence in the area, Kumara is well-connected with agents and a majority of local homeowners, which allows her to be privy to inventory that is both on and off the market. Her competitive spirit drives her to find exactly what her clients are looking for while her understanding of off-market comps and negotiating skills ensure client homes are priced appropriately and that her buyers secure properties at a fair price. All of which are essential for today’s fast-paced environment.
(512) 423 5035 | Kumara@SothebysRealty.com
A quick stopover at West Harbour Marina isn’t out of the ordinary for Kumara and her family. So, when she was asked about a location for her photoshoot, she knew it had to include the luxury and comfort of the marina paired with Lake Austin in the background.
Favorite ways to get on the water?
We keep our boat at West Harbour Marina, so that is usually our number one way of jumping on the water.
Best restaurants in the area to enjoy the views?
I am so excited for the revamped Ski Shores by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality! Of course, we love Hula Hut for yummy cocktails and good vibes.
Favorite way to spend time with your kids on Lake Austin?
When it starts to warm up, we love to get in a couple hours of wake surfing daily!
Ranked one of the best spas in U.S., what are a few treatments at Lake Austin Spa Resort that you suggest?
It has a magical ambiance so I always try to spend the full day when I am there. I love the Regal facial and the Muscle Tension Melt massage!
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Alive with the quirky vibe that South Austin is notorious for, this small, diverse neighborhood radiates kindness and is home to a varied group of singles, couples, and young families. Given its proximity to downtown and easy access to all the perks of 78704, Westgate’s attainable price point and value are undeniable. Just ask local real estate expert and long-time resident, Brooke Roeder, whose intimate working knowledge of the market makes her an ideal partner for any potential and current Westgater.
While she serves all areas of Central Austin, she has been a South Austinite for over 20 years. A huge fan of the Westgate area specifically, she is out and about in the community daily, whether pricing homes, assisting buyers or simply enjoying the lifestyle and amenities it affords. As a real estate investor, founder of a vacation rental company, and the general contractor for her B3E Creative design and build firm, Brooke’s well-rounded skill set allows her to understand and analyze the market at a deeper level as well as bring an elevated degree of service and insight to her clients, regardless of price point.
(512) 964 8379 | Brooke.Roeder@Compass.com
Where did “B3E Creative” come from?
Family is at the center of all I do, so I love to include little nods to my kids in the names of my business ventures. B for me and 3E for Emerson, Esme and Eames.
What do you enjoy outside of real estate?
We’re an outside family! We live a few houses down from a greenbelt entrance so we spend a lot of time hiking on the greenbelt and hanging out at the park.
Westgate has great nightlife. What are your go-to spots?
Nightlife is springing up all over 78745 these days. Some of my favorites are The Little Darlin’, The Far Out Lounge, tons of fun stuff in the St. Elmo area and, if you want to venture further south, Moontower and Indian Roller to be outdoors.
Favorite business in the Westgate Shopping Center?
It’s hard to choose but Skandinavia has great modern furniture and my kids adore Whole Earth and popping into the Austin Bouldering Project.
As one of Brooke’s all-time favorite venues in the Westgate area, Radio Coffee & Beer was a must for her photoshoot location. Being able to indulge in their amazing coffee while enjoying the perfect ambiance and delicious scents wafting from the food trucks was just an added bonus.
The Giles Group
WADE GILES, MATT RICHARD, VANESSA BERETTA & CHRISTINE LOWRANCE | MORELAND PROPERTIES
Each year, droves of Austinites and visitors alike gather at Zilker Park to immerse themselves in the live music scene showcased during the acclaimed Austin City Limits Music Festival. Recognized for such outdoor attractions, a thriving nightlife and an abundance of greenery, Zilker is one of the most coveted regions in the city. Overflowing with character, it offers everything from historic homes to sleek new townhouses. For an authentic perspective of what it would be like to live in the neighborhood, reach out to the local experts, the Giles Group.
While experienced in many of Austin’s suburbs, the Giles Group holds a special place in their hearts for Zilker, specifically their fearless leader, Wade Giles. A resident for many years, he admires the fact that the various types of architecture is only outnumbered by the diversity of its residents. Just as the area is eclectic and people-oriented, so are the Giles Group members. More than merely selling a house, they invest in the lives of the people behind each door and pride themselves on being a resource long after the transaction. Whether it’s tears of joy or shouts of laughter over an offer being accepted and a house selling above list price, they are continually focused on exceeding client expectations all while having fun together.
(512) 646 6412 | Team@GilesGrp.com
Matching their playful and fun energy, Peter Pan Mini Golf was the perfect location for the Giles Group to have their photo taken! Austin’s quirkiness really comes to life at this magical course located just outside of downtown. Each of the two 18-hole courses are jam-packed with the charm that Austin became known for.
What makes Zilker unique?
People move here for the amazing homes, the schools, and the location – but they stay because of their neighbors. Whether you’ve lived here for 5 minutes or 50 years, the sense of community and kindness to one another is unmatched.
Do y’all have a favorite restaurant in the area?
Dinner on the Aviary patio is always delicious and their wine selection is fantastic.
Wade, what is the best place to grab a cup of Joe?
My dogs (Sport and Bill) and I frequently walk down to the café at Carpenters Hall on Saturday mornings. I love the coffee and they adore the treats the baristas throw over the counter!
Where do your pups prefer to frequent?
Cliché or not, Zilker Park will always and forever be their home away from home.
charming Old Enfield & Pemberton
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Tucked away, along majestic tree-lined streets, awaits a community that exudes character, quality and the remnants of old-world beauty here in Austin. Families walking their dogs and children riding bikes frequently can be seen throughout these elaborate and historic neighborhoods of Pemberton and Old Enfield. Hosting some of the city’s most beautiful and desirable roadways, its architecture ranges from center-hall Colonials and Victorians to quaint cottages and oversized estate lots. It is this beautiful deep-rooted history and picturesque lifestyle that first attracted real estate professional, Chris King to the area. Throughout the years, he has become a community specialist and knows the streets like the back of his hand.
With a background in Corporate Finance, Chris has extensive experience understanding what motivates his clients, being able to read people and knowing when to ask the right questions. It is this prowess and expertise that has allowed him and team to grow a successful business based strictly on repeat and referral-based clientele. Whether assisting buyers, sellers or investors, his mission is always to help his clients land in the perfect neighborhood for their needs and lifestyle.
(440) 708 3381 | Chris.King@Compass.com
What outdoor lifestyle destination do you suggest?
Pease Park is fantastic! Not only for its artistic draw, but it’s a really enjoyable place to bump into neighbors while walking the dog.
What is the best place to grab a drink?
I really love the ambiance, familiarity, and quaint feel of Jeffrey’s.
Are there any unique features in the area?
Actually, yes! In Pemberton, you will notice many triangular parks throughout the neighborhood. These defining features are part of the area’s unique beautification plan.
Outside of real estate, what do you do for fun?
I’m an adventure junkie; travel, triathlons, outdoor activities — you name it.
Chris and his rescue pup, Chip, chose to be photographed at one of their favorite spots: Pease Park. The Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos, an art installation designed to help visualize what might be lost due to deforestation, is visible in the background.
REALTOR® | KUPER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Voted in 2018 by Niche as the state’s best neighborhood and place in Austin to raise a family, Rosedale has experienced vitality and renewal since its humble beginnings in the 1860s. A farm and dairyland at its inception, today’s Rosedale is truly a place to live, work and play. The wide variety of amenities within walking distance, ranging from shopping and grocery stores to parks and restaurants, have created a haven for its original owners, single professionals and young families. One such resident and area expert, Hillary Deck, understands the appeal and consistently represents clients interested in moving here.
While a third-generation Austinite, Hillary originally began her real estate career in Chicago. Even then, during the recession, she was in the top 10% of agents in the city. Six years ago, she moved back to Texas to be close to family. She understands first-hand the intricacies and challenges that come with moving to Austin, which allows her to easily guide families in similar situations. Today, she remains a seasoned negotiator who thinks outside the box and develops personalized strategies in order for her clients to achieve their goals.
(512) 468 6214 | Hillary.Deck@KuperSIR.com
Chic and airy, Hillary selected Rosedale Kitchen and Bar as the backdrop for her photo. A neighborhood favorite, Rosedale serves vibrantly healthy dishes mixed with modern comfort foods and Texas flare. Hillary often dines at Rosedale Kitchen with family, friends and clients.
Why real estate?
My parents renovated historical homes in the Swiss Avenue historic district of Dallas. So real estate, homeownership and restoration are just in my blood.
Tell us about your time on HGTV’s House Hunters.
It was very fun! The HGTV team is so professional. I was on the show in 2013 and 2020 but hope to shoot another episode soon — so if anyone is interested…
You mentioned that Rosedale has some of the best parks.
Absolutely! Ramsey Park is beautiful, large and has multiple shaded play areas. Shoal Creek’s trail is an easy way to get downtown, enjoy a green space and be active, right in the heart of the city.
What do you enjoy outside of real estate?
I love to spend time with my kids, husband and 2 dogs. We enjoy going to concerts, music festivals and discovering new restaurants.
tranquil Travis Heights
REALTOR® | KUPER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
An eclectic array of homes from the 1920s, 50s and 60s intermingle with a mix of modern new construction homes to shape highly-coveted Travis Heights. Nestled just south of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake, the neighborhood is dotted with winding streets and towering live oaks. While boasting close proximity to the trendy and bustling SoCo scene, Travis Heights offers the energy of the Congress Avenue strip while being just steps away from peaceful outdoor spaces and quiet streets. It is this laid-back vibe and convenient location that has drawn and captivated Travis Heights specialist, Carl Shurr.
As a resident of the Travis Heights neighborhood for the past decade, Carl has seen nearly every home listed for sale. “I want to help sellers price their homes to reach their full market potential while also helping buyers quickly assess the market and find the home and lifestyle they desire.”As a consistent top 1% producer in Austin real estate sales, Carl relies on his previous experience as a Financial Advisor to provide genuine, sound advice when buying or selling a property. He seeks to anticipate problems, find solutions and help his clients realize their home buying and selling goals with minimal stress in our fast-paced real estate market. Carl’s ultimate goal is to help his clients live the lifestyle they desire while simultaneously making a great investment.
(512) 944 5977 | Carl@CarlShurr.com
What sets Travis Heights apart from other neighborhoods?
The peaceful energy of Travis Heights in such close proximity to Downtown Austin and South Congress is rare. I have yet to find another neighborhood so close to the action, but with such a zen, laid-back, nature-oriented vibe.
Favorite ways to stay active outdoors?
Every morning, rain or shine, I take my dogs, Dude and Rocky, for long walks in Travis Heights. We typically stroll through Stacy Park and along Blunn Creek, but often venture into other parts of the neighborhood as well. I also enjoy the tennis courts in Stacy Park and nearby South Austin Tennis Center.
Best parks or venues to stretch your legs?
I love being able to jump on the Lady Bird Lake boardwalk to go for a run so easily. The boardwalk is a very short walk from most points in Travis Heights.
A serene escape where Carl frequently walks his dogs, Dude and Rocky, Blunn Creek Greenbelt just made sense for his backdrop. Set along a creek, this wooded green space is a short, urban stroll that leads under an old bridge and, later, over a picturesque one.
beloved Barton Creek
Lisa + Susan Residential Group
LISA SEXTON & SUSAN DOYLE | COMPASS
Bathed in nature and located in the rolling hills of West Austin, this master-planned community affords picturesque views, expansive homes, and an unrivaled private clubhouse. Recognized for its safe and upscale lifestyle, Barton Creek is comprised of a myriad of neighborhoods that each offer their own unique character. As a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts, the Barton Creek Country Club is renowned for its legendary amenities and robust social calendar. It is this resort lifestyle and tight-knit community that local experts, Susan Doyle and Lisa Sexton, of Lisa + Susan Residential Group have specialized in for over 50 years combined. Having personally worked for the developer of Barton Creek for more than 30 years combined, Lisa and Susan know the ins and outs of the area better than anyone else in the industry since they witnessed its growth from infancy to completion.
With a successful track record, the dynamic duo combines real estate sales with creative excellence to assist clients in navigating the challenging marketplace. So, whether buying, selling or relocating, Lisa and Susan treat every transaction as an opportunity to change someone’s life. Home is where the heart is after all.
(512) 751 7321 | Lisa.Sexton@Compass.com
(512) 658 8229 | Susan.Doyle@Compass.com
Ranked among the best in Texas, Barton Creek Country Club is where Lisa and Susan elected to have their photo taken. As members, they often enjoy wining and dining at the club with friends and family. It’s one of many benefits that Barton Creek residents get to enjoy.
What is it about real estate that keeps you in the industry?
Susan – We love meeting new people! It is also extremely rewarding being able to help our clients make a profit or find them a home that matches their needs.
Lisa – No two days ever look the same so that keeps it exciting. There’s always something new so it’s like putting a puzzle together.
Are there any great places close by to grab a bite to eat?
Bob’s Chop House has amazing steaks and feels like an old steakhouse since it offers a very intimate setting. Dining at The Club is always fun and, for wine and food, we suggest The Grove. Being beneath the big Oak trees is so relaxing.
Outside of real estate, what do you enjoy?
Lisa – We both enjoy the outdoors and I, personally, love being by the water!
Susan – I enjoy leading an active lifestyle with my family and friends. While I like the water, I prefer the mountains!
BROKER ASSOCIATE | MORELAND PROPERTIES
Set along lush, canopied streets, it’s the sense of community, the proximity to downtown and the overall vibe that continue to draw people to its quarters. Anything but cookie-cutter, Tarrytown features a range of architectural styles and is renowned for its schools, friendly neighbors, and incredible hiking and biking paths. Boasting a spring-fed pool, 23-acre nature preserve and historic golf course, there are many reasons to love Tarrytown; just ask local expert and long-time resident, Anna Lee.
A fourth-generation Austinite, Anna grew up on the streets of Tarrytown. By knowing the area like the back of her hand, she is able to show clients where the hidden gems are and describe exactly what life would be like living there. Relying on her extensive, multi-generational network, she has consistently been a top 1% producer and has developed a business based solely on client satisfaction and endorsements. As a Social Worker in the past, Anna truly enjoys serving others, whether it’s hunting for the perfect home or successfully getting her clients to the closing table. To her, there is nothing quite like helping people find happiness.
(512) 968 6419 | Anna@MoreLand.com
What is the best way to spend time on the lake?
I grew up skiing on Lake Austin and still have a boat there. We enjoy taking friends and family out on the water and absolutely love sharing it with people new to Austin. It’s the perfect way to show them the city!
Your day calls for a shopping spree. Where do you go?
I really like Hearth & Soul because they have everything. You can run in to grab a birthday gift, check out their book recommendations or enjoy a sponsored event that supports a great cause.
What is your go-to trail for stretching your legs?
Lady Bird Lake lets you run or walk anywhere from 3 to 10 miles and is dog-friendly. My 2 labs adore it!
Any favorite restaurants we should know about?
Hands down, Fonda San Miguel for dinner and 34th Street Cafe for lunch.
Living in the area she specializes in, Anna knew it was only fitting for her photograph to be taken in the comfort of her own home. A long-time resident of Tarrytown, Anna grew up on these streets and has been blessed to raise her two daughters here as well.
peaceful Garrison Park
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Located in the quiet suburbs while remaining close to the amenities of downtown, Garrison Park offers an interesting mix of newer residences, condominiums and older ranch-style homes that co-exist beautifully. This South Austin neighborhood is ideal for families and those with dogs. For pets, there are numerous shops, services and walking trails. Parents and children, on the other hand, will appreciate shaded parks and exciting activities including Altitude Trampoline Park and Westgate Lanes Bowling Alley. As a resident for over 7 years, Lilly Rockwell is knowledgeable about the Garrison Park lifestyle and is always excited to introduce newcomers to the area.
As a former journalist, she isn’t afraid to ask questions on behalf of her clients. Lilly understands that an enormous amount of research goes into advising buyers and sellers. Unlike the stereotypical “salesy” Realtor®, Lilly informs clients if it’s a bad time to sell and if a house is a money pit. Focused on lessening the stresses of moving, she offers sound advice, helps pay for staging, suggests vetted vendors and covers move-out cleaning costs.
(512) 413 1975 | Lilly.Rockwell@Compass.com
Featuring unique home accents, artwork and items made from living plants, Articulture Designs has always been a go-to for Lilly when purchasing closing gifts for clients. Add in the fact that it’s located right inside Garrison Park and you’ve got yourself the perfect location for a photoshoot!
You haven’t eaten all day. Where do you go?
There are some great family-owned restaurants in the area that are under the radar. Casa Garcia makes its own tortillas on the spot. Asiana is one of Austin’s best Indian restaurants. Cuba512 because good Cuban food is hard to find here!
As an avid marathon runner, what is your go-to location for training and warming up?
I spend a lot of time at the Crockett High School track. The school is flexible about community members using it, and the track is really well-maintained and mostly empty! There are also some fantastic trails in nearby Sunset Valley.
Any favorite hobbies outside of real estate?
Running, reading, book club, and storytelling in all its forms. Most of my money is spent on traveling and personal home renovation projects. I just painted the interior of my home and installed new floors, and that’s a fun time in my book!
classic Westover Hills
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Beautiful streets shaded by canopies of trees and well-maintained spacious lots flourish in this hybrid of a suburb and city. Convenient to everything, Westover Hills exudes a 1990’s community vibe where neighbors are friends and kids play together in the street. A fan of this old-school feel and an expert on the area, Adam Zell has proudly called Westover Hills home since 2014. Along with his wife, Rachel, newborn son, William, and two daughters, Goldie and Fiona, Adam has gotten to know the neighborhood like the back of his hand because he has walked it (while chasing his kids) more than anyone!
Recognized for more than his magnificent red hair and family-man personality, this Boston transplant also thoroughly understands the intricacies of relocating and the importance of finding the right place at the right time. Whether buying or selling, Adam is consistently motivated by helping good folks secure a place to create memories and live their best life. It’s this genuine approach, as well as his interesting mix of East Coast hustle and Southern hospitality, that has helped him close more than 800 transactions in his over a decade-long real estate career.
(512) 820 4918 | ZellTeam@Compass.com
What is your favorite aspect of real estate?
Besides the lifelong friends I’ve made, I get to work alongside my baby sister, Lexie, brother-in-law, and 5 other amazing humans! #FamilyBrand is our motto.
Where do your kids like to go to grab a sweet treat?
HEB Bakery for some tasty sweets on Far West Boulevard and Sisters SnoShack for some shaved ice!
Best spots to enjoy quality time with friends and family?
Kicking it at our houses, cul-de-sacs and backyards, hanging out at JCC or Loewy Park, and playing sports at Murchison.
What do you enjoy outside of real estate?
My family! They are my life and nothing else comes close. I have the 3 best kids and coolest wife in the land! Other than that, I spend time with friends, work out, play basketball, listen to music, and eat salads.
“There’s no place like home” might just have been the logic behind Adam’s decision to shoot outside his personal residence in Westover Hills. With family at the heart of everything he does, he also knew he wanted to share the spotlight with his three children.
vibrant South Lamar
REALTOR® | GOTTESMAN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
From a plethora of boutiques and restaurants to intimate coffee shops and lively bars, South Lamar is a unique district brimming with life. Ideal for both city and nature lovers, it offers a combination of businesses, mixed-use developments and single-family residences while also providing easy access to parks and trails. Spanning southwest from Lady Bird Lake to Ben White Boulevard, South Lamar is an exciting yet cozy neighborhood whose artsy roots are still evident around every corner. With intimate knowledge of the area, from its safety and tranquility to its walkability and proximity to downtown, Tia Sales is a homeowner in and expert on all things South Lamar.
Previously an elementary school teacher in Lake Travis ISD, Tia began selling real estate in 2016. Quickly learning the ins and outs of the fast-paced market from one of the city’s most prestigious firms, she is equipped to patiently and professionally guide clients through their transaction while remaining a resource beyond the closing table. Having come from a family who develops and flips homes, Tia’s keen eye for well-designed floor plans, architecture, design and quality construction allows her to assist clients in finding their special place in this amazing city.
(512) 567 0997 | Tia@GottesmanResidential.com
Eberly is a staple in the area and, thus, the perfect location for Tia’s shoot. More than a collection of dining and thinking spaces, the business was named after Angelina Eberly who fought to preserve Austin as the Capital of Texas; a reminder that this city is worth fighting for.
Besides real estate, what do you do for fun?
Outside of real estate, I am typically spending time with my friends and family. I love riding my bike around town, trying new restaurants, going on walks, or hosting gatherings at my house.
What local restaurant features the bet patio?
Loro – I love their outdoor space and everything on their menu is fantastic!
Where can you find the best beer in town?
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. – beer and pizza under beautiful oak trees? Yes, please!
Favorite restaurant with a unique atmosphere?
Bouldin Acres has a fun and unique atmosphere that is kid and dog friendly. They also have the softest t-shirts in their store. You won’t be disappointed!
REALTOR® | MORELAND PROPERTIES
Old, mid-century modern homes set alongside new construction residences intertwine along quiet streets to create a masterpiece located in central Austin. Family-oriented and convenient to downtown and the Domain, Allandale offers nearly everything a person could possibly need along the Burnet corridor itself. With a generous slice of green space, residents can enjoy biking and running trails as well as take advantage of a little league field, basketball and tennis courts, a pool and park. For a more in-depth look into the neighborhood, there is no one better to turn to than local real estate expert Julia Mistler.
A proud Austinite since 2005, she holds a deep appreciation for Allandale and the family-friendly vibe that it exudes. Whether working with a buyer, seller or corporation, Julia enjoys tackling problems and finding solutions, even when that means searching for diamonds in the rough. By consistently going above and beyond, from recommending contractors for updates or pediatricians, swim teachers and preschools for the kids, she thrives on helping her clients turn their house into a home.
(512) 638 3788 | JMistler@Moreland.com
What is it about real estate that appeals to you?
I love meeting new people and forming long-term relationships with them!
Any favorite family-friendly destinations in Allandale?
I recommend Phil’s Ice House for a family outing, Lick Ice Cream for dessert, and Northwest Park for biking and spending time with family.
Known as a foodie hot spot, what is a restaurant in the area that you recommend folks visit?
Fonda San Miguel is my favorite restaurant in the area! I love the interior, the Mexican food and the collection of folk art that changes seasonally.
What do you enjoy outside of real estate?
I enjoy cheering on my kids during their sports and dance events, as well as walking my dog, Lula, and doing Pilates at Castle Hill gym. We are also always checking out the restaurant and music scene around Austin.
Whether it’s her beaming smile or ability to find a diamond in the rough for her clients, Julia loves nothing more than making others around her smile. And that was the objective behind her decision to shoot at Shoal Creek Nursery. A staple and hidden gem in Allandale, Shoal features a welcoming facade and gorgeous selection of florals that are sure to brighten anyone’s day.
picturesque Dripping Springs
BROKER ASSOCIATE | COMPASS
Nestled 25 minutes west of Austin awaits a world filled with natural marvels, historic charm and an abundance of vineyards, breweries and live music venues. Renowned as the “Gateway to the Hill Country,” Dripping Springs is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the world and is known for its open spaces and friendly faces. A popular destination for tourists and day trippers, Dripping Springs is also a sought-after community for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Offering an assortment of options for buyers ranging from upscale newer homes to private estates spanning several acres, local expert Barbara VanDyke enjoys introducing newcomers to the lifestyle that it affords.
With a deep-seated appreciation for research and economics, Barbara enjoys diving into data for her clientele. By paying attention to trends and listening to the goals of her buyers and sellers, she is able to better advise on the trajectory of the industry in order to help meet their needs. As a 20-year PR professional for several of the world’s top agencies, Barbara understands the importance of heavily marketing her listings. Whether personal or business-related, she truly believes in partnership and is ever focused on investing in her clients.
(512) 431 2552 | Barbara.VanDyke@Compass.com
Specializing in Dripping Springs, Barbara knew there would be no better location for her shoot than the historic downtown area. The idea of stopping over for a caffeine jolt at Mazama Coffee Co and Roastery was the icing on the cake.
With real estate, what are you most passionate about?
Everyone’s life is a story and it’s just about moving to that next chapter. With your home being such a central focus, I’m essentially helping my clients transition to that next chapter of their life. That is what I’m the most passionate about.
Dripping Springs is home to a quaint downtown with great shopping. What shops do you recommend?
You can’t go wrong popping in and out of each store because they are all so unique! I do, however, have to shout-out Style and Beauty by Priscilla, an adorable little boutique that offers award-winning medical spa treatments. It’s so important that we all feel confident in our own skin!
What is your favorite way to cool off in the summer?
Hamilton Pool is always cool and crisp, and the area is breathtaking with a 50- foot waterfall. I just enjoy getting outside to appreciate God’s handiwork.
scenic Balcones & Highland Park West
BROKER ASSOCIATE | MORELAND PROPERTIES
Rolling hills, towering live oaks, and panoramic city and lake views abound in this collection of communities developed from the early 50’s to late 80’s. Bordered on the west by Mount Bonnell Road and on the east by Mopac, Highland Park West / Balcones Area is distinguished by cool mid-century modern (MCM) architecture, spectacular views and lush landscape. Real estate professional Trey McWhorter first fell in love with the area after driving iconic Balcones Drive his freshman year at The University of Texas.
Following his appreciation for great architecture, Trey and his family settled down in Highland Park West, even serving on the board to coordinate events and activities for several years. He currently serves as the Historic Landmark Commissioner for District 10. He eventually transitioned from the high-tech industry to real estate. Today, he utilizes his analytical, organized and proactive approach to minimize client stress and uncertainty and ensure that they are well-educated on the market, home values and how to achieve their goals.
(512) 808 7129 | Trey.McWhorter@Moreland.com
Best places to take in the city skyline and lake vistas?
Mt. Bonnell is the most well-known public spot to see spectacular lake, hill-country and sunset views. But some of the best views are from the backyards and living rooms of many of the wonderful homes here. I started to make a list of streets and it was just too long… so many homes here have incredible views.
Any favorite restaurants in the are we should know of?
Chez Zee for awesome desserts and a delicious weekend brunch! Russell’s Bakery for the best cinnamon rolls and gluten-free pumpkin bread. JuiceLand is a welcome addition with great smoothies and juices. Or take Hancock Drive east to all the great food on Burnet Road!
Tell us about some of the non-profits you support.
Preservation Austin is all about “saving the good stuff”, like the city’s historically significant places. Mid-Tex-Mod advocates for modernist architecture in Central Texas, where many great mid-century modern homes are located. YoungLife is a worldwide Christian ministry focused on middle school through college-age kids.
An avid photographer, Trey knew Mount Bonnell would be the perfect backdrop for his portrait. One of the highest points in Austin, it stands at 781 feet above sea level with breathtaking views of the city and Lake Austin.
welcoming Hyde Park
BROKER ASSOCIATE | SEED PROPERTY GROUP | COMPASS
A bubble in its own right, this small town within a big city offers a walkable lifestyle and a grounded, authentic culture. Whether Prius driver or Tesla owner, all walks of life are welcomed. In short, Hyde Park is a “do you” type of neighborhood. While occasionally identified with college life and red silo cups, local expert and resident, Tammy Young is quick to note that she has never been woken by a raucous party. In her experience, it’s more of a supportive community where neighbors keep an eye on the homes, bring over meals when least expected, and invite each other over for an afternoon drink on the porch.
Calling Hyde Park home since 2010, Tammy left behind a fashion career in Los Angeles and Paris, France to raise a family and pursue real estate. Since 2016, her team, SEED Property Group has closed more than $80 million worth of transactions in her neighborhood alone. More than just aware of the value of the homes and market, Tammy also has an innate understanding of why buyers purchase here, knows the ins and outs of securing building permits, and is able to easily re-imagine an old house to accommodate modern lifestyles.
(512) 559 8833 | Hello@SeedPropertyGroup.com
Loving the vibe of the Commodore Perry Estate, Tammy knew that it would make the perfect backdrop for her photoshoot. Here, it’s about being authentic, cool and inviting; all words that also describe Tammy!
Best place to grab a quick meal?
As a busy mom, I am thankful for the local restaurants in Hyde Park where, in a time crunch, we can grab a table for 5 and sit down for a family meal. Asti, Julio’s and Curra’s are our faves. I am also thankful and indebted to Fresh Plus – they have saved many a meal or morning rush when I was out of a key ingredient.
Speaking of kids, what do they like most about the area?
My teenagers enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with an urban neighborhood (though we have an army of fellow parents always watching over them). My youngest, who is in 1st grade, loves the goats and chickens on Avenue H, trinket garden on Avenue F, Engine No 9 at the fire station on Speedway and Shipe Park where he tries out tennis.
As Austin’s first suburb in 1891, how has it changed?
Many of the homes have the same façade but have evolved to accommodate 2022 life. Hyde Parkers are out and about in our neighborhood – not just in their cars – I like to think that is similar to how it was 120 years ago.
carefree Lakeway & Lake Travis
REALTOR® | LINDA WELSH REALTY GROUP
Life is all about taking little moments to enjoy the scenery. Here, in the western corner of Travis County, a soothing contrast to the boisterous Austin metro awaits. Beautifully situated on the south bank of Lake Travis, Lakeway is a resort community with marinas, golf courses, tennis courts, a 65-mile-long lake and hundreds of acres of parkland, trails and greenbelts. With incredible views abounding, it’s the carefree lifestyle and lakeside activities that draw so many to its shores. One such West Austin and Lake Travis area resident is real estate specialist, Linda Welsh. Having sold a myriad of waterfront properties, she easily recognizes the nuances that go with lakefront living and is aware of specifications and restrictions that only a seasoned Realtor® in the area would understand.
As a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Linda also serves as a mentor and coach for other real estate agents from coast to coast. It’s her multi-faceted background, creativity, and love for strategizing a negotiation that has led her to be a seven-time Platinum Top 50 winner and finalist, as well as to be named a finalist among 13,000 agents for the 2020 Realtor® of the Year.
(512) 657 4033 | Linda@LindaWelshRealty.com
Do you have any favorite ways to get on the water?
Most of my clients own a boat slip or dock so, depending on the level of the lake, there are many areas and activities to be enjoyed. The Yacht Club has its own marina and boat slips. For those who don’t have their own, I suggest checking Volente Beach, a boutique waterpark on the shores of Lake Travis!
What are the best waterfront dining options available?
Canyon Grille Rough Hollow is one of my favorites! Also, when people come in from out of town, I always take them to The Oasis. Being the Sunset Capital of the World, Oasis features numerous decks and vistas to choose from.
Outside of real estate, what do you enjoy?
I love spending time with my children and grandkids. Something else I thoroughly enjoy is exploring. Whether abroad or in the state of Texas, I always love seeing what is waiting just around the corner.
The perfect spot to take in the views and snap a few pictures, Rough Hollow Yacht Club made sense to Linda that her photoshoot take place there. Who wouldn’t look for any opportunity to savor a stunning lake view?
relaxing Horseshoe Bay & Lake LBJ
REALTOR® | KUPER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
“Life is Short…Buy the Lake House” is the perfect tag line according to Lake LBJ Real Estate expert, Tammie Bennett of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. A premier lake destination for Texans near and far, residents enjoy endless recreational activities and world-class resort amenities. As many have grown up fishing and learning to water ski, here in Horseshoe Bay and Lake LBJ they can provide the same wonderful experiences for their families. Whether a stunning estate with exquisite details or a cozy fish camp cottage, a place at the lake provides the luxury of a relaxing, laid-back escape in today’s hectic world.
Consistently a top producer and ranked the #1 Luxury Realtor® in Highland Lakes, Tammie lives the waterfront lifestyle full time. Having searched for the perfect lake house for her family in the past, she has a vast knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs of the different lakes that offer beautiful residences in all price ranges. As an agent with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, Tammie’s clients benefit from the agency’s strong presence, unparalleled network of contacts, and countless marketing programs that showcase each home in its best light.
(830) 265 0550 | Tammie.Bennett@SothebysRealty.com
Living, working and playing on the lake, Tammie’s personal home on Lake LBJ was the obvious choice for her photoshoot location. Not only did it offer a beautiful setting but the smell of fresh coffee coming from a lovely coffee bar as the focal point in the kitchen.
What do you appreciate the most about lakeside living?
I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be than on Lake LBJ! It truly is my favorite place on earth. Being able to step out the door and be greeted by the lake is more than enough to soothe the soul. And with a constant water level throughout the year, residents never have to worry about missing out on a little splash of fun.
Which restaurants with lake views do you recommend?
My favorite is Boat Town Burger Bar! They serve great food, burgers and ice-cold beer. Patrons can boat up or drive in and, with its excellent location, you can enjoy live music and even watch the 4th of July fireworks! Bay View Restaurant also has fantastic food and beautiful views over Lake LBJ.
What do you enjoy in your free time?
I love boating; sunset cruises are the best!
old world Bryker Woods
THE EKLUND | GOMES TEAM AT DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
Exuding a true sense of Old West Austin, Bryker Woods is a neighborhood fashioned by Craftsman-style estates and older bungalows. Coming from a family whose home was featured in Architectural Digest, real estate expert Jeff Burke holds a deep appreciation for architecture and is proud to call this historic area home for nearly a decade. As a former Financial Advisor, Jeff has a high level of tenacity, dedication and business acumen. Along with team member, Kristen Fojtik, Jeff works to exceed client expectations while helping them market or purchase a home.
Where do you go to grab food?
I enjoy Tiny Boxwoods, and Tiny’s Milk & Cookies. They have the best chocolate chip cookies ever!
Why did you choose Sparrow Interiors for your backdrop?
They have gorgeous interior designs. So, if your home is in need of a fresh look for the spring and summer, you know where to go!
secluded Lost Creek
THE EKLUND | GOMES TEAM AT DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
Defined by beauty and a close-knit community, Lost Creek is a hidden enclave where pride in ownership is clearly evident in the residences that line its streets. While many of its homes were built in the 70’s and 80’s, Lost Creek resident and 21-year real estate veteran, Kristen Fojtik enjoys seeing the remodels taking place. Tapped into the market, she offers clients an edge by knowing what homes are selling for, as well as what properties are available off-market. Kristen, along with team member Jeff Burke, put their heads together to consistently find the best solution for their clients every single time.
Any fun spots where you can slow down a bit?
For me, the Barton Creek Greenbelt. You can hike, run, float, swim, bike or even picnic there.
Why be photographed in the Lost Creek Country Club?
As a member, my kids, husband and I enjoy spending time here and playing tennis.
striking Northwest Hills
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Enveloped by nature with breathtaking views of the surrounding hill country, life in Northwest Hills is a winning combination of everything Austin has to offer. As a native Austinite with family in the area, real estate expert Amy Reinarz has a plethora of experience buying and selling some of the most beautiful homes in the neighborhood. While Amy not only enjoys introducing clients to her hometown, she is also fueled by the hunt for hidden gems as over half of her business is conducted off-market. By only taking on a handful of clients at a time, Amy creates a true concierge, full-service partnership.
Favorite business in the area?
Chez Zee is a birthday tradition at our house. We trade in birthday cake for their crème brûlée French toast — it’s amazing!
Why County Line on the Lake for your photoshoot location?
It’s a staple. My kids love counting the turtles in the cove and I adore their homemade bread!
Next Move Austin
EMILY WALDMANN & MEGAN GALLAGHER | DEN PROPERTY GROUP
Famed for being one of the “coolest neighborhoods in the world,” this east Austin hub is alive with creativity and full of culture. Holly experts, Emily Waldmann and Megan Gallagher, not only call this hip locale home but are savvy to the nuances of the streets, character of the community, and history of the homes. With backgrounds in hospitality and a longstanding professional presence in the area, Emily and Megan are dedicated to providing a concierge touch while consistently offering honest and knowledgeable guidance to clients when buying, selling or investing in real estate.
Any favorite spots for brunch?
Launderette, of course. It’s a fun neighborhood spot to grab tasty New American fare. The pastry of the day at brunch is not to be missed!
Why choose Gati Ice Cream for your photoshoot location?
It features a chic interior and is one of our favorites for grabbing a coffee and pastries!
inviting Westlake Hills
Tracy Picone & Beth Carter
REALTORS® | COMPASS
West Lake Hills is an inviting community with stately trees, rolling hills, and incredible views just miles from Downtown Austin. Known for its’ natural beauty and exceptional school system, local experts, Tracy Picone and Beth Carter, have each raised their families here. Their wide network of families and friends in the area provides them a needed edge in today’s active housing market. What they love most about real estate is the promise of adventure and their love of design and architecture! Whether selling a grand estate or looking for a fixer-upper in West Lake Hills, Tracy and Beth are the perfect fit.
Any favorite outdoor activities?
We enjoy using the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail. Pickleball is a fun recent addition.
Why Bay Hill Design for the location of your photoshoot?
We both enjoy shopping at Bay Hill! It’s a unique and creative design studio right in the heart of West Lake.
BethCarterAustin.com | TracyPicone.com
(512) 799 7427 | Beth.Carter@Compass.com
(512) 573 8851 | Tracy.Picone@Compass.com
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Vintage charm and a slight quirkiness transport residents and guests alike to a simpler time. From old bungalows to modern new builds, no home is the same in nostalgic Brentwood. Having purchased her first home there in 2017, this is what real estate professional Caroline Smalley appreciates the most! Along with her keen analytical eye, being able to watch the neighborhood grow and evolve over the years has given her a unique insight into where it’s been and where it’s headed. As a former digital marketer, she sincerely enjoys guiding clients toward data-driven decisions that yield maximum return.
Favorite community event?
Nothing beats socializing while enjoying free beer and pretzels at Violet Crown Oktoberfest.
Why Picnik for your shoot?
I won’t mention how often my husband and I eat here so let’s just say that it’s my absolute favorite. With their new location on 1st Street, I hope more people will be able to discover their delicious yet health-conscious food.
Eclectic East Congress
REALTOR® | COMPASS
Hip, trendy and diverse, this urban neighborhood is popular for its variety of lifestyle options. From quaint older homes to new developments and everything in between, there’s a little something for everyone. Having witnessed its growth firsthand throughout the years, Nanette Labastida loves nothing more than introducing potential residents to the community she calls home. With more than 15 years of real estate experience, Nanette enjoys allowing her authenticity and creative spirit to be expressed in her work. After all, her core principle is “creative real estate for creative people.”
Favorite coffee shop or bar?
Spokesman Coffee, especially since Lil’ Nona’s Vegan Pizza trailer is in the parking lot! Win-win.
Why did you choose MADabolic for your photoshoot location?
Because I love any place that can inspire you to work out and they really make it fun! I also enjoy yoga at Oak+Lotus in the same area, The Yard.
Mary Anne McMahon
BROKER, OWNER | RE/MAX POSH PROPERTIES
Awarded an A+ by Niche for being family-friendly, this well-established community features tree-lined streets, luxurious estates and natural scenery. A local expert and Rollingwood resident for 14 years, Mary Anne and her team enjoy representing buyers and sellers in this close-knit suburb where everyone knows one another. With a 15-year real estate career and background in global tech sales, Mary Anne, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Posh Properties, RE/MAX Austin Skyline and Motto Mortgage ATX, offers a unique approach to helping others reach homeownership and easing the burdens in today’s global marketplace.
As an avid runner, do you have any favorite trails to suggest?
Definitely, Lady Bird Lake and the club in Rollingwood because the views are beautiful!
Why did you choose Buckingham Center for the photo backdrop?
Located in the area, Buckingham just had a facelift of its own. Their new office is gorgeous!