Thursday, April 25, 2013

Alamo Heights Dining and Entertainment

This month we’re spotlighting the Alamo Heights neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas.  This week we’ll be exploring some of the dining and entertainment options available in this area right in the heart of the 7th largest urban area in the nation.

Paloma Blanca is located right in the center of Alamo Heights.  This restaurant is beloved for its authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as Tex-Mex favorites.  Bonuses include a beautiful atmosphere, large patio, and top-notch service from the waitstaff.  

Cappy’s Restaurant is beloved by locals for its upscale American food with a twist.  Great for a romantic dinner in the dining room, or a fun brunch with friends on their patio, Cappy’s is for when you want to spend a little more and get a little more.

Silo Elevated Cuisine & Bar is known for their creative cuisine, especially the halibut.  They’re open for lunch and dinner, with a Prix Fixe dinner option.

For entertainment, Carmens De La Calle Cafe offers a cozy setting in an old house turned into a cafe.  Their small stage plays host to a variety of entertainment, from Flamenco dancers to musicians playing jazz, indie rock, or tango.  Their Sangria and tapas are both highly recommended for keeping you nourished while you enjoy the music.  

Looking to be entertained while you enjoy a tasty dinner?  Harlequin Dinner Theatre performs musicals, comedies, murder mysteries and even dramas for the audience to enjoy while they tuck into a three course meal.  Tickets are available at a reduced charge for those audience members who prefer to keep dinner and show separate.

Looking for an apartment in Alamo Heights?  Apartments Now San Antonio can help you save time and money with our vast knowledge of the vacancies, move-in specials and amenities at all the best Alamo Heights addresses.  Call us today at 210-558-7377.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013


This month, we’ll be spotlighting the Jollyville neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  Jollyville is located north of Austin between 183 and Mopac/Loop one, just south of SH 45.  This community is popular for its proximity to Austin and great Round Rock Schools.

Henry Rhodes was the first resident in 1841.  He settled in the area thanks to a land grant from the Republic of Texas for 1,000 acres.  Jollyville was named for John G. Jolly who bought 160 acres in 1866.  Jolly and his family ran a blacksmith shop and a store.  The Jollys generously gifted land for a school and a cemetary to the city, but Jollyville continued to be sparsely populated.  In 1960, only twenty families lived there.  However, Jollyville eventually became a bustling suburban area as Austin grew and had 10,000 residents by 1980.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Alamo Heights

This month, we’ll be exploring the Alamo Heights Neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, located about five miles North of Downtown San Antonio.  Despite being surrounded by the 7th largest urban area in the nation, this high-end enclave functions as its own city with its own council, mayor and services like a Fire Department and EMS.

Alamo Heights began in the 1890’s and became a municipality in 1922.  Encompassing a total of 2.1 square miles, it has its own school district, the Alamo Heights School District, and is popular for its proximity to downtown and so much of the entertainment and enrichment San Antonio has to offer.  Alamo Heights calls itself the “friendliest city in Texas” and places an emphasis on community and history.  

Alamo Heights is adjacent to cultural institutions including the Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens and the San Antonio Botanical Garden.  Shopping includes the The Alamo Quarry Market shopping center, Quarry Village, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, H-E-B's Central Market, and North Star Mall. It's also home to the Quarry Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top ten greatest American golf courses.  The club is known for its beauty, serenity and carefully designed courses.  

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Round Rock Apartments

This month we’re spotlighting Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, Texas.  This week we’ll be exploring some of the great apartments available in this city north of Austin.

Broadstone Travesia offers easy access to Toll 45, Mopac and IH 35 as well as lots of shopping and dining options.  This newer community has a relaxing feel, spectacular amenities, and energy efficient options built-in, like newer ac units and double-pane windows, which will keep your utility charges lower.  There are multiple one bedroom plans to choose from with wood  floors, and kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

Las Brisas Luxury Apartments are located a short distance from a variety of great shops and restaurants. Apartment floor plans are open and include a washer and dryer.  The kitchens feature black on black appliances and beautiful cabinets with decorator knobs.  This pet friendly community offers sports courts, a sparkling pool and jacuzzi, and a fully equipped gym with a glass wall separating it from the Kiddie Center.

Monterone Round Rock is convenient to both 620 and Toll 45 and it’s just a short drive from the plethora of restaurants and stores at Lakeline Mall.  Monterone is cool with big dogs and provides tanning beds, a sauna, and five swimming pools, including an indoor pool and Jacuzzi.  For sports fans, there’s are tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a fitness center.  There’s also a business center and kitchens have granite countertops.  

Lodge at Warner Ranch offers a private setting that backs up to a working ranch, but provides easy access to Toll 45, 183 and Mopac.  Apartments are energy efficient with double pane windows and have computer nooks, study options, lots of storage and garden tubs.  The property has the extra convenience of covered parking and lots of easy-to-find parking.

Rocking Horse Ranch is a gated community that has two resort style pools and a soothing Jacuzzi.  For convenience there is a state of art fitness center, business center, and laundry facility.  All apartments include washer dryer connections, a fireplace, storage space and walk-in closets.

Madison at Dell Ranch is close to the Dell Headquarters and La Frontera Shopping Center.  Madison offers prestigious Round Rock schools, is pet friendly and has world class amenities like a resort style pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, and basketball court.  Most units have full-sized washer and dryer connections as well.

Fairway Knoll at Teravista is right off I-35 close to major shopping and dining.  The two bedrooms are perfect for roommates and all units feature washers and dryers, black on black appliances, spacious kitchens, garden tubs, and walk-in closets.  Fairway loves pets, welcoming large breeds and featuring a pet park.

La Frontera Square is near I-35 and Toll 45 and just seconds from La Frontera Shopping.  Apartments feature stained concrete floors, washer and dryers, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  This pet friendly complex allows big dogs and has a fitness center and sparkling swimming pool.

Looking for a great apartment in Round Rock?  Apartments Now can help with our extensive knowledge of vacancies, amenities and move-in specials.  Give us a call at 512-258-8224 today! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Alamo Ranch Apartments

This month, we’re spotlighting the Alamo Ranch neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. This week we’ll be exploring some of the apartments in this area located in the rolling hills of Northwest San Antonio.

The Villas in Westover Hills are a brand new community, so you can be the very first person to live in the apartment. Units feature wood plank flooring and stunning views. The gated complex makes sure you stay in shape and relaxed with an indoor basketball court, racquetball, sauna, state of the art pool and an outdoor lounge area.

Carmel Canyon Apartments is a small gated community with a great location convenient to Alamo Ranch Plaza and only five minutes away from Sea World. The complex has a fitness center and also offers military discounts.

Westover Springs is a new gated community with easy access to Highway 151. The complex has a coffee bar to keep you caffeinated and a luxury pool to keep you in shape. Units feature gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and black appliances.

Looking for a great apartment in Alamo Ranch? Apartments Now San Antonio knows the amenities, vacancies and move-in specials at all the best Alamo Ranch addresses. So give us a call at 210-558-7377 today!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Round Rock Schools

This month, we’re spotlighting Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be exploring some of the schools in this area north of Austin.

Students in Round Rock attend schools in the highly acclaimed Round Rock ISD district.  There are five high schools, ten middle schools and 32 elementary schools serving about 45,000 students in the district.  We will profile just a few of these.  In the last five years alone, the Round Rock district has grown by almost 15% in terms of enrollment.

The city of Round Rock has three high schools.  Round Rock High School’s mascot is the Dragons and their school colors are Maroon and White.  Stony Point’s mascot is the Tiger and its colors are blue and gold.  Cedar Ridge High School’s mascot is the Raiders and their colors are purple, black and silver.

There are six middle schools in Round Rock.  C.D. Fulkes Middle School’s mascot is the Lizards and their colors are maroon and white.  Chisholm Trail Middle School’s mascot is the Cougars, its school colors are red, grey and white, and it is ranked Recognized by the TEA.  Hernandez Middle School’s mascot is the Bulldogs and its colors are red and gold.  Hopewell Middle School’s mascot is the Hornets and its colors are green, black and white.  Ridgeview Middle School’s mascot is the Panthers and their colors are navy blue, columbia blue and white.  Walsh Middle School’s mascot is the Wildcats, their colors are green and gold, and they are ranked Exemplary.

There are twenty elementary schools in Round Rock.  The following are just a few of the Exemplary ranked elementaries in the city.  Blackland Prairie Elementary School’s mascot is the Wildcats and its colors are blue and red.  Brushy Creek Elementary School’s mascot is the Bluejays and its colors are blue and yellow.  Cactus Ranch Elementary’s mascot is the Longhorns and its colors are blue and green.  Caldwell Heights’ mascot is the Eagles and its colors are red, white and blue.  

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Alamo Ranch Schools and Employers

This month we’re spotlighting the Alamo Ranch area of San Antonio, Texas.  This week we will be exploring the schools and employers in and near this upscale Northwest San Antonio suburb.

The schools in Alamo Ranch are in the Northside Independent School District.  Students in Alamo Ranch attend the brand new Mireles Elementary, where the mascot is the Knights and the school colors are red, black and white.  The Middle School is Briscoe Middle School, who are the Bengals and whose colors are Maroon and Gold.  

The high school is the TEA Recognized Taft High School, which is also the Communications Arts Magnet High School.  Taft’s mascot is the Raiders and their colors are Red and White.  For higher education, The University of Texas San Antonio is also located just north of Alamo Ranch.  

Area Employers include Lackland Air Force Base, QVC Network, and American Funds.

Lackland is the Air Force’s only site for basic training for enlisted servicemen.  Through its Defense Institute English Language Center, it also provides professional and technical skills training and gives students from 117 countries a place to improve their English skills.

QVC Network specializes in televised home shopping and its call center facilities are located in San Antonio.  They employ 250 local residents at their offices here.

American Funds is a family of 33 mutual funds managed by Capital Research and Management.  They employ over 1,000 people at their San Antonio location.  

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Round Rock Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

This month we’re exploring all the great stuff in Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, Texas.  This week we will spotlight the dining, entertainment, and shopping options in this town just north of Austin.

Looking for great Cajun food, but don’t have time to drive to New Orleans?  French Quarter Round Rock is like taking a vacation to the French Quarter without the eight hour drive down I-10.  From Seafood Gumbo to Crawfish Etouffee to Red Beans and Rice, you’ll be saying Laissez les bons temps rouler with a hurricane in your hand in no time!

Jack Allen’s Kitchen began in Oak Hill, but now has a location in Round Rock serving up their beloved fresh, unique dishes with locally sourced ingredients.  The menu changes frequently to take advantage of what is fresh and available.  

Round Rock Cafe is another local favorite.  Their breakfast, including omelets, Honey French Toast, homemade waffles and breakfast tacos, gets raves, but they also have burgers, salads and even serve dinner on Friday nights.  

Looking to be entertained?  Sam Bass Community Theatre has been delighting audiences at the former Train Depot in Memorial Park since 1981.  Their season usually has a variety of works, from Murder Mystery whodunits to dramas like Love Letters (their current offering), to musicals with casts so large you can’t believe they can get that many people on stage.  They also have a Youth Guild where children and young adults learn all parts of the craft of theatre and put it to work on stage in full productions.

Flix Brewhouse serves up movies and beer in a comfy theatre setting showing the latest new releases.  Popular for the whole family!

Looking for designer goods at a bargain price?  Round Rock Premium Outlets is the place for you!  From Adidas to Zales, anything you want can be found cheaper here.  As a bonus, stores are clustered in such a way that you can actually walk to them instead of having to get in your car to go to different sections.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Round Rock

This month we will be exploring Round Rock, a suburb just north of Austin, Texas.  Round Rock is popular with residents because of its strong school system, variety of employers, and location just 17 miles north of Austin.  Round Rock was named for a large Anvil-shaped rock that marked a low-water crossing for cattle, wagons and horses in Brushy Creek and was settled in the 1850’s.

Apartments in Round Rock, Tx tend to offer a smaller community feel, much like the city itself.   They also tend to follow the latest resort-style trend for apartments because Round Rock’s growth explosion is fairly recent and land is plentiful.  You will find lots of newer, larger, master-planned apartment communities with a long list of amenities like resort-style pools, sports courts, luxury club houses, open floor plans and high-end interior finishes, but for a better price tag than many Austin apartments.

Another driving factor for Round Rocks is the job market. There are many large employers like Dell, IKEA, the Round Rock Outlet Mall, and the Westinghouse Plant in addition to all the small business employers that have popped up with Round Rock’s recent growth. One of its latest areas of growth is in higher education. Texas State has a satellite campus in Round Rock, as well as the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Concordia Lutheran.

Regardless of your reason for wanting an apartment in Round Rock versus Austin, you will still have easy access to Austin. The cities are connected by two large thoroughfares - I35 at the east end and 1325/Mopac at the west end. The I45 toll road also provides easy access directly into northwest Austin.

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