Happy Friday, Y’all! I hope you are planning to enjoy the outdoors on this gorgeous weekend. We decided we wanted to do a last-minute, kid-free getaway to the Texas hill country for some hiking at Enchanted Rock. What we learned is that if you wanted to find a place to stay in the hill country or reserve a spot at a park in the middle of a pandemic, you better have reserved it weeks in advance! How fascinating! Makes sense, right?! We did finally find a spot, thankfully, and are looking forward to being active outdoors while we discuss our plans and intentions for 2021.
It's this time of year that I'm usually settled with what I have accomplished in the current year, and I start looking forward to the next year. I don’t know about you, but the nature of goals and intentions have changed for me after living through this interesting year. Certainly, the ones involving travel and social interaction look different! Even though this pandemic has been rough in so many ways, it has also been a gift in even more ways. Is that showing up for you as well? I’d love to hear about what you’re creating for yourself, your family and your work in 2021. Let’s go have a coffee or a walk outdoors and chat!
Austin Job Market
Just like Austin's current real estate market, Austin's economy and job market are seeing a positive shift upwards after pandemic job losses in the area. In fact, according to the Austin Chamber Society, Austin is fairing very well in the job sector, putting itself as the top-performing city among the 50 largest metro areas! In the latest Central Texas Economy Report, Beverly Kerr mentions these recent and enlightening statistics for Austin:
Austin added 4,300 jobs in September, narrowing pandemic-related job losses to 47,600.
Austin’s 2.5% year-over-year job loss is more moderate than the declines seen in all other major metros.
Austin’s leisure and hospitality industry added jobs in three of the last five months.
Half of the 67,300 jobs lost in March and April have been regained.
After falling each of the preceding four months, Austin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 5.3% in August to 6.7% in September.
Check out the full Central Texas Economy Report here.
Your Guide to All Things
New & Noteworthy
Massive Mixed-Use Development Brings 1,700 Homes to Quaint Austin Suburb
A mixed-use development with more than 1,700 residences is on tap for a 454-acre site in Georgetown.
Once completed, the master-planned Parmer Ranch project will feature 1,043 single-family homes and 600 apartments at Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Williams Drive"
... keep reading.
Austin's COVID Curve is Flat, Despite Increases Across Texas—and the World
After raising concerns of a second surge last month, local health officials reported that the spread of COVID-19 in Austin is relatively flat—for now. '
Last week we were in about the same position we're in this week,' Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said on Monday
... keep reading.
Top Picks for Things to Do
The Travis Heights Art Trail is back! Walk through the Travis Heights neighborhood this weekend to browse through and purchase beautiful pieces of art, crafts and other one-of-a-kind items while supporting local artists. Safe social-distancing measures will be in place. Rather support from home? You can also browse and purchase art from the Travis Heights virtual art gallery! Get the full details here.
Outdoor Production: Steel Magnolias
Grab your friends, family and definitely some tissues and head out to Georgetown for Georgetown Palace Theatre's live outdoor performance of the timeless tear-jerker film, Steel Magnolias. The production will take place in the magical Palace Courtyard with dangling lights, a stage, props and ushers. Bring your own food and drinks, or purchase them on-site, but don’t forget your masks! Get your tickets here.
Fresh & Festive Home Décor & Meal Ideas for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Even if you’re not able to travel or do your typical holiday gathering with friends and extended family this year, there’s no reason you can’t still create a wonderful Thanksgiving experience at home with some stylish décor and amped-up meal planning.
Check out my favorite roundup of fresh and festive ideas from HGTV here!
Let's Find Your Next Home
301 West Avenue, Unit 4001
Experience luxury high-rise living in Austin at The Independent! This 40th floor gorgeous condo features breathtaking panoramic views of Lady Bird Lake, West Hills and the State Capitol with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious open layout and modern, updated features.
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3 Beds | 2 & 1 (1/2) Baths
This incredible almost 2-acre hilltop estate is located in a close-in Westlake neighborhood on a lush, private lot. This property is minutes from downtown Austin and in highly-acclaimed Eanes ISD. Possibilities are endless with room to expand or completely re-imagine. Furman + Keil Architects are currently working on the home's redesign.
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