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May
23

How to Create the Perfect Reading Spot

Reading at Home

Getting lost in a good book is a great hobby many people enjoy! Creating a peaceful space in our homes that is free of distraction where you can curl up with a good book is essential to our mental health and an excellent way to achieve mindfulness. It's also essential for kids to have a quiet place to read and learn.

Sure, there are many parks in Central Texas you can take your favorite summer reads to enjoy, but there's something special about reading at home and customizing your home to fit your favorite hobbies.

Creating reading nooks can also be a lot of fun as they make for stylish home accessories. Looking to add a reading nook to your home? Here are some tips from our real estate agents:

  • Make Use Of Unused Corners
    A reading nook doesn't have to be elaborate. If you have an unused corner of a bedroom, simply add a comfortable chair, lamp, and table for the perfect reading nook. You may also want to prioritize bedroom corners located near windows in order to maximize natural light. Some of our favorite Rock Round homes for sale have comfortable reading areas in the corner of the bedroom.

  • Place A Bookshelf Nearby
    Adding a small bookshelf to your reading nook helps to keep your favorite titles within reach, and it also allows you to show off your reading collection. Displaying books is easy -- you can invest in a small bookcase or install a floating shelf on the wall.

  • Create A Nook Under The Stairs
    Living space underneath the stairs is often underutilized. Since this area is often somewhat cozy by design, it can be a great opportunity for a reading nook. Just add a couple of chairs, pillows, and lamps, and you've got yourself a comfortable place to read.

  • Go Outside
    We often think of reading nooks as cozy indoor spaces, but you can also create one outside in the spring and summer. Perhaps you have an unused area of the deck or patio where you can add some comfortable seating and pillows. Gardens and greenspace also make for peaceful, private reading areas.

  • Transform A Closet
    Some homes have excess closet space that can really be put to good use. If you have an extra walk-in closet that you're struggling to fill, you may be able to turn it into a reading nook. If it's large enough to support a couple of pieces of furniture, you can nicely stage the space.

  • Keep It Fun
    Your nook should be a place that also inspires creativity. Hang your favorite art on the wall, and add some creative furniture or a statement piece that really speaks to your personality. It could be a nice antique table or your favorite knick-knacks. 

  • Make It Comfortable
    Comfort is the single most important element of any reading nook. No matter where you decide to build your space, you want it to be comfortable. Invest in a nice oversized chair, good pillows, and a soft blanket. our reading nook should be a place you long for after a stressful day.

Customizing your home is part of enjoying homeownership. Contact us today for more interior design tips and tips on finding the perfect home for your needs.

May
16

Disc Golf Courses in Central Texas

Texas Disc Golf

The casual, freewheeling nature of disc golf makes it an entertaining alternative to traditional golf for players of all ages. Our real estate agents love to take a break and hit the "links" at these disc golf courses throughout Central Texas. 

  • Benbrook Ranch Park - 1100 Halsey Dr., Leander, TX 78641
    The 18-hole disc golf course is the main attraction at Benbrook Ranch Park, a beautiful facility just minutes from Leander homes for sale. With a mixture of open and heavily wooded holes, Benbrook Ranch gets high marks from players for being a well-maintained course. Other amenities at the 46.5-acre park include hiking and biking trails, a skate park, Little League and adult baseball fields, batting cages, and playscape. Benbrook Ranch Park is open 24 hours a day.

  • Brushy Creek Sports Park - 2310 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Sprawled across 90 acres, which includes a lake, spacious Brushy Creek Sports Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors around Cedar Park homes for sale. Leashed dogs are welcome at this popular park, which features a skate park, basketball court, playscape, and trails to go along with the nine-hole disc golf course. Baseball/softball and football/soccer fields are available by reservation for a nominal rental fee. Hours are 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

  • Cactus Patch - CrossPointe Church, 5703 McNeil Dr., Austin, TX 78729
    One of the more unique disc golf courses around is Cactus Patch, which is set up on the grounds of CrossPoint Church. The convenience and accessibility of this nine-hole course makes it a welcome gathering spot not far from Austin homes for sale

  • Cat Hollow Disc Golf Course Park - 8334 Liberty Walk Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681
    Get your steps in at the 18-hole Cat Hollow Disc Golf Course, which stretches a full mile on the Liberty Walk Greenbelt. Located directly across from Cat Hollow Park, the course has trees, grassy areas, trails, and benches that create a peaceful oasis right down the street from Round Rock homes for sale. Ready for some competition? Twice a year, on May 29 and September 11 in 2022, Cat Hollow hosts a Partner's Play Disc Golf Tournament. After two rounds of play, awards are given for first, second, and third place. Entry fee is $20 per team, and lunch is provided. Regular park hours are 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in spring and summer and 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. in fall and winter.

  • Northtown Park - 14508 Harris Ridge Blvd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Players give Northtown Park high marks for the nice variety of holes on the 18-hole disc golf course near Pflugerville homes for sale. The mix of long, short, wooded, and open holes keeps everyone on their toes, whether they're newbies or experienced players. A handful of water hazards add a welcome element of challenge. Bring Fido along for a post-game romp in the off-leash dog park. Kids' and adult soccer fields, a volleyball court, and a playscape provide other opportunities for lively outdoor activities. Northtown Park is open seven days a week from dawn until dusk.

Whether you follow an active lifestyle or prefer cultural activities, Central Texas has you covered. Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City for help with all your real estate needs. 

May
9

Listen to Live Music at These Round Rock Venues

Music Venues Round Rock

Austin, TX is famous for its music scene. But the city of Round Rock, located just 20 minutes away from Austin, also has a lot to offer when it comes to live music. 

If you're looking for a great concert, you don't usually have to look very far in the Texas Hill Country! Spring and summer are great times to experience live music in Round Rock, and these are some of our real estate agents' favorite music venues in town:

  • Round Rock Amphitheater - 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of the premier outdoor concert and event venues in Central Texas, the Round Rock Amphitheater is the go-to place in town for a big concert. Located within minutes of many Round Rock homes for sale, the amphitheater hosts some of the biggest names in music and offers a fun outdoor environment to live it up while you enjoy the show. The summer concert lineup for 2022 at the Round Rock Amphitheater includes country music stars Dwight Yoakam and Gary Allan. 

  • Long Branch Saloon - 107 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Live music is a staple at the Long Branch Saloon, a wild west-themed watering hole that offers cold beer and a fun atmosphere. You can expect to find all kinds of local and regional talent at the Long Branch Saloon, as well as national touring bands. Country, southern rock, and Latin music are some of the most commonly featured genres, and you can always count on an upbeat atmosphere and great tunes. 

  • Rockey's Piano Bar - 111 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Rockey's Piano Bar offers a unique musical and comedy experience in Round Rock. Every Thursday through Saturday, the bar hosts interactive sing-along performances in which members of the crowd are encouraged to give requests and take part in the comedy banter. There's really no other place quite like Rockey's in the Austin area, and they also pride themselves in offering some of the coldest beer and tastiest craft cocktails around. 

  • Round Rock Tavern - 113 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of Round Rock's best nightlife spots, Round Rock Tavern regularly hosts live bands, as well as DJs and Karaoke nights. You can expect to see high-energy live acts ranging from rock and country to funk and blues. Round Rock Tavern also serves great cocktails and pub grub, and always keeps 15 or more beers on tap. Come early to take advantage of some tempting happy hour specials or catch a game on one of Round Rock Tavern's multiple HD TVs.

  • Steamer Lane Music - 603 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Just a short drive from Round Rock in Cedar Park, Steamer Lane Music is a unique outdoor concert venue. The atmosphere feels almost like seeing a concert in your backyard, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs, drinks, and food to enjoy the show. Singer-songwriters, country and bluegrass bands and a wide range of local and touring musicians travel from far and wide to play at this intimate space, located a stone's throw from many Cedar Park homes for sale.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Round Rock and the surrounding areas. When you're ready to find your dream home in the Texas Hill Country or real estate agents are here to help every step of the way. 

May
2

Central Texas Florists for Mother's Day Bouquets

Florists Central Texas

Our real estate agents know Mother's Day flowers are a yearly tradition you just can't miss out on!

From Round Rock homes for sale to Cedar Park homes for sale and beyond, local florists are showing their creativity.

Small, family-owned florist shops are the norm throughout Central Texas, and many of them have been around for years. When you order a bouquet for Mother's Day, you can rest assured that Mom will get a unique and beautiful arrangement, even if a few substitutions need to be made along the way.

Let's stop and smell the roses with some of the leading local florists in Central Texas:

  • Floral Fabulous Design Shoppe – 1906 North Mays Street #1, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Floral Fabulous Design Shoppe is the place to go for unique floral arrangements all year around. If you want to spice up a space or impress someone with a dozen red roses, the floral designers here will be glad to walk you through your many vibrant options. All orders can be delivered on the same day in the local area as long as they're received by noon – ideal for a way to surprise Mom at the last minute!

  • 620 Florist – 110 East Anderson Avenue #300, Round Rock, TX 78664
    620 Florist is a reliable Round Rock florist offering flowers, plants, special occasion bouquets, and even a flower subscription. Subscription options consist of seasonal flowers, roses, and plants, especially those colorful succulents. Winter flowers and sunflowers are also among the favorites at 620 Florist. The red and white "Gemstone Love" arrangement and pastel "Tender Reflections" stand out for Mother's Day.

  • Dream Flower Shop – 200 Cane River Road, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Pflugerville homes for sale are not far from the one and only Dream Flower Shop, lovingly known as the "Pflugerville Flower Shop." These 100% florist-designed, hand-delivered selections come complete with an impressive 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can choose bouquets by occasion, color, or flower – a full assortment of tulips, sunflowers, orchids, lilies, and roses are available.

  • Cedar Park Florist – 600 South Bell Boulevard #14, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Family-owned and operated Cedar Park Florist is an experienced shop that has made a name for itself with its unique wedding, birthday, and holiday offerings. You can even round out your order by adding selections from an expansive gifts list: Gourmet fruit baskets, candles, and many more. With help from the caring and dedicated staff, a thoughtful selection is always just a click or call away.

  • Billowing Blooms Florist – 1309 Leander Drive #1204, Leander, TX 78641
    Billowing Blooms Florist stands out around Leander homes for sale for a striking spectrum of flowers you may not be able to find elsewhere. More than a dozen flowers are on offer for fetching displays every day, from carnations and chrysanthemums to daises, tulips, and hydrangeas. From "Infinite Love" to "Shared Happiness" and "Sincere Stargazers," the handcrafted designs will make any holiday special.

Contact us to uncover the best real estate opportunities in Central Texas.

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