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August
1

Plan Ahead for Round Rock Market Days

Round Rock Market Days

If you've spent any time around Round Rock, you've probably heard of Round Rock Market Days. This longstanding community event has become a beloved tradition. Our real estate agents have visited it many times and highly recommend it to anyone in the area. Eager to check it out yourself? Here are all the details you'll need to slot a visit into your busy schedule.  

Round Rock Market Days is a monthly community market event that brings together local vendors and residents for a day of shopping, food, and fun. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month at 221 East Main Street in Round Rock's downtown core, right across from the library and just around the corner from many of our Round Rock homes for sale. The nearby Prete Plaza is often used as a stage by musicians as part of the event. 

The market is open from 9 AM to 4 PM and is free to enter. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like, regardless of whether they make a purchase, but we're guessing you'll find it hard to resist picking up a few new treasures.

Food, Music, and Fundraising

One of the market's main attractions is its live musical performances. Many local musicians enjoy taking to the stage to share their talents with their community, but ordinary Round Rock residents are sometimes invited to take the mic too. Their upbeat tunes are sure to keep you tapping your toes all afternoon.

If you get hungry during your visit, consider stopping by some of the on-site food vendors for some lunch. These tents and trucks cover a wide variety of different cuisines and offer some of the best food in the Round Rock area. 

Finally, Round Rock Market Days also frequently hosts fundraisers and donation drives for important local causes. From raising money to pay for knee surgery for a local senior in need to collecting food donations for the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center, the market's generous attendees have done a lot of good so far in 2022. 

Vendors and Crafts

Want to follow up your delicious lunch with a day of shopping? It's time to explore the market's sprawling array of vendor tents and stands. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, it's the perfect place to pick up something unique that you would never find on mass-market store shelves. 

Clothing, candles, luxury soaps, and other quality items from local companies like Triple Charm Co. and Ford & Fossil. Many local artists also sell paintings, prints, postcards, and other stunning works. Don't forget all the sweet treats, bread, and jams available from Round Rock's bakeries, confectioners, and other culinary businesses!

Many local businesses that offer classes and other services also turn up at the market to bring live demonstrations and exclusive discounts to Round Rock residents. Club Pilates Round Rock and 7 Star Martial Arts are just some of the many companies that have made an impressive showing at this community event. Be sure to check back every month to see what else might be in store.

Keep the Fun Going All Year Long

Round Rock Market Days happens every month – just think of all the shopping you could do if you lived in the area! With our help, you can make this city your home. Contact us today to book a viewing of any of our Round Rock homes. 

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. 

February
28

Murals You'll Spot Throughout Georgetown

Georgetown Mural

Public art is a valuable piece of every community. It's aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps to connect people and build a sense of community identity. It also provides a great opportunity for photo ops!

Our real estate agents love all the beautiful public murals around Georgetown. These masterpieces add a unique element to our community, and we love showing them off to both locals and tourists. If you're in the market for one of these gorgeous Georgetown homes for sale, you might enjoy a tour of our fantastic public art as a way to get to know our city.

  • "Greetings From Georgetown Texas"
    Visitors to Georgetown love making a stop by the Greetings From Georgetown mural for a quick photo op. This mural is located on the west wall of Gus's Drug on University Avenue. It was designed by local artist Sarah Blankenship. What makes this design so unique is it actually incorporates images of top Georgetown buildings in each letter. The mural is a beautiful way to greet both tourists and locals!

  • "Jumping Around"
    Located on the rear wall of the 711 S. Main Street (the oldest building in Georgetown), "Jumping Around" is a beautiful scene of a country Texas sunset, with some local Jackalopes resting on some of the buildings exterior features. Artist Joseph Magano said this mural represents the simple beauty and expressions of nature. 

  • "DayScape Wonder"
    This beautiful mural can be found above the transaction window at the Georgetown Municipal Court building. It consists of an array of vibrant oranges and blues used to represent the beauty of a sunrise and sunset. The mural was commissioned by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and was painted by artist Kevin Greer in 2019.

  • "Everyone Deserves Kindness"
    Located on the side of Tejas Meat Supply downtown, this beautiful mural was designed by a sophomore at Georgetown High School and installed by a group of students. The goal of this mural was to teach the student how to use art to connect with others in their community. 

  • "El Arbol" (The Tree)
    Also located in the lobby of the Georgetown Municipal Court Building, El Arbol is a large mural of a popular vista at the Jim Hogg Campground at Lake Georgetown. The mural itself is made up of 50,000 3/4 inch glass tiles, which were sourced from all over the country and represent the diversity of Georgetown.

  • "Pick Me"
    Pet lovers will enjoy the eye-catching mural on the exterior wall of the Georgetown Animal Shelter. It's a colorful, animated image of several raised dog and cat paws. Muralist Jason Tetlak created this mural to represent the many pets waiting for a new home.

  • "Traditions To The Future"
    This beautiful mural by Mila Sketch can be found at 215 W. 9th Street. Its purpose is to create an open art dialogue between Georgetown residents related to history. The art features present-day Georgetown next to a depiction of a futuristic-looking city. The theme of this particular mural was "Honoring the Past and Innovating the Future."

New public art installations are always popping-up around Georgetown, so be sure to check back. For more information on our wonderful community, contact us today.

December
27

7 Reasons to Move to Williamson County in 2022

Move to Williamson County

As one of the fastest-growing areas in Texas, Williamson County offers many perks for residents. With a variety of new businesses, retail stores, and housing developments springing up, our real estate agents are seeing homebuyers rushing to Williamson County for a place to call home.

If you're looking for abundant job opportunities, great schools, and an affordable cost of living, take a closer look at Georgetown homes for sale in Williamson County. You'll find a comfortable lifestyle in a small-town community surrounded by natural beauty and resources. If you're considering a move, you'll be impressed with everything Williamson County has to offer.

  1. A Growing Economy
    In 2019, Georgetown was named the 7th fastest growing city in the United States. Since then, the city's economy has flourished with the growth of new businesses and homes, malls and shopping centers, restaurants, and movie theaters. Georgetown residents have great job opportunities with Williamson County Government offices, the City of Georgetown, the Georgetown Independent School District, Southwestern University, and St. David's Georgetown Hospital.

  2. Convenient Transportation
    Williamson County is home to major cities like Austin, Georgetown, Lexington, and Round Rock. Interstate 35, as well as 3 State Highways, provide convenient transportation by car to numerous nearby destinations. Public transit operates an inter-urban bus route between Georgetown and Austin that runs Monday through Friday two times each day. There is also a Metro Rail and Super Shuttle Service that services a variety of destinations.

  3. Low Crime Rates
    Williamson County is in the 89th percentile for safety, meaning only 11% of Texas counties are safer. Most area crimes include vandalism and property crimes that occur in business and industrial areas. Violent crimes are rare in Georgetown and nearby cities, with crime rates lower than 1%, far below the national average.

  4. Historic Neighborhoods
    If you're looking for a home in Georgetown, you'll find beautiful historic neighborhoods with Victorian architecture and old-world charm. Typical downtown Georgetown buildings on "The Square" are part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation dedicated to protecting the city's architectural heritage that dates back to the early 1900s. Recently named one of the best places to purchase a historic home, Georgetown currently has three National Register Historic Districts.

  5. Prestigious Schools
    Georgetown is home to a variety of prestigious schools. Founded in 1875, Southwestern University is the oldest liberal arts college in Texas. With a private, four-year undergraduate program, Southwestern offers 40 bachelor's degrees in the arts and fine arts, music, sciences, and professional programs. Georgetown elementary and high schools are part of the Georgetown Independent School District. Georgetown High School is a National Blue Ribbon Award school where the majority of graduates enroll in college.

  6. Community Activities
    Williamson County is home to wonderful community activities for people of all ages. Favorite outdoor destinations for camping, hiking, fishing, and swimming include:
    • Blue Hole Regional Park

    • Buescher State Park

    • Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park

    • Horseshoe Bay

    • Lake Georgetown

    • Lake Victor

    • Plumb Creek RV Campground

  1. Scenic Natural Beauty
    ​​​​​​​Georgetown and surrounding areas in Central Texas are characterized by long, hot summers and cool, mild winters. Williamson County residents enjoy year-round natural beauty with abundant wildlife, green landscapes, and seasonal blooms. Georgetown's annual Red Poppy Festival celebrates the red poppy season in April, when red poppies flourish naturally. In Round Rock, the official daffodil capital of Texas, fields of daffodils can be seen in rural landscapes and along highways for miles.

For more information on homes for sale in Williamson County, contact us to view available properties and prices in desired areas.

August
9

Explore Downtown Round Rock

Round Rock DowntownThinking about touring Round Rock homes for sale? If so, our real estate agents are here to help!

Part of the Greater Austin area, Round Rock is a city of about 100,000 people. Named one of the Best Places to Live by Money in 2019, it's well known as the headquarters of Dell Technologies. Plus, Round Rock's historic downtown is one of the most attractive and interesting among cities in the region. 

Let's look at some of the attractions and amenities that make Downtown Round Rock special:

  • Woodbine Mansion – 405 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Woodbine Mansion is a historic architectural feat and an event venue rolled into one. Family-owned, with a breathtaking outdoor space perfect for weddings, the Woodbine's story reaches back to 1895. Corporate and social events can also be set in these lavish surroundings, complete with elegant courtyards and gazebo.

  • Slapbox Pizzicheria – 201 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of the longest-running local pizza restaurants in Round Rock, Slapbox Pizzicheria is a satisfying choice for true artisan pizza pies. The signature "Giant Pizza" is a full 24" and comes with dozens of topping selections, including gourmet picks like lamb, chorizo, sun-dried tomato, and ricotta, goat, and feta cheeses.

  • Round Rock Amphitheater at Centennial Plaza – 301 West Baghdad Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Round Rock Amphitheater features a performance stage with tiered grass seating available for concerts and community theater. Nestled among eye-catching public art, you'll find it tucked away between some of the best dining and shopping in town. 

  • Rockey's Piano Bar – 111 West Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Rockey's Piano Bar is a beloved way to spend New Year's Eve and other special occasions, but it's a fun place to visit any time. With a full events calendar plus the interactive, all-request sing-along extravaganza every night from Thursday through Saturday, it's a terrific place to have fun with friends.

  • Home Run Dugout – 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665
    While you're visiting the Dell Diamond, why not step into the shoes of the greats and become part of the action yourself? Family-friendly Home Run Dugout is just steps from center field and offers a unique batting cage for all skill levels. Plus, there's a delectable grill to stop by after you test your batting swing.

  • Round Rock Donuts – 106 West Liberty Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Round Rock Donuts is a big name in a place that takes breakfast seriously. Round Rock locals are often ready for their morning brew at 4 a.m., and nothing goes better with a hot cup of Joe than one of the famous yellow donuts. Round Rock Donuts has been around since 1926 and is still hailed as a local tradition.

  • Old Settlers Park – 3300 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665
    A centerpiece of local athletic amenities, Old Settlers Park, is an astonishing 640 acres. Home away from home for the area's youth and amateur sports teams, it comes complete with multiple picnic areas, playgrounds, and courts for cricket, disc golf, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

When it comes to the Central Texas area, Round Rock has so much to offer. Contact us to discover Round Rock real estate with help from our team of dedicated agents.

April
26

International Jazz Day: Famous Jazz Musicians from Austin

Austin Jazz

International Jazz Day is coming, and our real estate agents know the best places to enjoy it!

Round Rock homes for sale are in the heart of beautiful Central Texas, just half an hour from Austin. Austin, famous as the "Live Music Capital of the World," has distinguished itself as one of America's leading cities for jazz. Every April 30th, it lives up to the name with its celebration of International Jazz Day.

While jazz was first born down in New Orleans, it did not take long for this uniquely American musical style to migrate from coast to coast. Its energetic and highly improvisational nature was perfect for Austin, which became a second home for many of the top legends who defined the original sound of jazz.

Among the memorable musicians who lived or played around the Austin area are such greats as Harold "Money" Johnson, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Giuffre, Gene Roland, and Harry Babasin. What's more, the tradition of blues music in Texas, which predates modern jazz, lent its influence to many area bands.

Austin's unique musical tradition is given life every evening in the form of its world-class musical venues. That includes auditoriums that can seat thousands as well as warm and welcoming clubs where you can hear soulful sounds from jazz trumpeters and talented musicians. It's the perfect place for International Jazz Day.

When you want to hear the best jazz around, here are some places to look:

  • The Skylark Lounge – 2039 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78722
    Best known for its blues, The Skylark Lounge is a local institution that has been around for more than 30 years. It serves as home to many musicians across generations and genres. Live music happens almost every night of the week from an intimate stage in a close-knit atmosphere where staff members know all the regulars.

  • The Elephant Room – Swift Building, 315 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
    The Elephant Room is a truly "underground" jazz bar, both figuratively and literally. For a jazz experience you can lose yourself in, it's a local favorite. Celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2021, it serves up drinks from around the world. 

  • The Continental Gallery – 1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
    The Continental Gallery is a place with a long history. Back in 1955, the Continental Club was a swanky supper club. The Gallery emerged from what was then Irving's Steakhouse, a cornerstone of Continental Club dining. As both brands reinvented over the years, the Gallery has become known for its classic speakeasy vibe.

  • Antone's Nightclub – 305 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
    Antone's Nightclub lives up to its reputation as "Austin's home of the blues." Named for Clifford Antone, the mentor to several home-grown blues greats, it has attracted fans from all around the world. No matter whether you love blues, jazz, R&B, or soul, there's something for you in Antone's two shows per night.

Austin's music scene will move you the way that only good jazz can. To learn more about Austin or discover Austin homes for sale, just contact us at RE/MAX Capital City.

January
27

7 Museums in Austin You'll Want to Visit

Austin Museums

Family fun is never far from your front door when you live in the Austin area, and visiting local museums is a great way to have an exciting, educational outing that appeals to all ages. Whether you're interested in history, art, science, or a little bit of everything, you'll find plenty of local museums to indulge your curiosity. Our real estate agents have the details on 7 museums in the Austin area that you won't want to miss.

  1. Heritage House Museum – 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    The Heritage House Museum is a local favorite close to Pflugerville homes for sale, where you can learn about the people, places, and stories that have shaped life in the community. Explore rural artifacts from the early 20th century that tell how Pflugerville has grown over the decades, from the German immigrants who founded the community to the many waves of new residents who have arrived since then.

  2. The Contemporary Austin – 700 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
    The Contemporary Austin is one of Austin's most popular art museums, with a gallery and sculpture garden focused on showcasing the work of contemporary artists. The Jones Center is one of two Contemporary Austin locations in the city, and it serves as the museum's main exhibit space. Be sure to check out the Moody Rooftop, which features beautiful art and stunning city views.

  3. Palm House Museum – 212 E Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    Take a trip back in time at the Palm House Museum, conveniently located close to Round Rock homes for sale. This museum is situated in a historic home and features two rooms with fully preserved furnishings from 1873. In addition to being a local history destination, this museum also serves as the Round Rock visitors center.

  4. Williamson Museum – 716 S Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
    With a mix of history, art, and hands-on educational exhibits, the Williamson Museum truly offers something for everyone near Georgetown homes for sale. Discover the stories that have shaped life in Williamson County over the years through photography, historical artifacts, and special exhibits for kids that are designed to encourage active learning.

  5. Thinkery – 1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX 78723
    Kids of all ages will love visiting the Thinkery, a museum where they can learn valuable STEAM skills in a fun, educational setting. The Thinkery features educational activities that inspire kids to experiment, ask questions, solve problems, and engage with the world around them in a fun, inspiring way.

  6. UMLAUF Scultpure Garden & Museum – 605 Azie Morton Rd., Austin, TX 78704
    The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is an educational, relaxing place to spend a day appreciating the arts in Austin. This museum showcases the work of prolific artist Charles Umlauf, who was renowned for his sculptures. The sculptures are housed in a beautiful outdoor garden, providing a peaceful, artistic oasis near Austin homes for sale.

  7. Bullock Museum – 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
    Discover the history of Texas through exciting exhibits and unique films when you visit the Bullock Museum. Whether you're touring the many exhibits in the museum or settling in for an IMAX movie, you're sure to learn something new about Texas whenever you visit. You can also share your own stories and read stories from residents throughout Texas.

When you're ready to find your next home near the educational, family-friendly attractions of Austin, our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Austin, TX area.

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