When you move into a new apartment, one of the first things you may want to know is what shopping areas are located near your new residence. As a new resident at Farmhouse’s South Austin apartments, you are only a quick drive from numerour shopping areas to visit. If you love to shop, consider these 5 shopping areas near your new home:
Barton Creek Square Mall
One of Austin’s popular malls, Barton Creek Square is located off Mopac and 360. Featuring a 145,000 square-foot Nordstrom, they are home to many specialty shops, such as Williams-Sonoma, J. Jill, Talbots, Talbot’s Petites and Talbot’s Woman, Coach, and Steve Madden. There are shops for kids as well, like Build-A-Bear, Pottery Barn Kids, Janie and Jack, Gymboree, and The Children’s Place.
Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets
Located in San Marcos, Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets is perfect for an all-day shopping adventure. With over 200 shops including 40 new stores such as Old Navy, Eddie Bauer, and Nike Warehouse. Some of the most popular stores include...more
Austin is full of exciting attractions. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, it is also home to world-class museums, unique attractions, and gorgeous outdoor spaces. While making plans to venture out for the day, consider these nearby attractions you must see:
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Our state's true story is told at the Bullock Texas State History Museum located on Congress Ave. through numerous interactive exhibits as well as film and audio-visual displays with an IMAX Theatre, located on-site. In addition to learning more about the history of the Lone Star State, you will also learn about explorers, Native Americans, natural landscape, famous Texans, and ranching.
Austin City Limits
A major focal point of the live music scene that Austin is famous for, Austin City Limits is the United States longest-running music series. Although it was initially created to celebrate Texas music, featuring progressive country, western swing, Tejano music, Texas blues, and rock ‘n roll, it has evolved to featuring...more
One the best locations in Texas to live in is Austin. Any day of the week you are sure to find plenty of things to do, such as live entertainment, many types of events, shopping, and of course dining. In addition to being known as a town of music, Austin is also well-known for its food. Whether if you are in the mood for sushi or brisket, there is a restaurant right for your taste buds. While there is an almost endless list of eateries to explore, we listed the four top-rated restaurants you must try near our Southwest Austin apartments.
Most Austin residents will agree that a trip to a Texas barbeque venue is a must for locals and tourists alike. Only a short drive from the city, you can find many places to visit. Located on 11th Street just a short block from downtown you can find Franklin Barbeque. With a reputation that extends well past Texas, they are famous for their mouthwatering bites of brisket and is proven by the line that begins to form at sunrise. While there is no way to escape this line, you are generously rewarded...more
While living in an Austin apartment, it is common to want your space to appear larger. Although the modern apartments located at Farmhouse in South Austin are spacious already, there are creative ways to make them appear more expansive. We collected four decorating tips from the leading designers to help you accomplish just that.
Dark colors are ideal when you want to create a soothing and somber ambiance. However, you also create an atmosphere that is cavernous that bring out the feeling of claustrophobia. When attempting to make your space look more spacious, consider light accents. Using light neutral colors, like a light plush blanket, or an airy wall hanging, will create an expansive environment that feels larger. A neutral palette is always wonderful for styling and decorating.
When considering ways to make your apartment look larger, one way instantly comes to mind - clear furnishings. For example, a clear coffee table offers functionality without much visual weight. Just the right...more
When you move into a new place, one of the first things you do is discover new habits to enjoy. Where will you go to watch the new movie everybody is talking about? Where will you watch the big game tonight? Where will you do most of your grocery shopping? What's the best route to work? Perhaps more importantly, what's the best route to work that will take you by a great coffee place? Or perhaps you work from home and want to move your virtual office to a coffee shop; where will you go? Here are our list of favorite coffee joints near our Southpark Meadows apartments:
Opera Cafe & Coffeehouse
Situated just half a mile north of our apartments, Opera Cafe and Coffeehouse might be the best of both worlds, attracting those wanting to stop by for some good coffee on the way to work and those who want to stay a while. This cute and quaint place also has a wide selection of tasty treats to have with your coffee. It deservedly receives almost entirely positive reviews given by highly satisfied customers impressed by the coffee, snacks and...more
A long day can be very stressful but it doesn't have to be. Now that the tough part is over, why not relax and enjoy a few drink and food specials with family or friends?
Read on to see our four favorite Happy Hours near our new apartments near Onion Creek Parkway, and check them out today!
Waterloo Ice House
Waterloo Ice House is an Austin favorite. With 4 locations and a menu suitable for many dietary needs, it’s a spot everyone can enjoy. Happy Hour includes drink and appetizer specials from 3 PM-7 PM Monday through Friday and all-day on Wednesdays. With $2 off of appetizers and $3 House Frozen or On the Rocks Margaritas, there's little to complain about.
Red Shed Tavern
With a Happy Hour from 3 PM-8 PM Monday through Saturday, it’s easy to see why this place draws the crowds. Named "South Austin's neighborhood bar", Red Shed is comfortable and offers different specials every day of the week. For example, Tallboy Tuesdays give patrons discounts on tall cans of Lone Star, Pabst, and Ziegenbock. You can sit inside...more
Word is spreading fast about the fantastic living experience at Farmhouse's apartments near Onion Creek. While our tenant management services are exceptional and our neighbors are friendly, it’s usually the property’s thoughtful amenities that put our apartments at the top of the list for great places to live in and around Austin. While features like an awesome pool and fitness center are standard for most upscale apartments in Greater Austin, and our facilities are well-equipped and state-of-the-art. We've also included several distinctive amenities in our luxury apartments that were designed to catch the eye of more discerning apartment hunters. Here's a glimpse of the top five special amenities that are available at our new apartments near Onion Creek.
The best part about living in a luxury apartment community is being able to occasionally share the experience with family and friends. The clubhouse at our apartments near Onion Creek includes a kitchen and loads of comfortable seating so that you can invite even...more
If you live in our apartments near Kyle, you’re already set up with granite countertops, plank flooring and a sleek color palate, but there are still many ways to incorporate your own personality into the luxury of our apartments. Read on to see 5 of our favorite decor tips!
Bring The Outdoors In
Indoor plants clean the air and enliven your environment. If you don’t have the room or optimal lighting for a houseplant, consider buying artificial plants or starting a succulent collection. These plants are easy to care for and thrive on windowsills, counters and bathrooms. A small display brings a hint of quirkiness and color to your space.
Create Rotating Art Gallery Walls
Choosing your favorite wall art can be challenging. Create a display that can be switched out with the seasons. Try hanging empty frames on the walls, and use temporary wall adhesive to stick a photo or poster inside each frame. Whenever you feel the need for a change, you can easily swap the images.
The city of Austin is a great city to live in. There's plenty of things to do to, like shopping, dining, and live entertainment, and many places allow you to bring your beloved pet. So instead of leaving your puppy at home next time you explore the city, bring them with you! Read on to see some of the dog-friendly places by our apartments near McKinney Falls.
No list would be complete without McKinney Falls itself. You and your pet can take walks on the various trails throughout the park, and splash around in the falls on a warm day. While McKinney Falls Park makes for a fantastic day outdoors, they do have some rules regarding dogs: pets must be on a leash, you must always be with your pet, dogs aren't allowed in state buildings, dogs cannot swim in designated beach areas, and all dogs must be up to date on vaccinations.
Located on Rainey Street, Banger’s is a must-visit for all dog owners. Not only does Banger’s serve drool-worthy food that you will enjoy, they also offer special menu items for...more
Interested in a life of luxury? Living in our modern Apartments near Onion Creek gives you the opportunity to not only live a luxurious lifestyle at home, but also to be near tons of places to be pampered away from home. Read on to see some of the best places to pamper yourself near Farmhouse!
Want to unwind? Karmassage offers deep-tissue massages that can provide chronic pain management, stress reduction, and promote a sense of well-being. They also offer aromatherapy massages, Gua Sha treatments, cupping therapy, and infrared therapy. Call 512-826-2115 for an appointment, and be sure to mention their new client special to receive an hour massage for only $50.
Orange Blossom Skin Care
Interested in pampering your skin? Orange Blossom Skin Care can help you feel fresh and rejuvenated from head to toe. They offer a variety of skincare treatments and advanced skin care therapies including...more
If you’re looking to relocate to a new area, researching apartments is a great place to start. Moving anywhere new provides its own set of struggles, but here at Farmhouse we’re passionate about making our residents happy, especially if they’re new to town! Read on to see some simple ways to make your new apartment feel like home, and schedule a tour of our apartments near Buda today!
One of the best ways to meet new people in apartment complexes is to try and be as social as possible. At Farmhouse, we have luxury community amenities including our grill and barbeque area, so there’s plenty of space to be social with your neighbors. Barbeques are a great opportunity to meet new people, enjoy the beautiful weather, and even play with our giant shuffleboard court. If you’re invited to a barbeque, we encourage you to go! Bringing a friend is a great way to step out of your comfort zone, it’s always fun to mix friends old and new!
Throw A Pool Party
Another fun way to meet new people is to host a pool party. This is a...more
At Farmhouse, our apartments near Slaughter Lane are only 15 minutes from Downtown Austin, and are near a variety of foodie-approved restaurants. While our residents can enjoy facilities for outdoor grilling, a community kitchen for entertaining, and luxury kitchens in their own apartments, going out to the latest and greatest new restaurant can be an exciting way to enjoy a meal. Read on to see some of the top restaurants and bars just minutes away from our apartments!
Moontower Saloon located off Manchaca road is a familiar name to Austin natives. Austinite’s love this place for their live music and delicious comfort food. Every Sunday, families can enjoy a family-friendly brunch with kid-focused menu items. The Saloon also host many events for food and beverage lovers. From Oktoberfest on the lawn, to their popular springtime crawfish boil, Moontower Saloon is worth the visit!
St. Elmo Brewery
The new St. Elmo Brewery serves up a wide selection of craft brewed beer, and is accompanied by Austin’s own...more
Apartment living offers plenty of perks: Renting is often cheaper than mortgage payments, leasing companies provide upkeep and maintenance, and you become a member of a community, which has both safety and social benefits. Leasing an apartment also gives you the flexibility to relocate without having to sell a house first.
If you choose luxury apartments with a fitness center and pool, you can even add some important health benefits to the above list. Keep reading to learn more!
You won’t break the bank
According to Statista, some 57.25 million Americans belonged to a health/fitness center in 2016, spending close to $25.8 billion for the privilege. The average membership costs $58 per month—$39 of which goes to waste because folks aren’t fully using the facilities. And those figures don't include what you’d spend on gas to get to the gym, or what you might pay for parking.
The high costs...more
When it comes to date night ideas, the vibrant city of Austin has much to offer right by our apartments near Onion Creek Parkway. Keep reading for a list of some of our favorite places in town to take a date, and plan your next outing today!
Violet Crown Austin Theatre
Whether you’re a movie buff or just need a cozy place to snuggle up, head to the Violet Crown Austin Theatre cinema located in the 2nd Street District. Known for featuring documentaries, indie films and foreign films, this locally owned theater has a great cafe and bar that allow you enjoy dinner with your movie.
Take in Some Live Music at The Shady Grove
If you want to treat your date to great food, cold libations and a friendly atmosphere, head to The Shady Grove. Beyond serving up authentic Tex-Mex dishes and delightful specialty cocktails, The Shady Grove is best known for regularly hosting live music on the spacious patio shaded by an impressive pecan grove. Because...more
South Austin is home to enthusiastic local stores, laid-back residential neighborhoods, and some of the best places in the city for a glass of wine. Those who live in our Farmhouse Apartments near Slaughter Lane are just minutes away from all the Austin wine scene has to offer. Here are three places you can go to enjoy wine in Austin:
Aviary Wine Bar on South Lamar
The Aviary Lounge has been a great spot to grab a glass of wine in south Austin for years, beloved by many in the neighborhood. The atmosphere is very laid back, and while they are currently finishing up renovations, we know the place will bring an even larger crowd once they reopen, given their past reviews and reputation. Before they started renovations you could head there on Fridays for live DJ sets or Thursdays for Aviary Wine school to grow your wine knowledge. The owners pride themselves in providing great customer service at affordable prices. Hard to get wines are available at affordable prices and the bar is host to many events and fun-filled evenings.
Many of our new apartment community members may be wondering how to show off their new apartments near Onion Creek to friends and family, and whether or not there is adequate space for hosting a gathering. Luckily, the convenient features of each well-appointed unit along with the superior amenities at Farmhouse can help simplify entertaining for both indoor and outdoor events. Read on to learn some apartment entertaining tips!
Host A Dinner Party
When hosting a dinner party, you’ll want to make sure there’s adequate seating for your guests. Prep and cook before your friends arrive to avoid heating up the apartment and spending the entire time in the kitchen. Have some drinks ready so you don’t have to spend all night playing bartender, and so that you can enjoy time with your guests. Maximize flat surfaces and consider setting up stations for beverages, appetizers, desserts and other fare so that there’s plenty of space for people to walk around the apartment. If your gathering turns into more than you can fit in your apartment,...more
With all the apartment choices available in Austin, you need to be prepared when to find the right apartment community to fit your unique lifestyle. Finding the right place is a lot easier if you do a little research. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and increase your chances of finding the ideal spot when evaluating the variety of choices of apartments in Austin. Keep reading to see some of our tips for finding the right home for you, and if you're interested in the South Austin area, give Farmhouse a call today to schedule your tour!
Set Your Budget
Make sure you calculate how much each month you can realistically spend on rent. The U.S. Census Bureau recommends that a monthly lease payment should not exceed 30 percent of your monthly income. You also need to set aside funds for utilities, food and entertainment as well as transportation expenses, such as gas and insurance. Along with student loans, credit cards and other monthly payments, remember to budget for emergencies like car repairs. Figure out your monthly budget, then look for...more
Storage space is an element most people require when looking for a new place to live. At Farmhouse Apartments in Austin, our layouts maximize the space to offer plenty of storage options for those living in our apartments near Southpark Meadows.
To further maximize the amount of storage space, we have some tricks you can try. See 4 ways to maximize the storage space in your apartment in Southpark Meadows, and contact Farmhouse today to schedule a tour!
Invest in Multipurpose Furniture
In an apartment, furniture that serves more than one purpose can be huge space saver. Consider getting an ottoman that can also serve as a coffee table, a storage space, and a place to prop up your feet while you relax. It will keep some items out of sight, while also giving you a beautiful focus piece. You can also find other multi-purpose furniture like a platform bed that allows for boxes to slide underneath.
Use your vertical space
It can be easy to forget all the space that’s available above your head. When it comes to maximizing...more
There are always fun activities happening in the South Austin area. We have compiled a list of a few events occurring in the next month close to our apartments near Southpark Meadows.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic, July 4, 11 AM to Fireworks
The 44th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic is at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin. Willie Nelson will headline the star-studded lineup. Performers will be onstage at the Austin360 Amphitheater inside the racetrack. There will be a fireworks display in the evening. The racetrack is located at 9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, Austin. Gates open at 11 AM and music starts at 12 PM.
Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony, July 4, 4 PM to 10 PM
The downtown Austin 4th of July fireworks is a fun event for all ages. There’s lots to do during the day, such as food trucks and craft vendors, while you wait for the big event. The Symphony concert begins at 8 PM and the fireworks over Lady Bird Lake begin at 9:30 PM. It is located in downtown Austin at Vic Mathias...more
As summer begins and days become longer, patio dining becomes more popular. For the evenings with more mild weather, restaurant patios can be a wonderful way to spend dinner with friends or family. Because residents living in or around our South Austin apartments are in such close proximity to I-35, there is a variety of great restaurants with outdoor patios in the area. See some of our favorite restaurant patios near our apartments, and stop by Farmhouse today for a tour!
If you like southern comfort food, Moonshine Grill serves great food in the historic Waterloo Compound, and features an outdoor patio converted into a dining area. The patio is beautiful and lush with greenery, and has fans to keep you cool on hot summer evenings. Moonshine Grill is known for its cornflake fried chicken, molasses-grilled pork chops, "corn dog" shrimp and their variety of cocktails.
Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
There's plenty of great Mexican food in South Austin, but one standout that...more
Looking for a luxury apartment in a convenient location? Farmhouse is located only fifteen minutes south of Austin making it convenient for people working in downtown Austin or San Marcos alike. Aside from our contemporary farmstyle design, our apartments have amenities to fit your busy lifestyle. Read on to learn why you should choose an apartment with luxury amenities, and learn about the amenities we offer at Farmhouse Apartments!
The business center was designed for residents that prefer to work from home. It has two conference rooms and mounted TVs that are ideal for presentations. The center also has computers and printers that make it a perfect work-from-home office. The best part is our 24-hour package retrieval center - you never have to worry about missing a package again!
Skyclub with Rooftop Deck
If you’re more interested in a social setting, check out our skyclub entertainment space with an attached rooftop deck. This area is equipped with TV’s and outdoor lighting to create the perfect...more
If you're a fan of the outdoors, jogging is one of the best ways to get fit while seeing the natural beauty of Austin. It's no wonder that Austin has frequently been ranked among the fittest cities in the nation. Residents of our modern Farmhouse apartment community have several convenient parks and green spaces to choose from, all within a short drive. Here are four great jogging trails to check out near our brand new apartments in South Austin:more
Dog-friendly modern apartments can be difficult to find. Some apartment complexes don’t allow dogs because of their size, their ability to add wear and tear to an apartment’s interior, or because they don’t have space for dogs to run around. Luckily, at our apartments near Southpark Meadows, we have many options to accommodate dogs both small and large. At Farmhouse, we understand that pets are a part of the family. We want you to feel comfortable in your new home, so we made sure our apartments are friendly for dogs through our apartment design, outdoor amenities, and more. Keep reading to learn why we’re some of the most dog-friendly apartments around!more
Visiting a brewery near our Onion Creek parkway apartments can be a fun, entertaining experience. Whether you are visiting or living in our modern Onion Creek apartments, there are many unique places to take your friends or family to try a new brew! Keep reading to learn more about our 4 must-try breweries.more
There's nothing like moving into a fresh, new space. It's so nice to have the ability to decorate your apartment to reflect your personal style. Once you know where you're moving, it's important to study the floor plan and decide how you want to arrange your new furniture. Once you get a feel for the space and the look you're going for, it's important to remember these four tips and tricks when it's time to decorate your modern Onion Creek apartment.more
The city of Buda is perfect for those wanting to escape the rat race of larger cities. Here, you can enjoy a slower pace, but also be close to the amenities and entertainment big cities have to offer. Located in the middle of the "Wine Country of Texas," Buda residents are surrounded by breathtaking vineyards and other picturesque sites while only 15-20-minutes away from Austin and San Marcos. Being in Buda, you are in the center of all the fun. Here are five things we recommend exploring once you’ve moved to our apartments near Buda!more