After enjoying a nice Christmas with our families we headed south to escape the cold. So, we actually made an appointment with Louis Divino of The Leaf Group to help us find an apartment in Austin. We met him early in the morning the day before New Year's Eve. He listened to what we wanted and our requirements (3 month lease at a reasonable price). He took us to three great properties, but didn't rush us, and by that afternoon we had made a decision, signed the paperwork, and actually moved a few things into our new place!
We could have been a few miles away and had all kinds of amenities (gym, heated pool, washer/dryer in the apartment, etc.), or we could be in the heart of it all and have less amenities (drive/bike to my regular gym, un-heated pool, washer/dryer across the parking lot, etc.). We went to location over luxury - no surprise there, I'm sure. So, we are walking distance from SoCo and Downtown, which means we are also biking distance from tons of stuff in Austin. Our building overlooks Lady Bird Lake, and you can pick up the greenway trail right outside.
|This is what the greenway trail looks like where you pick it up outside our building.|
|Looking back you see our building overlooking the lake.|
|Cheers to life in Austin!|