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Take a Look at What’s Happening in Austin in 2012

published on January 20, 2012

central austin firesIt can be agreed upon that 2011 was a wonderful year in Austin. Although there were fires that ravaged the Steiner Ranch neighborhood and a great part of the outlying Austin area, Austinites came together to help those in need. 2012 is coming in fast already, and there are many events to look forward to in the coming year.

The annual SXSW festival is going to be even bigger and more attractive than in previous years. The number of bands playing is too numerous to count – in the thousands – and with basically all the Downtown Austin venues involved in the annual weeklong event, the entire city will be crawling with out-of-towners and music fiends alike.

This year, the 2012 Texas Annual Book Festival is predicted to be even more appealing for bibliophiles. Last year, the TABF and the Austin Film Festival happened to land on the same weekend, on the same block Downtown. This year, each production has its own weekend, and both will benefit from this individual focus. Austinites who have Lake Austin homes or Lake Travis homes can enjoy a short boat ride to the festivities or a quick paddle down Lady Bird Lake to reach both events.

Music, theater, and comedy will continue in 2012 as amazingly as it did in 2011. The Zach Scott Theater will be opening its new venue, the Topfer Theater, in September with a production of Ragtime. It will be so nice to have a little stretch of Lamar, right south of the river, back in view without cranes and fresh concrete!

This year also is going to be a great year for buying new Austin luxury homes. If you are looking to find the perfect fit and are not sure about what neighborhood you’d like, search Austin Homes and let a Regent Property Group Austin REALTOR® help you find the perfect place to call your own.

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