Relocate to Austin  Recently named as the “Fastest Growing City”    by Forbe’s. Come discover why Austin isbecoming the #1...
Welcome to Austin              This is an Interactive Guide, simply click on a subject or roll your mouse over a title.Con...
Top 12 List - Why Live Here?               High Quality of Life and Low Cost of Living.                Healthy living and ...
Action, Foodies & FilmAustin has the best hike/bike trails in the heart of the city and Bike Lanes on most streets. LadyBi...
Music Capital“The Live Music Capital of the World” isn’t just a phrase. With so many businesses featuring anassortment of ...
Business, Neighbors, & HeartAustin is ranked as one of the best cities to start a new career for young professionals. Our ...
Jobs - Major EmployersAustin’s Major Employers include many Fortune 500 companies, local small businesses, andmany of Aust...
EducationDepending on where you work and if you have children, then knowing about our local schooldistricts will also assi...
Real EstateReal Estate values have remained strong, even during challenging economic times. Austin’shome values and home s...
Referral Network      The Red Door symbolizes Success and also draws attention to the entrance of a home, thereby clearly ...
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  1. 1. Relocate to Austin Recently named as the “Fastest Growing City” by Forbe’s. Come discover why Austin isbecoming the #1 Destination in the United States.
  2. 2. Welcome to Austin This is an Interactive Guide, simply click on a subject or roll your mouse over a title.Considering relocating to the Austin area or simply curious as to why so many are now makingAustin their home? Read on to discover what makes Austin such a special place to live, work,and retire.Austinites are friendly, open-minded, and welcoming to individuals of all walks of life. Ourdiverse community embraces newcomers. Austin’s natural landscape and scenic countrysidekeep visitors coming back. Austin being on the “Best Of ” and “Top 10” lists keeps our uniquelydifferent city in the national media. There’s something for everyone here, making it easy to findreasons to live our beautiful city. Forbe’s recently listed Austin as the “Fastest Growing City in the U.S.” Named “2012 Most Intelligent Community” by Intelligent Community #2 Best Performing Large City by Milkens Institute #1 Best City for Jobs by Forbe’s Best City for Small Businesses by Austin Business Journal Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  3. 3. Top 12 List - Why Live Here? High Quality of Life and Low Cost of Living. Healthy living and Natural environment. Nationally acclaimed restaurants and eateries. Movie Industry’s 3rd Coast. Live Music and Festivals. Entrepreneurial spirit, join the many Austin Original businesses.Sports - U.T. Football, Softball, Golfing, Tennis, Cycling, and much more. Neighborhoods for any lifestyle. Major Employers, many Fortune 500 companies. Easy access to other major Texas cities and the Texas Hill Country. Top Ranked Schools - Public and Private. Strong Home Values. Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  4. 4. Action, Foodies & FilmAustin has the best hike/bike trails in the heart of the city and Bike Lanes on most streets. LadyBird Lake meanders through the center of town and provide miles upon miles of trails andoutdoor swimming holes. Local hangouts such as Zilker Park and Barton Springs connect withLady Bird Lake trails, while our natural swimming holes like Hamilton Pool, Deep Eddy andBarton Springs provide cooling relief from our Texas Summers.Foodies will delight in the many Austin Original restaurants and eateries, including our variedselection of food trailers located throughout the city. Beer and Wine enthusiasts can savor thetaste of our local micro-breweries and the Texas Hill Country wineries.Austin hosts many famous film studios including Robert Rodriguez’ Troublemaker Studios andRichard Linklater’s Detour Film Productions. Film incentives, Austin’s creative community,and local festivals - Fantastic Fest, Austin Film Festival, Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival(aGLFF), Urban Music Festival and South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) - all help to keepAustin as a thriving film industry area. Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  5. 5. Music Capital“The Live Music Capital of the World” isn’t just a phrase. With so many businesses featuring anassortment of live music talent, Austin is truly alive to the sound of music. Our world renownmusic festivals - South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest - all bring new andbig name music bands to Austin. Even our airport reverberates to the local jive sounds. Who is performing Where - the Austin Chronicle’s Music Calendar. Visit the City of Austin’s Music Scene website. Check out the Austin Live Music website. Discover Local Music Artists and Music Venues. (Click on the names above to visit the their website.) Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  6. 6. Business, Neighbors, & HeartAustin is ranked as one of the best cities to start a new career for young professionals. Our en-trepreneurial spirit keeps alive many Austin Original businesses and fosters the development ofmore uniquely Austin start-ups.Our Austin neighborhoods are as different as the people that live in them. From conservativeto liberal, hippster to professional, quirky to average - Austin has a place you will enjoy. “KeepAustin Weird” is a local key phrase that many use to create weirdly Austin neighborhood events,such as Eyore’s Birthday Party and SoCo’s (South Congress) First Thursday’s.Being in the center of Texas, you’ll enjoy easy outings to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, allwithin a 3.5 hour drive. Austin is the Eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, which offers manyday trips to thriving small towns and eateries. Showcase Community: Spanish Oaks Live the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Visit Spanish Oaks in Bee Cave, an easy 20 minutes from Downtown Austin along the West towards Lake Travis. A safe, private, and friendly community designed around the natural beatury of the Texas Hill Country. Tennis, Golf, Hike/Bike trails, and social intereaction reign here. Custom homes, Estate sized lots, and Luxury living. Contact Shannon Schmitz for more information about this Showcase Community. Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  7. 7. Jobs - Major EmployersAustin’s Major Employers include many Fortune 500 companies, local small businesses, andmany of Austin’s destination locations.(click on the name to go directly to their current job listings): 3M - AMD - Apple - Applied Materials AT&T - Austin ISD - Dell - Facebook Freescale - GM Tech Center - IBM - IRS National Instruments - Samsung Seton Health Care - St. David’s Health Care State of Texas - University of TexasFor other employers and available positions throughout the Austin area, you can check with anyof the various employment websites, such as the Texas Workforce Commission. Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  8. 8. EducationDepending on where you work and if you have children, then knowing about our local schooldistricts will also assist you in determining which neighborhoods you may desire. Here’s a list ofour Independent School Districts, each serving various areas in and around Austin. Austin ISD - Bastrop ISD - Del Valle ISD Dripping Springs ISD - Eanes ISD - Elgin ISD Georgetown ISD - Hays CISD - Hutto ISD Lago Vista ISD - Lake Travis ISD - Leander ISD Liberty Hill ISD - Manor ISD - Pflugerville ISD Round Rock ISD - Taylor ISD - Wimberley ISD Search Homes for Sale within a specific School District Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  9. 9. Real EstateReal Estate values have remained strong, even during challenging economic times. Austin’shome values and home sales reached a 6 year high in December 2012. With home valuesincreasing, now is a great time to buy a home in Austin. Search Homes for Sale by City Name Search Homes for Sale by School District Search Homes for Sale by Neighborhood Areas Preview our Private Listings not seen on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).We’re here to help you in any way we can. It’s our commitment to you, as by assisting you easilytransition into the Austin area we’ll all benefit, maybe even become friends.If you are serious about relocating to Austin, please contact us by phone at 512-974-6704 orcomplete our Help Me Relocate form and we’ll get back with you as soon as possible. Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate
  10. 10. Referral Network The Red Door symbolizes Success and also draws attention to the entrance of a home, thereby clearly inviting visitors. Real Estate Broker to Broker ReferralsYes, we pay referral fees, so please know your clients will well cared for. Our team of Austin’s topRealtors will treat your referral client with our Signature Client for Life level of customer ser-vice. The unique needs of relocating families will become a top priority and they will be assistedin every aspect to relocate to Austin. We’ll even keep you informed as to their progress basedupon your desired level of communication.Referrals into Austin are assigned to one of our team members who will assist them in buyinga home, leasing a home, getting acquainted with Austin, and ensure they have a less stressfulmove.Referrals moving from Austin to your area will be connected with a team member to handle thelisting, selling, and moving out of their Austin home. A competitive market analysis, a detailedmarketing plan, and assistance as needed to arrange for their upcoming move will all beprovided.If you have a referral for us or would like to be included on our Red Door Referral Network,please call us at 512-794-6704 or complete the contact form. Shannon Schmitz Real Estate Group Austin, Texas, USA - Representing Distinctive Properties and Personalities - Austin Portfolio Real Estate

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