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🏡 Living the dream
A modern living room overlooking the Hill country.
You won’t be short on views — or natural light — at this property. | Photo courtesy of Compass
Do you find yourself binge-watching “House Hunters” or browsing for local properties online? Are you a regular Homes Tour connoisseur? Whether you’re in the market or not, we found nine swanky local homes for sale.

Strap in for a mini-tour of these Austin homes on the market right now.

3211 Oakmont Blvd. | $3.5 million | 4 Bed, 5 Bath
Built in 2022, this Rosedale oasis allows for the perfect mix of indoor/outdoor living with a heated pool, screened-in porch, and luxury finishes.

The back of a Spanish-style home and curvy pool.

This Spanish-style home is summer-ready.


Photo by Chris Diaz

3917 Balcones Dr. | $3.5 million | 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Half Bath
This Balcones Park manor backs up to Camp Mabry and spans 4,000 sqft across one story. Take note of the colorful tile work, wood-paneled loft, stately poolside patio, and open floor plan.

2407 Indian Trl. | $3.7 million | 5 Bed, 4 Bath
This Tarrytown home is ready to be made your own, with room to add a casita and a pool.

607 Schickel Ter. | $3.7 million | 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 2 Half Bath
Tucked away in Lakeway, this new build features a centerpiece fireplace, accordion glass doors for indoor/outdoor living, and sky-high ceilings. With luxurious finishes, this palace-like space is 4,900 sqft.

An outdoor terrace overlooking the city skyline.

The outdoor terrace almost doubles the space.


Photo courtesy of Compass

555 E. 5th St. | $3.8 million | 3 Bed, 3 Bath
Live out your urban fantasy at this airy condo in the center of Downtown. Absorb a panoramic view on the expansive 2,000-sqft terrace, enjoy a private spa and pool, and soak in the sunlight indoors with floor-to-ceiling windows.
What’s the most important part of a dream home?

A. A perfect location
B. A pool and hot tub combo
C. Enough rooms to get lost in
D. A guest house
E. A chef’s kitchen with upscale appliances
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
  • C’est la Vida | Wednesday, May 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd., Austin | Free | Tune into music from Javier Jara and watch contemporary dance from Sandie Donzica.
Thursday, May 25
  • Hot Luck Festival | Thursday, May 25-Saturday, May 27 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $150-$500 | This foodie festival brings together James Beard Award–winner Aaron Franklin’s favorite chefs and musicians nationwide.
  • Guided Cheese Tasting | Thursday, May 25 | 7-9 p.m. | The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St., Austin | $100 | Enjoy a seven-course selection of cheeses from all around the globe, courtesy of Antonelli’s.
Friday, May 26
  • Austin Greek Festival | Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 | Times vary | Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 414 St. Stephens School Rd., Austin | $5 | Greek cuisine, wine, dance, and fun await at this annual festival.
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News Notes
  • A new, 600-acre park (read: almost double the size of Zilker Park) is in the works near east Austin neighborhood Whisper Valley. The private developer behind the project plans to donate the park to the city of Austin upon completion. View the renderings. (KXAN)
  • The Texas Senate unanimously approved a bill that will allocate $430 million in funding to the state’s 50 community colleges — including Austin Community College — over the course of two years. House Bill 8 would also create a Financial Aid for Swift Transfer program for economically disadvantaged students. (Austin American-Statesman)
  • Taking over the former Truluck’s space downtown, Estelle’s is now open at 400 Colorado St. The jewel-toned bar, upscale kitchen, and social club doubles as a flower shop. Pro-tip: don’t miss happy hour 5-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Gas prices are projected to steadily hover around $3 per gallon going into Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. As of Monday, Travis County gas prices are $3.10, compared to the national average of $3.54.
  • Almost every county in Texas, including Travis County, is short on mental health care professionals. Although 248 of 254 counties are short, nearby Williamson County is holding strong. View the dashboard. (KXAN)
  • Seat belts on, everyone? Click it or get a ticket, because police officers will increase seat belt law enforcement from now until Sunday, June 4. According to the TxDOT, 1,258 unbuckled people died in 2022, up 2.5% from the year before. (KXAN)
  • The city of Kyle was almost 1,000 people named Kyle short of taking the world record of people with the same first name together at the same time. Dubbed the “Gathering of the Kyles,” the event had 1,490 Kyles in attendance, but couldn’t beat the current record of 2,325. (KVUE)
  • Contemplating an e-bike purchase? Upway — the No. 1 certified e-bike provider — sells top-quality electric bikes up to 60% cheaper than retail. Shop top e-bike brands in new or like-new condition. Bonus: Your bike will ship right to your door, so you can immediately experience the sheer joy of effortless travel.*
🚗 Hit the road (safely)
Someone rides their bicycle across the Butterfly Bridge near the Central Library.
Don’t forget to put on your seat belt when you it the roads, no matter the city. | Photo by ATXtoday
Drive safe out there, because Austin roadways are among some of the most dangerous in Texas.

Austin’s portion of I-35 is the second-most dangerous roadway in Texas, representing 1.5% of deadly crashes from 2016-2020, according to a recent ValuePenguin study. Across the state, one third of pedestrian deaths occurred on an interstate or U.S. highway, and I-35 as a whole was the most dangerous road with 198 — or 6.2% — fatalities.

But it’s not all bad. Austin roads ranked No. 13 most dangerous overall, with 1.62 accidents per 10,000 people. Congress Avenue and Riverside Drive marked Austin’s most dangerous local streets.

However, San Antonio is home to four of the top five most dangerous local streets, so keep your eyes on the road when heading southbound on I-35. View the full report.
The Wrap
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From the editor
Along my house hunting travels, I discovered the iconic Bohn House is on the market for the first time in over a decade for a cool $9.8 million. I’ve driven past this historic home many times, so I’m glad to see that the interior is as impressive as the exterior.
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