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Date Archives: September 2022

September
19

About the 17th Annual Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass in Leander

Mark your calendar: the 17th Annual Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival is on its way. Sponsored by the city's Honda dealership, this event has brought fans of this musical genre together for nearly 20 years. Some of our real estate agents have gathered information about this year's festival, including which bands will be featured live on stage. You'll find all the details below.

About the Festival

This year's Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival is set for October 7th and 8th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. You'll find it at the Mason Homestead field at 1001 S Baghdad Road in Leander, Texas, just south of the Leander Public Library. Attendees can park at the library or in any of the public parking lots in the area near our Leander homes for sale.  

Admission to the main event is free, and Fun Zone wristbands can be purchased at the area's entrance for $15. Each wristband gets a child unlimited access to the Fun Zone amenities during one day of the event. 

There is very little seating available, but attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets to set up on the grass if they want to make themselves more comfortable. Come early if you want a spot close to the stage – these areas tend to fill up fast. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leashes during the entire event. 

Two Nights of Memorable Music

The Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival celebrates the high-spirited, quick-stepping tunes that define the genre. The four performances slated for 2022 will surely have you tapping your toes all night long. 

Friday's event will kick off with a performance by Randy Collier and Grassland at 6:15 PM, followed by the Lost Pines at 8:00 PM. On Saturday, the Hot Pickin' 57s will take the stage at 6:15 PM, followed by the Downtown String Band at 8:00 PM. 

Food, Shopping, and Fun

The music isn't the only reason to visit this popular Leander festival. The event will also be packed with food vendors where you can pick up some snacks or dinner. You'll be able to choose from festival classics like hot dogs and French fries, BBQ, and sweet treats like fried candy bars and ice cream cones. You can also buy various hot and cold drinks, including craft beer from some of the best brewers in the area. 

You may also spot some crafts vendors on the premises during festival hours. While not as common as food vendors, there are usually at least a handful of local craftspeople selling their wares at a booth during this yearly event. Many of them carry bluegrass-themed trinkets to help festival-goers commemorate the occasion. Take a look and see what one-of-a-kind items are available this year.

Want to bring your kids along? With the Fun Zone up and running, they won't need to be bluegrass fans to have a good time. This kids' area features slides, a bouncy castle, and many other pieces of equipment your kids can use to have a blast.

Experience Leander's Charm

There's a reason bluegrass fans gather in Leander to enjoy their music. You can make it your home with help from our experienced real estate team. Contact us today.

September
12

Visit The Downtown Georgetown Cultural District

Georgetown

If you've never been to Georgetown's Cultural District, it's time to get out there and see what this exciting area has in store for you. This 40-block area has been designated a special arts zone by the Texas Commission on the Arts. It's one of 51 such districts across the state, and in our real estate agents' opinions, it's one of the best. Here are some of the attractions and events that make this area such a fundamental part of Georgetown's charm.

Historical Attractions

The Cultural District has a rich and storied past in addition to its vibrant present. Historical aficionados near our Georgetown homes for sale can enjoy lectures, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations at the Williamson Museum, an institution founded in 1997 to preserve the history of this part of Central Texas. The museum's grounds include a striking statue of Robert McAlpin Williamson, also known as "Three-Legged Willie," due to the wooden leg he used as a mobility aid after contracting tuberculous arthritis. 

The Cultural District also contains some incredible examples of old Texas architecture, including the gorgeous art deco Georgetown Palace Theatre and the Grace Heritage Center

Visual Arts and Sculpture

The visual arts are also a big part of the Cultural District's focus. The area's Georgetown Art Center features a selection of curated art exhibits that are switched out for new ones every few weeks. Nearby Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts also has a public student gallery that displays the work of the school's budding artists. Both galleries offer the chance to view works in an incredible variety of mediums, and admission to both is free.

If you prefer to enjoy art outdoors, you'll love the Cultural District's Sculpture Tour. This ongoing event is sponsored by the City of Georgetown, decorating the streets with sculptures by some of the district's most prominent areas. 

Not only does the library host sculptures on its grounds, but it also showcases the works of local artists in its exhibit area and hosts two yearly state-level events: the Art Hop competition and the Texas Society of Sculptors show. These high-profile events show off the works of the very best in Texas' art world, and they're just a few blocks away from Georgetown residents' front doors. 

Live Theatre and Music

The performing arts also have a big presence in the Cultural District's art scene. Between the Sarofim School of Fine Arts and the Georgetown Palace Theatre, Georgetown residents get the chance to see dozens of live stage performances each year. 

Georgetown's classical music fans have plenty of opportunities to enjoy world-class concerts in this district. Famous symphonies like the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra and the Central Texas Philharmonic play regularly at show locations around the area. There is also a free concert available at the Georgetown Public Library on the third Sunday of each month. The Cultural District even hosts the Texas Bach Festival every spring, an exciting event that allows fans of the illustrious composer to get together and share their love of his enduring work and legacy. 

Georgetown's Cultural District is thriving and will keep growing and evolving as time goes on. Contact us today to start your search for your new Georgetown home with our expert team on your side. 

September
6

7 Tips for Keeping Your Windows Clean

Windows

When cleaning your home, make sure to include your windows in your cleaning efforts. Our real estate agents know that clean windows make a big difference in the amount of natural light that can enter your home, helping any room look bright and roomy. Here are a few tips to help you keep your windows clean. 

  1. Vacuum Around Your Windows
    Window sills are a magnet for dust, hair, and dirt. Keep them clean and prevent these things from migrating to your windows by vacuuming your windows during your cleaning routine. 
  1. Clean on an Overcast Day
    A cloudy, overcast day is an excellent time to clean your windows. When cleaning on a sunny day, you run the risk of the sun drying your cleaning solution before you're done, leading to unsightly streaks. However, a rainy day has the potential to splash rainwater on your windows while you're cleaning, combating your efforts.
  1. Invest in a Window Squeegee
    A window squeegee is a game-changer when washing your windows. Look for one that includes a scrubber. Use the scrubber to wet your windows with your cleaning solution and remove any stuck-on grime. Then, use the squeegee side to remove the remaining solution from the window. Start at the top of the window and squeegee to the bottom. Resume your squeegeeing at the top of the window, slightly overlapping your last path.  When you're done, use a lint-free cloth to remove any remaining water at the bottom of your windows and around the corners and sides. 
  1. Rethink Your Glass Cleaner
    While commercial glass cleaner products will clean your windows, they aren't necessary. Instead, you can make your own glass cleaner by combining a few drops of dish soap with warm water. This homemade cleaner is a cheap, easy option for helping your windows look their best. 
  1. Make Sure to Clean Your Window Screens
    Dirty window screens will minimize your home's natural light and prevent your windows from looking shiny and clean. You should also clean your screens before adding your home to the list of Cedar Park homes for sale. Remove your window screens and wash them with water and a few drops of dish detergent using a soft cloth or sponge. If your screens have a lot of buildup, you can use a degreasing cleaner to remove stubborn grime. Rinse the screens with clean water and allow them to dry before reinserting them.
  1. Wash Your Drapes or Blinds
    Your drapes and blinds are another source of dirt and dust that can migrate to your newly cleaned windows. Begin by vacuuming your window coverings to get rid of lint, hair, and dust. If they're in need of a thorough cleaning, launder your draperies according to the care instructions. Or, if you have blinds, combine a little degreaser with warm water and clean them using this solution and a microfiber cloth.
  1. Make Window Cleaning a Regular Part of Your Cleaning Schedule
    Cleaning your windows is much less daunting when it's part of your normal cleaning regimen. You'll want to clean your windows at least twice a year and spot clean in between cleanings. If you live somewhere with a lot of pollen or dust, consider cleaning your windows every four months. 

Follow these simple tips to ensure your windows are gleaming and dust-free after your cleaning session. Interested in selling your home? Contact us to get started!

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