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schools

West Austin is served by the Eanes Independent School District (ISD), which includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. All nine of these schools are rated as exemplary by the State of Texas.

As a result of the Eanes ISD's focus on providing high-quality education in all of its schools, students from the district consistently score higher than Texas averages, and achieve SAT and ACT scores higher than the national averages. Based on its test scores, the district ranks sixth out of the 950 school districts in Texas.

Leading west Austin schools

Below we've provided an overview of a few of west Austin's leading schools.

Barton Creek Elementary

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Barton Creek Elementary is a co-ed public school offering

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sports golf

Best known for its thriving college sports scene, Austin is a popular destination for young athletes wanting to break into the major leagues. It's also a great city for those who like watching and participating in sports.

Austin is home to a selection of minor league sports teams. Its sports scene also has an international flavor, with the city serving as a stop-off on both the Formula One Championship and X-Games tours.

Texas Longhorns

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The University of Texas at Austin dominates the Austin sports scene in a number of sporting codes.

The university’s football team has a following that easily eclipses those of a number of NFL franchises, and its derby matches against the Texas A&M Aggies are among the highest profile national sports

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developments

In January this year, Forbes ranked Austin as the top city in its “America's Cities of the Future” list – based on forecast growth for the next decade.

Among the many other publications to peg Austin as a “boom-town” was the Chief Executive, which named Austin the best city in its 2015 "Best and Worst States for Business".

States that were ranked highly by the Chief Executive are those that, like Austin, foster growth through progressive business development programs, have low income tax (Austin has 0%), and offer residents a high standard of living.

Austin's economic boom

Like most major cities in Texas, Austin has experienced an economic boom in recent years as a result of many large corporations relocating operations, or sometimes even

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standard of living Austin is a rapidly expanding city with beautiful scenery, a vibrant culture, and one of the nation's most favorable job climates. Along with burgeoning job growth, it offers higher salaries and lower living costs than most other major business centers in the country.

In 2015, WalletHub ranked Austin as the best large U.S. city to live in.

It also ranked Austin second in the country for the quality of its schools system, and third in the United States for "Highest Household Income Adjusted by Cost of Living."

The Austin environment

Key advantages of Austin are its almost year-round sunshine and vast tracts of open land, including rivers and creeks, lakes, forest, and more than 29,000 acres of park land, with miles of hiking and walking trails.

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schoolEast Austin falls under the Austin Independent School District (AISD), which serves about 130 schools.

The AISD largely succeeds in its aims, which include providing high-quality education to students and inspiring them to make a positive contribution to society.

The district employs 261 National Board Certified teachers – more than any other school district in Texas – and has partnered with world-class universities, innovative businesses, and non-profit organizations to help prepare students for college.

East Austin leading schools

East Austin includes a large number of excellent public and private schools. Here we consider just a small selection of leading schools in the area.

Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) High School

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festiveAustin is famous for its many live music festivals and concerts, with the city promoting itself as the "Live Music Capital of the World.” In addition, Austin plays host to a wide variety of other events, ranging from film festivals and Dragon Boat races to fireworks displays and Brazilian Carnaval celebrations.

January

MLK March and Festival

This annual celebration commemorates the achievements of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and promotes multiculturalism in Austin. The event starts with a march from the University of Texas at Austin campus to Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin, where the festival is held. The festival features vendors, food stands, and live music acts. All residents of Austin are invited to participate in the march and

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So it is time to move and you are starting to look at apartments or condos. The place you like is great for you, but how is your dog going to like it? If you want a quick and easy checklist to see how dog friendly that dream home really is, then this is for you!

dogs

First let’s consider the internal amenities:

Access to Potty Area and length of time to get there

Know where the designated potty area for your building is and how long it takes to walk there from your front door. After all, you are going to be making this journey three or more times per day.

Stairwell / Elevator

Is the elevator or stairwell really that convenient? Although being right next to one seems like the way to reduce potty break times, consider that some elevators are

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