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Neighborhood near Tesla factory slated for more homes and an apartment building

Easton Park in Southeast Austin is growing even more. (Easton Park/Facebook)

Easton Park, one of Austin's hottest neighborhoods, is expanding with more homes and an apartment building in southeast Austin.


The Austin Business Journal reports civil engineering firm Consort Inc. submitted plans for 200 new single-family homes and a 300 unit apartment building. The master-planned community, which has closed on 1,000 homes, is on an eight- to 10-year track to build out its last phase of 12,000 homes.

In Austin's industrial southeast area near the airport, Easton Park has gained traction since construction on the Tesla Gigafactory started nearby last year. Homes start at around $300,000, lower than the median home price in Austin, which is $470,000.

Easton Park is also slated to be the location of the first Tesla Solar neighborhood—dubbed the nation's most sustainable residential community. The newly built homes will feature Tesla solar roof tiles and Powerwall battery storage as well as electric vehicle charging stations.

Austin Board of Realtors President Susan Horton has called this neighborhood, "a city within a city," as it develops beyond just homes. A CVS is currently under construction and a Summer Moon Coffee shop and McDonalds are soon to follow.

According to residential real estate data firm Zonda, Easton Park now ranks No. 4 in the Austin area for builder activity.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway