Austin Texas Green HomesThe greener a city gets, the more livable it becomes, and there’s no greener or more livable a city than Austin. Regularly ranked among the best places to live in the country – twice now in CNN/Money’s annual “10 best big cities” list – Austin is perfect for anyone who appreciates outdoor fun, colorful cultural events, great food, a wealth of employment opportunities, and the chance to enjoy all this in a healthy, sustainable environmental setting.
Austinites have long been big supporters of smart growth and environmental protection efforts, which is one of the reasons why Austin, Texas green homes are becoming more and more sought-after. Another reason behind the exponentially growing appeal of Austin, Texas green homes is the fact that they are eminently practical since they require lesser maintenance, rack up much lower utility fees and promote health and comfort. That they’re also kinder to the environment feels like icing on the cake.
Austin is going green on a large scale, from Austin Energy’s green building initiatives and clean energy thrust to curbside recycling and Pay-As-You-Throw trash collection programs. There’s also an abundance of farmer’s markets throughout the city and a wealth of parks and open spaces. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is the recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association's 2004 Gold Medal Award, which is given to the country’s best parks and recreation system. Austin currently maintains 206 parks, 12 preserves, over 74 miles of hike-and-bike trails, more than a hundred tennis courts and almost 50 swimming pools.
Would you like to learn more about Austin and Austin, Texas green homes? Check out the “Green Living” section for information and going-green resources you’ll find throughout the city. For a more in-depth look at the Austin green real estate market, please feel free to consult with Austin EcoBroker Audrey Pudder.
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