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Since pool time is now upon us, today is not too late to improve your waistline as well as your health. Listed below is a top ten healthy food list created by Texas A&M that has benefits you don't want to miss.

Almonds—antioxidants in almonds can lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Almonds can be a hassle-free snack to take to school or work. Drop some into a snack bag and leave them in plain view. Instead of going to the vending machine, nibble on your almonds instead.

Apples—apples are a great source of fiber, may help slow aging, and can lower your risk of stroke. In order to incorporate apples into your diet, try pre-slicing them. Sprinkling apples with a bit of lemon juice will keep them from browning. From there, you can make small

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Texas Hill Country VineyardWhile I'm no wine snob, I do have a passion for the Texas Hill Country. So here's a one-off blog post that you wouldn't expect to see on my site about Hill Country vineyards, wine trails and wine tours. I imagine every city in every state that has vineyards, has wine trails and tours of some sort. This post provides information about wine trails and tours in the Texas Hill Country. Numerous Hill Country businesses provide this service.

The Texas Hill Country Vineyards

While Texas is fast becoming known for its rapidly growing wine region, the Texas Hill Country serves as the hub for wine trails and touring with more than 36 wineries within a 25 mile radius of Fredericksburg alone. The Highland Lakes area in Burnet and Marble Falls, as well as the

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Williamson County Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown TXThe Oaks at San Gabriel is an exciting new Georgetown Texas development with 843 home sites, some of which are along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River. With lots available this summer this nearly 400 acre community has the modern conveniences and amenities that homeowners have come to look for in todays demanding real estate market. The Oaks at San Gabriel offers breathtaking Hill Country views, natural landscaping with native stone, all built around more than 100 acres of park land & open space.

The Oaks at San Gabriel Amenities

Amenities at The Oaks at San Gabriel include an amenity center with swimming pool, playground, pavilion, picnic areas and hiking trails that takes you along the banks of the San Gabriel River. The Oaks is close

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Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in LeanderThe almost 800 acre Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander, Texas is a fun place for the entire family. This public park  offers playscapes, six basketball courts, eight tennis courts, a football field surrounded by a 400 meter track, two softball fields and eleven soccer fields. The hike & bike trails surround the outside perimeter of the developed park land. The Cedar Rock Railroad's miniature train provides visitor's views of  the landscapes and habitats of the park. Also don't forget about the Quarry Splash Pad and the 18-hole professional disc golf course which are discussed in more detail below. The Southwest Williamson County Regional Park is open every day from 7:30 am to 10pm. The park is located at 3005 County Road 175, Leander, TX

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Homes for Sale in Mayfield RanchMayfield Ranch is a family oriented community located in Round Rock and Georgetown, Texas. Mayfield Ranch offers homeowners access to greenbelts, a beautiful amenity center and lush open spaces throughout the community. Builders in Mayfield Ranch include Highland Homes, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Ryland and Lexor Homes. Residents will also appreciate the top notch education offered in Mayfield Ranch by the Round Rock Independent School District and the Leander Independent School District. Neighborhoods within the Mayfield Ranch community include:

  • Highlands at Mayfield Ranch - Georgetown, TX - Georgetown ISD
  • Mayfield Ranch Enclave - Round Rock, TX - Round Rock ISD
  • Parkside at Mayfield Ranch - Georgetown, TX - Leander ISD
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Avery Ranch Homes for Sale in Austin, TXAvery Ranch is one of North Austin's most sought after communities with its resort style amenities and golf club. Spanning 1,800 acres and containing over 4,000 homes, residents in Avery Ranch enjoy an active lifestyle in a beautiful natural setting, rich in amenities. Attractive landscaped streets feature a wide variety of home styles and quiet neighborhoods, all connected by an extensive network of trails and parks. Avery Ranch real estate ranges from condos & townhomes to custom estates offered by a selection of respected local builders.

Amenities in Avery Ranch

With 17 Hill Country acres dedicated to recreation, residents have plenty to do in Avery Ranch. Just a few of the conveniences and activities include : swimming pools, amenity centers,

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Homes for Sale in Teravista, Round Rock, TXTeravista is a beautiful master-planned community located in historic Round Rock and Georgetown. Teravista homeowners enjoy award-winning golf and recreation as well as nearby education and medical centers, shopping and entertainment.

Teravista Amenities

Amenities  in Teravista include a clubhouse with events & gathering room, a Junior Olympic pool, splash pool, fitness center, basketball court, lighted sand volleyball and tennis courts, trails, playgrounds and an onsite activities director and community management. Next door to Teravista is Ikea, Round Rock Premium Outlets, Cinemark 14, REI, PetSmart and many more shops and restaurants.

Teravista Golf Club

The Teravista Golf Club is a 7,200 yard and 18-hole championship course with a practice

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Santa Rita Ranch Liberty Hill Homes for SaleSanta Rita Ranch is a 3100 acre master-planned community that will have 6000+ hill country homes located in Liberty Hill, TX. Santa Rita Ranch will feature a Farm House welcome center, pools and a splash pad for the kids, sports courts and numerous hike & bike trails that wind throughout the community. Also, a 38 acre Town Center is planned with restaurants, shopping and neighborhood conveniences. The reputable home builders in this community include Highland Homes, Castlerock Communities and Wilshire Homes. Students in Santa Rita Ranch will attend the excellent schools in Liberty Hill ISD and Georgetown ISD.  Santa Rita Ranch is just minutes away from shopping in Georgetown and Cedar Park.

Santa Rita Ranch features a total of nine neighborhood

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Texas Home Buying TipsBuying a new home is a life changing experience. It can be a challenging journey at times, however, it can also be a pleasant experience if you do some work in advance to get prepared. The tips below will help answer any questions you may have about getting ready to buy a home or any type of real estate for that matter. Also feel free to contact a real estate professional at Longhorn Realty, LLC where we're ready to help with questions, comparables, lender recommendations, property information and anything else a buyer may need to get started searching for a home in the Austin area.

Check your credit.

If you are going to need a mortgage to buy a house, you must make sure your credit history is as clean as possible. A few months before you start

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Mason Hills Homes for Sale in LeanderMason Hills is a new master-planned community developed by KB Home in Leander, TX,  near Crystal Falls Parkway and Lakeline Blvd. KB Home purchased the 330 acre Mason Ranch where it now plans to build over 1000 homes in the Mason Hills community. Planned amenities include a private park, basketball courts, pool and hike and bike trails. Mason Hills is also just minutes away from the 800 acre Southwest Williamson County Regional Park which offers a wide array of outdoor activities. Students in the Mason Hills community will attend school in the highly desirable Leander ISD.

With easy access to 183 and 183A this commuter friendly location offers Mason Hills residents Capital Metro Rail service between Leander and downtown Austin. Mason Hills

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