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Old 05-25-2007, 05:32 PM
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Here's an article about the farm:
http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stories/realestate/01/19sunset.html (broken link)

In case links aren't allowed here's the pertinent part:
Local developers Walters Southwest Co. and Endeavor Real Estate Group are adding 175,000 square feet of shops to the already sprawling retail portion of the mixed-use development.

The two companies hope to preserve the cut-stone farm house and barn still on the site and use them for restaurant and office space, provided they are structurally sound.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:37 AM
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Default Info on Sunset Valley

I moved into the Villas at Sunset Valley from Westlake Hills last month and I LOVE it! Everything about Sunset Valley is the way Austin used to be back in the day (I've lived in austin from 78 to present except for military years).

[url=http://www.sunsetvalley.org/]Sunset Valley -- Welcome to Sunset Valley, Texas[/url]
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Key words if you are deciding to move here? Must have money as you will not find a more quiet, non-major traffic, everything is sooo close neighborhood in the immediate Austin area.

On the Sunset Valley website check out those killer rebates vs what city of Austin gives! For 650 bucks total rebates you can more than afford an energy star certified clothes washer!

The villas is the last residential development allowed in Sunset Valley and right now they are sold out.

[url=http://www.mercedeshomes.com/find_home/community/index.aspx?COMMUNITY_ID=100181]Mercedes Homes: Find Your Home: Villas at Sunset Valley: Community of new homes in Austin, Texas[/url]

If you do find another property in Sunset Valley you cannot divide up the land and build apartments or a duplex, everything must remain the same except if it is your primary residence you may tear down and rebuild new (One new resident is doing that, from 50's style and tech to brand new green built and energy star). You might encounter a problem with the bidding though as the city (We have an investment fund) is using the money from the fund to purchase properties up for sale, which I think is soooo kickbutt!

Low taxes, convenient to 290 and slowpac (I use the road next to the school bus depot, all the dumbarses use Brodie), our own community garden behind city hall, recycling facilities, kickbutt rebates (What does Austin do with all their money? 50 bucks is chump change), land preservation and nature trails (I have deer that feed behind my house), a kickbutt police force, pro military and pro veteran oriented, and a very friendly and responsible Mayor and city council, and the city buys up properties thus making our real estate value go up even more! What more could you want?

P.S. Very, very low crime. East and South Austin troublemakers know that S.V.P.D. does not play around. They usually do not venture into Western Trails or Sunset Valley, the farthest I've seen them walking or driving around is Westgate neighborhood, which is in sad shape right now like most of Austin.

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Location: Central Texas
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Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that they passed. It does explain a lot, though. It was a wonderful, unique place.

And, yes, there's lots to Sunset Valley besides what most people see when they drive through, just as there's lots more to Round Rock and Georgetown and Buda and even Austin than what people see when they drive through. I've been watching what's happened to Sunset Valley for probably 20 years now, and it's a shame. Started when people who moved out past it but wanted a quick way into Austin after they moved pushed through, for their own convenience, some road agendas opposed by the people whose town they'd be driving through, and that was the beginning of what we see now. What you're "punishing" Sunset Valley for is simply the result of what others did to them - once the roads were there, over their protest, the shopping was bound to follow.

Shame, really.
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