Friday, 06 December 2013
Last fall the Texas Highways publication asked its readers to share their favorite places in the State of Texas to create a Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations. The response was magnificent as readers poured in their thoughts by phone, email, Facebook, and some amazingly detailed letters. Thousands of TH readers helped shape the final list which will be revealed throughout 2014.
Bastrop is proud to be on the list coming in at Number 38. In this month's issue you can find #36-40 and joining theLost Pines on the list is a community from the Llano Estacado, East Texas' wilds, a charming Highland Lakes community and Americas' fourth-largest city.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
You are terrific! The experience of working with you to sell my home was extraordinary. And to think that you accomplished it from a distance of almost 5,000 miles away makes this feat even more notable. You were always just a phone call or text message away, and your attention to detail helped me receive top dollar for my home.
You are a friend and a business partner, and I truly value that relationship. I heartily recommend you and your team.
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
I have included a link to a recent article from the “Dallas Morning News” about Bastrop, Texas which encourages tourism to the area after the devastating wildfires of September 2011. The community has really come together and the rebuilding is going strong.
The Elm Street Inn, which is mentioned in the article, is one of my listings and it recently went under contract. The link to the listing is below:
I would like to invite you to experience this wonderful part of Texas and come for a visit. We are open for business!
Friday, 30 April 2010
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The Colony is conveniently located between
It is also within minutes of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa where Colony residents receive a special membership rate for golfing privileges.
There are still some wonderful values in The Colony and I’ll be glad to schedule an appointment with you to preview them.
All my best,
Thursday, 04 February 2010
National Trust for Historic Preservation Names Bastrop, Texas, to its 2010 List of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations
Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2010)—Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Bastrop, Texas, one of its 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Bastrop, nominated by Bastrop Main Street, was selected for its unique place in Texas history, its well-preserved and vibrant downtown, its rich and varied calendar of annual events and its proximity to the Lost Pines natural region. In the month of February, Bastrop will be participating in the first-ever public online voting contest for the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations Fan Favorite.
For 10 years the National Trust for Historic Preservation has annually selected communities across America that offer cultural and recreational experiences different from those found at the typical vacation destination. From dynamic downtowns and stunning architecture to cultural diversity and a commitment to historic preservation, sustainability and revitalization, the selected destinations boast a richness of character and exude an authentic sense of place.
“The city of Bastrop is remarkable for its vibrant, walkable downtown, distinguished architecture, celebrated cultural diversity, and a population devoted to protecting its character,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “Bastrop embodies everything that a distinctive destination should be, and I hope many will take the opportunity to visit when our annual National Preservation Conference takes place in Austin in October 2010.”
Nestled against the banks of the Colorado River just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, Bastrop boasts a history that dates back over 175 years. The town offers visitors a glimpse of Texas’ rich past, a dynamic downtown filled with 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, unique restaurants and shops and access to two state parks. Established in 1832 as one of Stephen F. Austin’s original colonies and later home to many participants in Texas’ struggle for independence, Bastrop is widely recognized as one of the most historic communities in Texas.
· Bastrop County Historical Museum, located in a restored 1853 home, is one of over 130 homes and sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places
· Yesterfest, a family-friendly annual festival, held the last weekend in April, celebrates the cultures that make up Bastrop’s story: African American, American Indian, Mexican, German, Scottish, Czech and Cowboy
· Bastrop Opera House, built in 1889, is one of the oldest in Central Texas and still offers performances
· Bastrop and Beuscher state parks, part of the ecologically unique Lost Pines region, are nearby
· El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail links Bastrop with dozens of other historic places from Louisiana to Mexico
· Over 15 restaurants, including Anita’s and Maxine’s on Main, serve locally produced food, and the town has two farmers markets
· Downtown Bastrop showcases an array of interesting boutiques, many housed in adapted historic buildings
· The Colorado River, which runs right through downtown, is lined with parks and miles of walking and biking trails
For the first time, the public will determine which of the 12 destinations will be the 2010 Fan Favorite. From February 3 to February 28, any legal resident of the U.S., 18 years of age or older, can vote as often as they like for their favorite city or town on this year’s list. The winner of the popular vote will be announced on March 1, 2010. Voters are automatically entered to win a complimentary two night stay at any Historic Hotel of America. No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited. Visit www.PreservationNation.org/ddd for official rules, information about Historic Hotels of America, to learn more about this year’s destinations, and to begin voting!
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
New Listing in The Colony Community, Bastrop, TX
“Elegant European Flair” – This custom stucco and stone home was just listed in The Colony, one of Central Texas’ premier gated communities located just 15 minutes from the Austin International Bergstrom (ABIA) airport. It is also just minutes from the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa where golf memberships are available to The Colony residents at a special rate for individuals and families.
Click on the link below to view the virtual tour and make an appointment today to preview this lovely property.
Contributed by Janis Penick
Friday, 03 April 2009
Just Listed – 120 Eight Oaks Drive, Bastrop, TX
This new listing is located in The Colony subdivision in Bastrop, TX and is offered for $428,900
The MLS reference number is #5660242. This stone/stucco home is casual elegance at its best on a 1+ acre lot. For more details on this property, view this listing in the
“Featured Listings” tab.
The Colony is a prestigious gated community located just 15 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
The Owner’s Amenity Center is one of the nicest in Central Texas and includes a Junior Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, hike and bike trails, a weight/exercise room, soccer fields and more.
The Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa is just minutes away and offers a special membership to The Colony residents to their Wolfdancer golf course.
Call Janis Penick to view this lovely new listing.
Wednesday, 01 April 2009
This is my first entry to my blog site but this is hardly a joke! I am excited to launch my new website designed by Pro Step Marketing.
This project has taken two years from start to finish. I spent about a year researching the market to select a designer who specialized in designing sites for real estate professionals. After interviewing top producers across the country, I knew I had selected the right company and I’m so proud of the finished product.
This site was designed for you, the consumer, to provide you with information about the wonderful community I live and work in. I hope you will mark it as one of your favorites if you want additional information about Bastrop or Fayette Counties, TX. This site is a work in progress and I will be adding new information on a regular basis.
I look forward to visiting with you in the future.