Lake Travis - Westlake Edition | July 2020

LAKE TRAVIS WESTLAKE EDITION

VOLUME 11, ISSUE 7  JULY 16AUG. 13, 2020

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Western Travis County responds to evolving socio-political movement

BY AMY RAE DADAMO

The coronavirus pandemic has been imposing signicant challenges for the upcoming school year for districts across the state and nation. In west- ern Travis County, Eanes ISD Superin- tendent Tom Leonard has frequently referred to the situation as the dis- trict’s “Apollo 13 mission.” But another issue has emerged and demanded responses from leaders not just at EISD, but throughout the Lake Travis-Westlake area. A move- ment seeking equality and justice and often led by younger community residents is leading to policy shifts that are beginning to take shape in institutions throughout the area.

AALIYA MAKNOJIYA, LAKE TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT I just wanted to organize something that was for our Lake Travis and surrounding communities that would use creativity and make an impact at the same time.”

A demonstration took place at the Hill Country Galleria on June 13 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Participants created chalk drawings throughout the center’s main plaza in front of the Bee Cave Public Library. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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2020 2019 Compared with March through April 2019, the Lake Travis-Westlake market has shown a steeper decline in months of inventory—the amount of time it would take to sell all of the listings in a given area—since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

Lake Travis-Westlakemarket retains desirability

BY BRIAN RASH

Realtors, residential sales in May 2020 in the ve-county region that makes up the Greater Austin metropolitan statistical area dropped almost 30% to 2,697. But while anticipated negative eects of the pandemic have created a lag in the market, members of ABoR and other local real estate companies said the recent data also shows that CONTINUED ON 30

The residential real estate market in the Greater Austin area has shown a steep drop in the total amount of inventory since the COVID-19 pan- demic began in the U.S., and local experts have said that sales in the same ve-county region have also dropped as a direct result. Compared with data from May 2019 provided by the Austin Board of

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