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R. Victoria Peterson graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Corporate Communications.

After teaching elementary school for several years, Victoria decided to pursue other interests and goals. She is now focusing on some of her evolving passions: Real Estate, Writing/Journalism, Animal Medicine and Leathery.

She loves the city of Austin with all it's diversity and culture, yet she has found that the Texas country is where she truly can call home at the end of the day, on acreage with cattle, horses and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gunnison.

Victoria enjoys attending charity-driven galas as well as local businesses and eateries to help promote their causes through her writing.

Victoria is a REALTOR® with ERA Colonial Real Estate and is helping to grow and strengthen her team - TEAM ASTON, with quarterly events and unique marketing platforms.

Victoria strives to guide and represent her clients with any real estate need whether it's a first time home-buyer or a seasoned investor; a farm and ranch property or a condo in the city.

Downtown Living Tour Of Modern And Historic Austin

Looking for something stimulating, healthy, educational and fun to do this weekend?  I have the perfect suggestion for you which includes a little bit of everything.  Invite your friends and family, pick a cool spot for lunch in the middle of it all and join in on the action.  The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) presents the 8th Annual Downtown Living Tour, a self-guided tour featuring homes, historic landmarks, modern residences and commercial spaces all located in  78701 zip code area.  DANA’s mission it to “improve the quality of life for those who live, work and play downtown.”  The association actually influences the many decisions that affect our downtown area and also plays an active role in educating residents about downtown and listens to issues that affect them.

Guests of the tour are encouraged to walk, bike or pedicab to each location and view the architecture of interiors and exteriors, decor, styles and design. General admission ticket holders will get to see spaces including The Buttrey Building, The Brown Building and the 360 Condominiums; for a full list of tour stops, click here.

For tour-goers who want to take the tour to the next level, the VIP package includes access to spaces including the and The Austin Woman’s Club, for a full list, click here.  Plus, included in the VIP package, guests will also have access to the After Party at Bar Louie in downtown Austin and will enjoy appetizers, drinks and live music!

(Photo Credit: andrewbutlerphotos.com)

Proceeds from the tour will go in part to benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, which enables uninsured and low income  musicians to have affordable access to healthcare for illness prevention and well being.

The forecast for Sunday is sunny and a high of beautiful 84 degrees, so get on your walking shoes, bring your cameras and friends and enjoy a day of viewing the ornate and historic spaces that help make Austin a one-of-a-kind city!

WHEN: Sunday April 22, 2012. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click herefor tour stops.

(Photo Credit: AustinTowers.net)

TICKETS: Click here to purchase tickets.
Early Bird General Admission: $25
Early Bird General Admission and VIP After Party: $40
Early Bird VIP Package: $75

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