enjoy casual dining in a friendly atmosphere. World class acts perform at Stubbs,
The Moody and other downtown clubs and
concert halls. Every year the whole town
celebrates music with the annual South by
Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits
(ACL) multi-day music festivals.
Ready to shop? Stroll the 2nd Street
District for the latest in fashion, accessories
and home style. Stop for refreshment at
a sidewalk café. Make an appointment to
finish up with a soothing massage or mani-
pedi at a sleek salon.
For those who love outdoor sports and
activities, Central Austin abounds with
opportunity for walking, running, biking,
rowing, kayaking, tennis and golf. The
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
extends from East Austin to West Austin
with several bridges crossing the Lake.
The Shoal Creek greenbelt trail begins at
Lady Bird Lake just east of Lamar and
runs along the creek to 38th Street, a 6. 5
mile round trip. City owned Caswell
Tennis Center is located at Shoal Creek
and 24th St. There are also three city-
owned golf courses within Central Austin:
Lions, Hancock and Morris Williams.
Central Austin neighborhoods are also
diverse. North of the University, charming
Hyde Park boasts 100+ year old Victorian mansions, Craftsman cottages and
the occasional student condo complex.
In West Austin, the crown jewels of
Tarrytown, Pemberton, Old West Austin
and Brykerwoods are home to dignified
mansions, classic bungalows and newly
built retro-modern houses.
Developed between 1935 and 1970,
Rosedale, Allandale, Crestview and Violet
Crown are in the north part of Central
Austin. East of I- 35 trendy meets traditional in a lively ethnic and cultural mix.
Revitalized neighborhoods and artists’
studio districts have brought new prosperity to East Austin. An entire new
neighborhood, Mueller, has been created
on land that was once the Austin airport.
Low-rise and high-rise, older and brand
new condominiums and apartments are
available throughout Central Austin. A
Mueller. Photo by Garreth Wilcock