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 bunga-
lows 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 few towers
exceed 30 stories and afford stunning views of
Austin, Lady Bird Lake and the Hill Country.
And, Austin’s Metro Rail system links Crestview, Mueller and East Austin to Downtown
Submitted by Kay Keesee,
Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
With its abundance of greenspace, soccer
fields, golf course, country club, Olympic-size,
heated swimming pool, and the Veloway,
Circle C Ranch is a community unto itself.
Located in South Austin, Circle C’s northern
boundary is Davis Lane, and it extends south
to just past Highway 45, and is bounded on
the east by Brodie Lane and to the west by FM
1826, and offers easy access to Mopac.
Popular with families, singles and empty
nesters because of its location, scenery, and
proximity to downtown Austin, Circle C was
the first master-planned community built in
Austin, and there’s something for everyone.
Homes range from the $135 to $175 per square
feet, and the area offers an active homeowner’s association.
People live downtown for many reasons, but
mostly to be in the heart of the city’s vibrant
urban lifestyle. They enjoy the unparalleled
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