North Austin is Tech Town
When you head up north on Austin’s Mopac Express way, you are entering a part of Austin quite separate from its southern neighbor. While South Austin is known for its kitch and dedication to keeping Austin weird, north Austin is an area that is all about progress. Home of the Austin Tech Ridge, residents of north Austin are not afraid to look to the future. North Austin is also home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment attractions. If you want to be on the cutting edge, north Austin is the destination for you.
The Austin Tech Ridge is one of the largest centers of technology in the country. Touted as the Texas Silicon Valley the Austin Tech Ridge is home to start up companies and established technology giants alike. Companies like 3M, IBM and Google all have offices located in north Austin. Employees enjoy short commutes to their offices by living in the surrounding residential areas and luxury apartment buildings.
North Austin is also recent host to the new Domain multi-use center. This shopping/business/residential park has been a big hit in the north Austin area. From boutique chocolate shops to big name designers, the Domain offers the citizens of north Austin world class shopping. The Domain is also home to luxury apartment and condos as well as businesses like Convio and the Texas Culinary Academy.
In the nooks and crannies of north Austin, you will find quiet, well shaded neighborhoods. Tucked back off of Koenig Road you will find the Allandale neighborhood. A favorite of bikers for its slow traffic and tall trees, this neighborhood is a gem in the heart of north Austin. Allandale is located just off of Mopac and close to Shoal Creek.
Just a little jaunt up Mopac will bring you to the Far West neighborhood. Often overlooked, Far West is a hidden treasure in north Austin. If you turn down Hart Lane from Far West Boulevard you will enter a community with twisted Texas trees and winding roads. With more green space, trees and creek beds than you can shake a stick at, the Far West neighborhood is a little slice of heaven. Popular with humans and deer alike, Far West is a haven in north Austin.
North Austin is an area that is accustom to looking into the future. Its forward thinking residents are ready to build up and move on to the next great thing. If you are looking for a great place to be inspired, north Austin is the area for you.