You Will Be Proud to Call Central Austin Home
Central Austin is the heart of the Texas state capital. Traditionally thought of as the area south of 45th Street and north of Lady Bird lake, central Austin has a little something for everyone. The area encompasses downtown, the infamous Sixth Street entertainment district, the University of Texas main campus, Burnet Road as well as countless tucked away tree-lined neighborhoods such as Hyde Park, Tarrytown and historic Clarksville. Central Austin has some of the best restaurants, grocery stores, clubs and bars in the city and is also well served by hospitals, libraries, schools and other amenities. [ddet Click Here to Read More]
The downtown area and Sixth Street entertainment district are home to both historic music venues and up and coming clubs and bars. No matter what your taste in music, you are sure to hear some tunes that you love pouring out of any one of the downtown area’s venues. If you are the kind of person that wants something new every time you go out, this is the area for you. You can head on over to Stubbs on Red River and catch a show, check out the Alamo Drafthouse for a classic film, and then end the night with sweet barbecue from Iron Works, a spicy sausage from Best Wurst or even a steaming bowl of pho from Mekong River.
Head a little bit north from the downtown area and you will be in the heart of the Hyde Park neighborhood. You wont find any big box stores in this quaint Austin neighborhood, just family owned businesses and picket fences. One such business is Avenue B Grocery. This grocery store and sandwich shop is a blast from the past. Just opening the creaky screen door will send you back simpler time in Austin. It is the oldest continuously operating grocery store in Austin and still beloved by the folks in Hyde Park and all over Austin.
Just off of Lamar Road near the University of Texas campus you will find Wheatsville Co-Op. This local organic grocery store is more than just a great place to buy natural and local foods in Austin. To the residents of central Austin, the Co-Op is a landmark. Wheatsville’s award winning deli offers vegetarian fare from “popcorn” tofu po-boys to tantalizing breakfast tacos crafted from locally sourced food. Wheatsville also hosts live music acts and local food tastings.
Central Austin is the place to settle if you are looking for an area with local flavor. From the happening downtown area to quiet Hyde Park, central Austin is a place that you will be proud to call home