With a slower pace than downtown—but only a short bike ride away—this delightfully diverse area of kind folks and hip businesses is also growing into one of Austin’s favorite places to hang out. Find grocery stores and plenty of shopping and dining, all with a laid-back, neighborhood feel. And it’s surrounded by major roadways on all sides for easy access. Main thoroughfare Burnet Road sports cool basics, specialty shops and vintage furniture and clothing stores aplenty. With lots of charming residential neighborhoods like Rosedale, Allendale, Hyde Park, Brentwood and Crestview, you’ll enjoy this eclectic, expanding area.
Lower Burnet District
A hotbed of recent development, the stretch of Burnet Rd. just north of 45th Street is starting to mirror S. Congress district with its wide array of shops and restaurants.
west anderson + upper burnet district
Bridging central, north, and west Austin, this district hold its own with a balanced blend of unusual retail stores, endless cuisine options, and some of the cities favorite entertainment venues.
Highland + North Loop + Airport District
The transformation of Highland Mall into a massive campus for Austin Community College has sparked renewed interest in the central district.
North Lamar + Hyde Park District
An area most commonly known for its large population of students, this district fuses youthful energy with long established neighborhoods, and has also seen recent development.
The Domain + Gateway District
A massive outdoor shopping complex — The Domain — makes this north Austin’s most important retail district. The area also boast dozens of unique restaurants and bars.
The Drag + West Campus District
The grandiose presence of the University of Texas (and its multitude of students) supports this Austin classic: a seemingly-endless strip of shops, eateries, and bars.