Most Austinites claim they wouldn’t live anywhere other than Austin Texas and many are passionate about living in the downtown area. With some of the tallest condo towers in the state, 32 miles of inner-city hike and bike trails and Lady Bird Lake, downtown Austin is truly a city inside a park. The city nurtures an active outdoor lifestyle as well as the business and artist communities are vibrant and thriving.
Dining in Austin, we say adios to all pretension and preconceived notions about dining out while still maintaining a stellar reputation in the national restaurant scene. There's no shortage of local eateries or seasonal farm-to-table menus in town, making it easy to have a night out while supporting the local economy. With an abundance of options, from casual to five-star dining and southern to international cuisine the connoisseur and tourist are sure to find the perfect fare for their budget.
The Outdoors- Previously known as Town Lake, Lady Bird Lake is Austin's most beloved attraction offering an opportunity to experience the best that the city has to offer. The lake itself is 416 acres and all along the shoreline you'll find hotels, apartments, ball fields, lush greenery, Austin's notorious Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trails, recreation water rentals as well as Auditorium Shores. There are several places along the bank of Lady Bird Lake offering recreation watercraft rentals and lessons such as paddle boats, canoes and paddle boards. With the restriction of motorized water crafts, the lake is a popular training spot for rowing crews across the country in the cooler months. Other water recreation offered along the shore are Deep Eddy Pool- the oldest pool in Texas and Barton Springs Pool- a natural spring that flows into Lady Bird. There are 10.1 miles of Hike and Bike Trails and offer free family recreation or a serene work-out space almost all year long. Before 1971 the shoreline of Lady Bird Lake was littered and full of high tangles of weeds with a few concerned Austinites fighting to improve the area. When The City of Austin's Lake Beautification Project appointed Lady Bird Johnson the projects honorary chairman, extra attention and funds were given allowing the for the completion of the Hike and Bike Trails as well as clean up and beautification. The sense of community surrounding the history of Austin's Lady Bird Lake and Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trails lives on today as The Trail Foundation ensures that this area remains one of the most outstanding places in Austin. Auditorium Shores The 1.7 mile stretch of The Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail near W. Riverside, W Cesar Chavez and S.1st street offer a wide open space for your dog to roam freely off-leash. Auditorium Shores is also host to several music festivals every year in and is even known for the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue erected in 1994 to honor the late Texas Blues Musician.
You want to live where all this is happening? Downtown Austin has a variety of high rise homes for sale and apartments to rent. Some new, some under construction, some old, some modern, some more traditional. The building boom over the past few years has made the term “Austin condos” synonymous with downtown living. When you think of the Central Business District in Austin it’s the lifestyle and ability to be in a walkable community that comes to mind. Whether you have pets, children or enjoy the outdoors there is something for every need. Values are available in many sizes, and many floor plan configurations, and a broad range in pricing. Many options such as building age, proximity to the lake, views of the lake, hills and city, and building amenities have a direct impact on pricing. Generally, the higher the floor the better the view, thus prices will increase as you go up. Convenience of close shopping, such as Second street or Whole Foods suggests a premium. The continued development of the former Seaholm power plant with headquarters for Google and other Tech corporations, continue to help the Downtown market mature. The Vision of the Waller Creek Conservancy and its economic and social impact assures the continued vibrancy of Downtown Austin. The new University of Texas Medical School and its continued impact continue to broaden the footprint of ‘Downtown Austin’.
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