Best Places to Live in Austin

Austin is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve had the pleasure of living in.  Its climate allows for trees and grass to remain a luscious green practically all year round and despite its growth, it has maintained its charm.  Out of all the neighborhoods I’ve visited, I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of the landscaping and architecture, the community that leads the list is the Barton Creek Country Club.  Barton Creek is home to one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the state and will amaze you with its southern elegance.  I can’t imagine a better place in live.

1. Barton Creek Country Club

Southwest Austin

2. Clarksville

Clarksville extends from MoPac to North Lamar Boulevard (East to West) and extends from West 6th Street to West 15th Street (North to South). Clarksville borders downtown, so all of the clubs and restaurants are just minutes away. It’s also just around the corner from 6th Street and Lamar, which contains the popular shopping area that includes Whole Foods, Book People, Waterloo Records, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

3. Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association defines the neighborhood as stretching from 38th Street to 45th (north to south) and Guadalupe to Duval (east to west). It is only moments away from Interstate-35.

4. South Congress

SoCo’s boundaries run from just South of Town Lake on the North and to Oltorf in the South, then West to South First Street and along the eastern edge of Congress Avenue.

5. Travis Heights

South of the Colorado River and tucked between Interstate 35 and South Congress Avenue

6. Barton Springs

Robert E Lee Rd to S 6th St and Collier St

7. Bouldin Creek

South Congress Avenue borders the Bouldin Creek neighborhood in the East and its Western edge is marked by Bouldin Creek.

8. Barton Hills

From Barton Springs Rd to Barton Skyway and S. Lamar Blvd to MoPac

9. Lamar

North-Oltorf; South-Ben White; West-South Lamar/Manchaca; and East-Union Pacific Railroad.

10. Westlake Hills

Bee Cave Road is the main artery through Westlake Hills and leads West to the lakes and East to Zilker Park.

Top Family Destinations

Austin has some great places for family oriented fun.  I had a difficult time deciding which destination deserves the top honor for the list.  However after visiting the Austin Children’s Museum with my family I decided it should lead the list due to the fact that everyone had a great time and it was a non-stop learning experience for everyone.  Below are the top family activities in Austin:

1. Austin Children’s Museum

Dell Discovery Center
201 Colorado St
Austin, TX

2. LBJ Library and Museum

University of Texas
2313 Red River
Austin, TX

3. Schlitterbahn Waterpark

305 W Austin St
New Braunfels, TX 78130

4. Austin Nature and Science Center

Ziker Park
301 Nature Center Dr
Austin, TX

5. Bats Underneath Congress Bridge

100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

6. Austin Museum of Art-Downtown

823 Congress Ave # 100
Austin, TX 78701

7. Capital Cruises

Hyatt Regency Town Lake boat dock
Austin, TX

8. Austin Zoo

10807 Rawhide Trl
Austin, TX 78736

9. Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 LaCrosse Ave
Austin, TX 78739

10. Austin Duck Adventures

Boarding in front of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau
209 E. 6th St
Austin, Texas