Here at Tarek Morshed Realty, we love celebrating all of the unique features our capital city has to offer. In recent years, Austin has grown from best kept secret of the southwest to a bustling mini-metropolis. In fact, Austin, Texas is projected to increase in population by 2.8% this year, leading the national list of growth in metro areas. Are you ready to soak up all this great city has to offer? Read more to find out what the Austin lifestyle is…
The Austin Lifestyle is Inspired
Austin is known for its bustling creative scene, with fine artists and digital production agencies as common as breakfast tacos. For a strong dose of culture, stop by the Elisabet Ney Museum in Hyde Park to browse the famous Austinite and sculptor’s personal collection. Another solid choice to be found on the University of Texas campus – the Harry Ransom Center features artistic and historic artifacts as well as traveling exhibits. For something more off-the-beaten-path, walk the ever-changing walls of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, where street artists create large scale works that only last until the next artist’s big idea. Finish your day with some creative dishes (think squid fries and captain crunch desserts) at Swift’s Attic downtown.
The Austin Lifestyle is Upscale
Nestled deep in the east side is a small treasure trove of home decor, gifts, and more; Take Heart is the epitome of Austin’s shop local aesthetic. For fancy frocks, stop by Stag for men or By George for women, both currently hanging out on trendy SoCo (south Congress Ave, for out-of-towners). If vintage is more your purview, you can pick up the styles of yesteryear from your favorite designers from Italy or France at MOSS designer consignment or Big Bertha’s Paradise. Top off a day of retail therapy with a multi-course omakase at Otoko (make sure to buy your tickets in advance) or experience old Austin flair at Jeffrey’s – est’d 1975 – and don’t sleep on the martini cart!
The Austin Lifestyle is Limitless
If the great outdoors are your more your speed, ride on over to Flat Track to sip espresso with fellow cycling enthusiasts. Later you can hike and swim in Austin’s greenbelt snaking through city, take in an old (or new) classic flick at the Blue Starlite Drive-In, or spend an afternoon tracking down all of Austin’s Moontowers and learn their unique history.
No matter your choice, no matter your style, there’s an Austin lifestyle calling for you!
For more in-depth coverage on specific neighborhoods and hotspots check out our community guides, or read up on the best private, charter, and magnet schools around town. No matter what you’re after in Austin, Tarek Morshed has the inside scoop!
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