Austin Neighborhood Guide

Austin Neighborhood Guide

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Austin’s realtors and brokers know this city’s top spots. In this special section, they share their favorite Austin gems, so our readers can enjoy them too.

This Moreland power trio has their pulse on the market when it comes to buying or selling Tarrytown and Central Austin real estate. With combined sales in the past year well over $100 million in Central Austin alone, these women are the experts for your real estate needs.

Anna Lee

Austinite Anna Lee was born and raised in Tarrytown. With almost a decade of real estate experience, she is a member of the Luxury League and has been a member of the Elite 25 group for the last six years. She offers quality services and attention to all her clients and focuses on building relationships founded in confidence and trust. Anna’s family ties to Tarrytown span generations and she loves sharing personal connections and memories with sellers and buyers in the neighborhood.

anna@moreland.com | 512.968.6419 | annamorrisonlee.com

Diane Humphreys

A longtime resident of Austin, Diane has an intimate knowledge of the city and has established herself as an extremely knowledgeable and trusted adviser in the luxury sector of the market. She was named the Top Producer for the Austin office of Moreland Properties in 2018 and is also a member of Elite 25.

dianeh@moreland.com | 512.413.9406 | moreland.com

Amy Deane

Tarrytown resident Amy Deane has worked in luxury residential homebuilding for over 15 years. Her keen eye for detail ensures her clients receive unsurpassed guidance when buying or selling. Amy was recently honored as Moreland’s top producing rookie of the year in its 35-year history and currently serves as a member of Austin’s prestigious Luxury League based on her record-breaking sales.

amy@moreland.com | 512.695.4820 | amydeane.com

 

Moreland’s Tarrytown

 

Tiny Boxwoods + Gardenhouse

You can’t go wrong with breakfast, lunch or dinner. We love to sit on the patio for avocado toast or the salmon Provencal salad. The Gardenhouse retail shop has a lovely selection of home accessories, plants, succulents, art and more.

Teo Espresso and Gelato

Located in the 26 Doors Shopping Center. Enjoy H-E-B’s and Italy’s award-winning gelato and coffee made right here in Austin. Order a shot of espresso over your gelato for a special treat.

Pool Burger

This tiki-style cocktail bar serves up delicious specialty drinks and some of the best burgers in town. The trendy backyard hangout is a great spot to hit on a hot summer afternoon.

Breath and Body Yoga

Hot and sweaty yoga is back in Tarrytown! After a brief hiatus, Desirae and her team of talented instructors are back to stay. Best yoga in Austin!

Food! Food!

Pop in for a quick lunch on the patio or grab takeout dinner. You’re sure to see a “regular” or a friend or two while you navigate the popular lunch line.

Lions Municipal Golf Course

A hidden gem in Tarrytown. Lions Municipal Golf Course, nicknamed MUNY, was Austin’s first public golf course. Since 1924, it has served as second home to Tarrytown resident and golf legend Ben Crenshaw.

Tarrytown Pharmacy

An old-fashioned family owned pharmacy that also has great gifts, candles, clothing, jewelry and more.

The Contemporary at Laguna Gloria

Stroll through the beautiful grounds and sculpture park, take an art class, and enjoy the history of the Driscoll Villa.

Aloe Skin & Body

Take a break and treat yourself to a relaxing massage and soothing HydraFacial. Their holistic approach to skin care and body treatments is customized for each client.

Kumara Wilcoxon

As Kuper Sotheby International’s number one producer for four consecutive years and over $500 million in sales throughout her career, Kumara Wilcoxon has established herself to be a top influencer in Austin real estate. She maintains a well-known presence, commitment and passion for the intricacies of the Austin market and lifestyle. Living on Lake Austin is a lifestyle. It promotes happiness, health and well-being to walk outside and have the lake at your doorstep. From all of the water sports to the beautiful sunset cruises, who could ask for anything more? Kumara loves selling real estate and helping people find the right property, but the relationships she builds in the process are what brings Kumara the most joy.

kumara@sothebysrealty.com | 512.423.5035 | kumarawilcoxon.com

 

Kumara’s Lake Austin

 

The Contemporary at Laguna Gloria

Laguna Gloria has some of the best contemporary art exhibitions in Austin, both indoors and out. I always look forward to their annual Art Dinner!

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Treat yourself to the most luxurious stay-cation here. From paddleboarding to facials, you can’t go wrong!

Mozart’s

When I’m on the go, I love to grab a coffee and a croissant. In the winter, they have the best light show in town!

Hula Hut

The perfect spot to take my kids on the weekend! Look out onto Lake Austin while you enjoy a margarita and your kids enjoy Mexican food with a twist.

Lady Bird Lake Trail

This is my favorite trail to run! The path is both lush and urban and running by the lake is so refreshing!

Ski Shores

Go and hear live music on the lake or take the kids for s’mores and a movie screening at dusk.

P6

I love this swanky new rooftop bar by the Sydell Group. You have to try the Freetail!

Congress Avenue Kayaks

I love to go paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake. It is such a wonderful escape from the chaos of everyday life.

Mount Bonnell

Overlooking the lake and city skyline, Mount Bonnell is so peaceful— especially at sunset. Get a sweat in, soak in the panoramic views and enjoy our spectacular city.

Ciclo at the Four Seasons

Sit on the patio overlooking the lake and enjoy fine dining with a Latin-inspired twist.

Photo courtesy of Woodward

Mary Catherine Woodward

Mary Catherine is a seventh-generation Texan whose ties to Austin date back to her great-grandfather serving as a state senator in the early 1900s. Mary Catherine loves Cherrywood, given its close proximity to bustling downtown while retaining its old Austin charm. The convenience of stopping by the dry cleaner, walking to the farmers market or a number of amazing restaurants and bars without going far is a luxury some neighborhoods just don’t have. The vibrancy of the neighborhood is evident thanks to friendly neighbors and dog walkers on their way to local coffee shops, parks or Maplewood Elementary. Mary Catherine has steadily grown her business year after year by focusing on relationships with her clients. She believes that open and honest communication is most important and she credits her wonderful clients for her success.

mcw@sothebysrealty.com | 512.560.4524    marywoodward.kuperrealty.com

 

Mary Catherine’s Cherrywood

 

Dai Due

Restaurant and butcher shop nationally known for regionally sourced ingredients. You must try Sunday Fried Chicken Night!

Patrizi’s

Old school Italian dishes passed down from a family who has been in the business since the 1940’s.

Houndstooth

Incredible coffee, friendly baristas & a clean bright workspace.

Mum Foods

Incredible BBQ, with the highlight being Texas Monthly’s Best Pastrami in the state (made with brisket) on house-made sourdough.

Bird Bird Biscuit

Bird Bird’s mission is to bring joy to Austin one biscuit sandwich at a time.

James Turrell’s Skyspace

An art installation at the University of Texas, James Turrell’s work focuses on light and space and has been observed across the world.

Juniper

Home of the Town Lake Yacht Club, the official drink of Austin, Juniper serves amazing pastas and Northern Italian dishes.

Mueller Farmers’ Market

Stock up on weekly provisions at K&S Seafood, Smith & Smith Farms, La Mimi, and Pure Luck Farm & Dairy. Also try the Yegua Creek Farms Pecan Pesto-it’s amazing. He also has a vegan option!

East Austin Studio Tour

Austin’s annual self guided art tour. My hands-down favorite artist on the tour is Molly Brau. Check out her work at her studio at Canopy.

Bufalina

Woodfired Neopolitan pizzas with arguably the most fun and interesting wine list in Texas (400+ bottles). Don’t miss their happy hour! They also have takeway bottle service.

Sean Kubicek

By far one of the most desirable places to live in Austin, Westwood and close-in West Lake Hills offer convenience and community in urban proximity. At price points starting in the $700s, relatively low property tax rates and nationally ranked schools provide an additional inherent and tangible value to residents – this just five minutes from downtown. Sean grew up in 78746 and knows the close-in West Lake Hills neighborhoods inside and out. From a family home in walking distance to schools to an ultra-private estate, Sean, a Moreland Properties Top Producer, and his wife/ working partner, Claudia, consult to provide perspective and a concierge real estate experience for their clients.

sean@moreland.com | 512.826.1135 | seankubicek.com    512modernhomes.com

 

Sean’s Westwood & Close-In
West Lake Hills

 

Trianon Coffee

A local, neighborhood coffee shop that supports community engagement through offering their conference rooms to the public.

Breed & Company

A throwback hardware store that has vast product offerings and knowledgeable store associates.

Armstrong Music School

A neighborhood music school with dedicated, passionate musicians providing a wonderful exposure to music from introductory to advanced classes.

Texas Honey Ham

Where you can run into your neighbors in the morning and enjoy the best breakfast tacos and ham bone soup in town. A relaxed, low-key atmosphere.

Westbank Library

Offers a wonderful garden, upstairs study space and great programs supporting community and civic engagement.

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza

Grab a Stash IPA off the tap while waiting for a great homemade pizza in this cozy establishment that’s been around for 20+ years.

Sway

Great food and fabulous downtown views in walking distance from Westwood.

The Finish Line Car Wash

Peruse a curated selection of interesting books, treat yourself to a massage or pick up birthday and other greeting cards while waiting for your car to be spiffed and polished.

Rollingwood Pool

Order pizza, pack your swim clothes and gather your friends to relax poolside while the kids play.

Cedar Creek Elementary Playground

We love taking our kids here all year round.

Jenny Cureton

Born in Dallas, Jenny has lived in Austin for over eight years and has been working in real estate for the past seven. She specializes in Hays County, specifically Dripping Springs and Driftwood, and has had the exclusive listing on the 125 custom home community of Howard Ranch for the past five years. Being close to the beginning of the farmhouse community’s 125 vacant lots, and now seeing how much it has grown as a niche neighborhood in Dripping Springs and the new launch of 35 farmhouse garden homes as well as an urban commercial town center for the community is exciting. Jenny is passionate about Dripping Springs real estate and the Howard Ranch community. She loves the architecture and how it brings something different to the Hill Country. Every day, Jenny wakes up feeling so happy to have found something she loves doing—selling real estate.

jenny.cureton@compass.com | 512.618.4966   hometowncharmrealty.com

 

Jenny’s Dripping Springs

 

Tillie’s

Brand-new restaurant and a hidden jewel of the Texas Hill Country. The atmosphere is out of this world along with the food. Great service. Lunch, dinner and don’t miss Sunday Brunch.

Mazama Coffee

A favorite local coffee shop in downtown Drip.

Twisted X Brewery

A fun craft brewery in Dripping Springs just located outside Howard Ranch.

Hays City Store

Popular spot for locals and tourists alike. This hot spot offers comfort food, best outdoor patio, live music and a great general Hill Country vibe.

The Salt Lick

Located 4 miles from Howard Ranch, this is the ultimate Texas BBQ experience!

Mercer Dance Hall

For two-stepping and live music, this new venue is the place to be.

Driftwood Winery

Best views in the Hill Country with great outdoor space, stellar wine and gorgeous sunsets.

Shady Llama

This new Texas wine and beer bar offers big sunset views under live oak canopies and the occasional llama wondering around.

Treaty Oak Distillery

Gin and craft cocktails, amazing food, family-friendly, great outdoor space and chill vibes.

Pieous

This is the best pizza in Dripping Springs. Their new location in Belterra Town Center offers a funky Austin vibe with great pizza and pastrami. Amazing.

Stacy Wiltshire

Stacy has been a resident of Austin for 28 years and is married to Brent, the owner of BDW Landworks + Construction. She is active in the Eanes community and has seen first-hand the growth and transformation of this area, as well as the growth and changes in all of Austin. Her business degree, paired with her life experiences raising a family here in Austin, makes Stacy essential in the transaction and transition of buying and selling homes. Stacy’s strong sense of urgency when it comes to satisfying her clients makes real estate her passion and her calling. Westlake is special to Stacy because it has provided a lifestyle for her that she is passionate to share with other families. It’s an exceptional community that she is proud to call home.

stacy.wiltshire@compass.com | 512.423.1170 | compass.com

 

Stacy’s Westlake

 

Sway

Killer location for great Thai food. Love the Austin skyline view upstairs and free valet parking!

Liz James Designs

Made right here in Westlake! Fun, affordable custom jewelry that I can wear every day.

Jensen Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Regina Jensen is a client and friend. I got to help Regina and her husband, Paul, relocate their family to the Westlake community.

Summer Moon Coffee

Love the online app. Order your 1/4 Moon (extra hot please!) online and skip the lines at this cool new coffee bar.

BDW Landworks + Construction

Best landscape company in Westlake—meet the owner Brent Wiltshire—I love him!

Westlake High School and Athletics

Best high school in Austin—go Chaps!

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza

Always a friendly face here—order the Old 300 BBQ Pizza!

PerriBerri

From the best baby gifts, amazing pj’s, seasonal one-of-a-kind bathing suits and all around great retail therapy when you’ve had a bad day. The best treat is when Perri Beathard is there to help!

Barton Springs Nursery

Always fun to pick up a few new perennials to spice up the yard.

Westbank Florist

Love to send a great plant or fresh floral arrangement as a beautiful “Welcome to your new home” closing gift.

Photograph courtesy of Bennett

Tammie Bennett

Tammie is a true Lake LBJ waterfront expert. Her love and inspiration comes from living on Lake LBJ full time. She knows the lake from personal experience and has knowledge of all the nuances of lake life. Living on the lake provides Tammie with a wonderful sense of joy and well being—her true happy place. As the No. 1 luxury realtor in the Highland Lakes, she loves finding and selling those perfect places so families can make memories that last a lifetime. Always willing to share her enthusiasm, Tammie provides the advantage of local knowledge and the level of service her clients so richly deserve.

tammie.bennett@sothebysrealty.com | 830.265.0550
tammiebennett.kuperrealty.com

 

Tammie’s Horseshoe Bay & Lake LBJ

 

Boat Town Burger Bar

Nothing better than to hop in the boat and head out for a great craft burger and a beer lakeside.

Blue Bonnet Cafe

What trip to the Hill Country would be complete without stopping into this icon for a slice of pie or home cooked meal?

Grand Central Cafe

Great American food and drinks in a quaint, relaxing atmosphere. The building is the house used in the original 1974 film classic “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

One Swanky Shop

A wonderful and eclectic interior design and decor shop full of beautiful furnishings, decorator items and ideas that will wow you.

Finds of All Kinds

My favorite antiques store ever, you never know what wonderful treasure awaits you there.

Lake LBJ

To me there is not much better than a day out on the water. Whether you’re power boating, water skiing, fishing, or cruising along on your paddleboard, spending a day on the lake will refresh your spirit.

Devil’s Waterhole on Inks Lake

One of the best swimming holes in Texas, known for diving off the rock cliffs into the deep waterhole. At your own risk, of course.

Blue Lake Golf Club

Don’t overlook this beautiful 9-hole course. Blue Lake is one of the lesser known gems of the Highland Lakes, and a few elevated tees offer views of Lake LBJ.

Escondido Golf and Lake Club

An exceptional private golf and lake club community on Lake LBJ offering a unique relaxed lifestyle. I love coming here for a glass of wine or a luxurious meal.

Perissos Vineyard and Winery

A wonderful place to stop in for some fantastic Texas Hill Country wine.

Laura Gottesman

Laura Gottesman is widely recognized throughout Austin for her real estate expertise, integrity and professionalism. After 20 years in the industry, Laura’s in-depth knowledge, wisdom and amazing networks have made her one of the most trusted and successful agents in Austin. She is passionate about Austin, its people and the culture. Her enthusiasm and energy along with experience and deep knowledge of the Austin real estate market have set her apart. This is her home, where she lives and works. Old Enfield/West Austin is an urban neighborhood offering the true culture of Austin.

laura@gottesmanresidential.com | 512.657.4966
gottesmanresidential.com

 

Laura’s Old Enfield & West Austin

 

Josephine House

Best lunch spot in town. Period. Their al fresco atmosphere is stunning.

Jeffrey’s Bar

The ultimate go-to for happy hour with friends and clients.

Clark’s Oyster Bar

Crab Louie, June’s sparkling rosé and a side of fries make me a happy girl.

Third Space Salon

I love this place. Erica Rea is amazing!

Kick Pleat

Chic clothing for any occasion.

Good Company

Perfect daytime apparel.

Caffe Medici

Local hangout with the best service and almond milk lattes ever!

Wildflower Organics

Linens and home furnishings to die for!

Bar Peached

I can’t stay away from their patio on a beautiful spring day.

Wink

Tucked away under the former HOPE Gallery, this intimate wine bar is an absolute sanctuary after a long workday.

Carl Shurr

A Travis Heights resident and top-selling realtor in Central Austin, Carl has developed an intricate knowledge of the many unique neighborhoods of Central Austin working with both buyers and sellers. His experience includes representing homeowners, investors, developers, builders and new residents relocating to Austin, providing exceptional service from land to luxury homes. Travis Heights and the 78704 zip code are a special part of Austin for Carl. He loves the close proximity to many of his favorite parks, Lady Bird Lake, downtown Austin and a business community largely dominated by locally owned businesses.

carl@carlshurr.com | 512.944.5977 | carlshurr.kuperrealty.com

 

Carl’s Travis Heights

 

Enoteca Vespaio

Hands down my favorite place for classic Italian food in Austin.

Cafe No Sé

Set in the South Congress Hotel, my go-to spot for a lunch meeting.

Stacy Park

One of the best-kept secrets in Austin and the Dude’s (my dog) favorite place.

Homeslice Pizza

My number one spot in Austin for New York style pizza and amazing subs.

Jo’s Coffee

Looking for the “Love You So Much” mural? Find it here, along with great coffee and people-watching.

Hotel St. Cecilia

The coolest hotel in Austin, maybe in the world, right here in Travis Heights.

Thai Fresh

Thai food with fresh, healthy ingredients. What a concept! I wish there was a Mexican Fresh and a Chinese Fresh too!

Rippner Tennis Center

The best spot in South Austin to play tennis and sharpen your skills at a clinic with great pros. MATTIE’S Love their front lawn for drinks, dinner and watching the peacocks strut.

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

The best place for a run in Austin. Stunning views of the city and lake and uninterrupted trails for miles.

Wade Giles

Motivated by a deep desire to pursue a career in real estate, Wade Giles returned to his native Texas and put down roots in Austin in 2013 after earning a finance degree from Louisiana State University. A strong commitment to his clients, market expertise and indefatigable work ethic quickly landed Wade as one of Austin’s go-to agents and recognition by Elite 25 Austin and Luxury League. In his down time, Wade enjoys volunteering on the boards for Austin Ballet and Keep Austin Beautiful, traveling, hosting dinner parties, competing with his show horse, Sherlock, and hiking with his rescue dog, Sport.

wade@moreland.com | 512.808.6756 | wadeatx.com

 

Wade’s Bouldin

 

Elizabeth Street Cafe

Perfect for a latte and croissant in the morning, a delicious banh mi lunch, or an intimate date-night dinner, this spot covers all your bases.

Polvos

While it may not look like much on the outside, I love the uber-casual vibe, the delicious food, and the (strong) margaritas are delicious. You’ve been warned!

Dolce Neve Gelato

With a continuously rotating menu, Dolce Neve is the perfect spot to cool down after an afternoon at Barton Springs.

Frond

A little slice of plant heaven at the corner of South First and Mary. You won’t leave Frond empty handed, and your home will be better for it.

The ABGB

This beer garden is the perfect place to gather with friends on a weekend. Try the pizza – you won’t regret it.

El Primo

You’ve never had a breakfast taco like the ones from El Primo. Trust me on this one.

Seventh Flag Coffee

Enjoy their shaded (and dog-friendly) patio while you sip on their delicious coffee and meet some of your neighbors. I’m a huge fan of their flat white.

Criquet Shirts

Hey, if they’re good enough for Luke Wilson, then they’re good enough for me.

Lenoir

This intimate French-inspired restaurant is the perfect date-night spot. Be sure to speak with their sommelier, who is certain to introduce you to a wine that you’ve likely never had before.

Mattie’s

From brunch underneath a sprawling live oak tree, to the chic bar upstairs inside, Mattie’s offers delicious food and Instagrammable opportunities at every turn. And those peacocks! They’re awesome!

Tracey Lazorik & Tricia Bragg

Lazorik + Bragg Group was founded by Tracey Lazorik and Tricia Bragg, who previously worked together at Dell. Together they bring a unique mix of analytical expertise, negotiation tactics and a client-centric attitude. They pride themselves on being problem-solvers and go above and beyond to make sure both sides of the transaction have a positive experience. Tracey and Tricia have lived in Austin for a combined 50-plus years and have seen first-hand how the real estate market has evolved. Knowing how competitive the current landscape is, they strive to provide their clients with the most up to date market data and personable support. Tracey and Tricia have extensive insight into the 78746 market and enjoy helping their clients buy and sell in this area. Tracey and Tricia can often be found enjoying a working lunch on the patio at the Austin Country Club with a stellar view of hole nine.

Tricia Bragg | 512.348.9688
Tracy Lazorik | 512.569.5769
lazorikbragggroup@compass.com | lazorikbragggroup.com

 

Tracey & Tricia’s Davenport Ranch

 

Maudie’s Tex Mex

The Gil’s margarita is the best in town, and the staff is always super-friendly!

Paris in a Bite

New French bakery with a great atmosphere. Try the birthday cake macaroon and other delicious treats.

Woodhouse Day Spa

Get pampered with a relaxing massage and rejuvenating facial.

Firehouse Vet

The staff makes their furry and human clients feel like part of their family. They even have doggie treats and human treats in the waiting area.

Austin Country Club

Gorgeous golf course with breathtaking lake views. Order the smoked chicken nachos and the dirty martini (with blue cheese olives). You won’t be disappointed!

UNO’S

One of our favorite spots for a cup of coffee, and in our opinion, the best meatballs in town.

Northwest Hills Pharmacy

Great local boutique for those last minute gift ideas while picking up prescriptions.

Valentine’s Too

Always stays on top of the latest fashion trends and great advice if seeking help with your wardrobe.

Iron Fitness

Owner-trainer Stephen DeLanoy is one of the best trainers in Austin.

Siena

Excellent Tuscan cuisine in a quaint environment. A must-have: the mushroom pasta with truffle oil!

Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns founded Urbanspace in 2000 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Born out of his passion for real estate and urban core development, Kevin has grown his 33-person operation into four pillars, including residential real estate, commercial real estate, interior furnishings + design, and project operations and marketing. Under Kevin’s leadership, Urbanspace has served as the exclusive brokerage for numerous downtown condo projects. Kevin is an award winning, top producing agent and has served in leadership positions on numerous associations and boards. He is a true ambassador of Austin’s urban core and a proud resident of downtown.

His office has always centered around the Shoal Creek area of Downtown and as a regular user of the trail himself, Kevin is proud to support the Shoal Creek Conservancy as a corporate sponsor. For Kevin, real estate isn’t a career but a way of life. He founded Urbanspace two decades ago on the principles of ethics and integrity—those principles continue to guide him and his sales team today. Kevin believes it’s their job not just to help people buy and sell real estate, but to also help people make good investment decisions both personally and financially. Kevin knows the market inside out and is here to help.

kevin@urbanspacelifestyle.com | 512.848.8722
urbanspacelifestyle.com

 

Kevin’s Downtown

 

Lady Bird Lake and Shoal Creek Trail

It’s easy to be active in our beautiful city!

Ranch 616

An Austin classic! Great food, great cocktails, great people.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater

World class music venue in our backyard!

Merit Coffee

Great location in the Seaholm District for the perfect cup of coffee.

The Grove

Extensive wine and food menus with great-tasting healthy options to enjoy on their beautiful patio.

Urbanspace Interiors

A market leader for modern furnishings combined with a talented, creative design team.

Seaholm Plaza

Cool downtown spot for meeting up with friends and letting the dogs play on the lawn.

Whole Foods

Everything you need to prepare a gourmet dinner at home or grabbing a bite to eat in-store.

Austin Central Library

Recognized as one of the top five in the world, next door to Seaholm and The Independent.

Torchy’s Tacos

Because tacos—what more can I say? Thank goodness for the trail!

Jen Graf & Inga Overstreet

East Austin is home for Jen Graf and Inga Overstreet, partners in business and in life. Jen and Inga developed a passion for real estate early in their relationship and now have a combined 18 years experience helping clients buy, sell and invest in Austin. Jen and Inga bring friendly attitudes, professional service and a solid knowledge of the Austin real estate market to the process of buying and selling a home.

The pair lives in and invests in East Austin, because it has so much to offer: early 1900s architecture meets modern condos, amazing foodie locations, great music venues and beautiful parks. Their favorite annual event is the East Austin Studio Tour when everyone comes out to support and celebrate the incredible art culture in Austin.

jen.graf@compass.com | 512.736.6034
inga.overstreet@compass.com | 512.589.6483
austinhomematch.com

 

Jen and Inga’s East Austin

 

Launderette

Just a stones throw away from our home in the Holly neighborhood, Launderette’s seasonally inspired menu is a favorite for dinner with our clients and friends. You must try the Brick Chicken, yum!

Suerte

We’re obsessed with Sam Hellman-Mass’s Suerte, serving up Oaxaca inspired dishes in which masa takes center stage. Lucky Hour runs 5-6pm every day. How lucky we are!

Kitty Cohen’s

Rosé all day? Dip your feet in Kitty Cohen’s outdoor pool and enjoy the best frosé in town. A perfect way to stay cool.

Hi Hat Public House

Friendliest bar staff in Austin, serving up fresh craft beer and Americana classics with a twist. Go for the Sunday Jazz Brunch and order a Hi Hat Plate with a Sake Mary — trust us!

Take Heart

Amazing handcrafted home goods and jewelry. Our go-to shop when looking for a great gift.

EAST AUSTIN SUCCULENTS

Fantastic selection of succulents and plants, plus a dizzying array of pots to create the perfect indoor or outdoor setting. We often spend hours here!

Veracruz All Natural

Should you get their famous migas taco or vegetarian taco? Make it the easiest decision of your day and order both, on corn, of course.

LADY BIRD LAKE — EAST LOOP

If you’ve not checked out East Austin’s 4-Mile loop around Lady Bird Lake, you’re missing out. Beautiful trails and an overwater boardwalk are great for walking, running and cycling.

HEYWOOD HOTEL

Need more room for out of town guests? Send them to our favorite East Austin boutique hotel, walking distance to all things hip.

HOPS AND GRAINS BREWING

Planning a brewery tour in East Austin? Be sure to put Hops & Grain on the list. We go IPA crazy here—SO good.

Nicole Kessler

Nicole Kessler has been an Austin real estate leader for over 25 years. As one of Austin’s top Luxury agents, Nicole is consistently recognized and honored with accolades for her success as an industry leader. Nicole has extensive experience in the design-build process and an intimate working knowledge of land development, marketing and sales. These attributes have allowed her insight and opportunity rarely afforded agents in the present marketplace. Nicole’s passion for Austin and its history led her to Pemberton Heights where she and her family live in a historic home that they lovingly restored.

nicole.kessler@compass.com | 512.657.3939 | nicolekessler.com

 

Nicole’s Pemberton Heights

 

Tiny’s Milk & Cookies

All I can say is YUM! Go early for a latte and something sweet.

GOOD COMPANY

Amazing boutique owned and operated by clothing designer, Mallary Carroll of SBJ Austin. Must have the SBJ Angela Pant!

Darrell K Royal Stadium at UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

As a UT Alum … I love cheering on the Longhorns with my family.

Enfield Nails

Best nails in Austin. Holly is so sweet and will take great care of you.

THOMPSON + HANSON

Succulents and gift shop by Tiny Boxwoods. The perfect place for house warming gifts, great clothing and cool jewelry.

JEFFREY’S

An Austin staple – Jeffrey’s is a neighborhood fine dining restaurant with the coziest bar in town. We love everything McGuire Moorman does.

Austin Flower Market

Part of the King Florist Group, this place has Austin’s best premium fresh flowers and they sell in bulk.

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

The sister restaurant to Austin fine dining institution Jeffrey’s. Great outdoor dining and Monday night steak frites.

Juiceland

Favorite smoothie and juice joint. I love to go with the kids. You must try the Originator.

Love Cycling

The best spin class in town… Always a great workout with the best music.

Julia Hoskins Mistler

Julia worked in professional services for a decade before starting her real estate business. Her positive energy, seasoned professionalism and determined focus on customer service make her an effective partner in delivering your real estate goals.

Allandale holds a special place in Julia’s heart because it offers the best features – great restaurants and shops, fantastic schools, gorgeous park space with walking and bike paths, as well as a Little League field. Allandale offers a great value and lifestyle for those looking to live in central Austin. Regardless of price point, neighborhood, or type of sale, each transaction is equally important to her.

julia@wilsongoldrick.com | 512.638.3788 | wilsongoldrick.com

 

Julia’s Allandale

 

Fonda San Miguel

Sit at the bar and order the ceviche, salpicon and crepes with a glass of Scout’s Honor.

Phil’s Icehouse

Order a burger and a beer from Phil’s while the kids play and enjoy Amy’s ice creams.

MONKEY NEST

This cool one-stop-shop has great coffee and works well as a great meeting spot or work space.

Lights Fantastic

My clients love this long-time Austin resource for a great selection of fixtures and lighting inspiration.

Lala’s Little Nugget

Stop by for a drink at this cute bar with year-round Christmas décor, an old-school jukebox and games.

Hilary Herrin & Amanda Trevino

The Mueller Silent Market Team has been helping people buy, sell and lease in Mueller since the first homes sold in 2008. Because all of their agents live in Mueller they’re the first to hear what’s coming on the market—including properties that sell without the public ever knowing they’re available. Hilary and Amanda have an accessible and confident approach to real estate. They are neighborhood experts with their clients’ best interests at heart. Mueller is a social neighborhood with a deep sense of community. There is something for everyone including engaging, imaginative public spaces, an array of shopping and dining, as well as a wide variety of housing types to meet the varying needs of the community.

info@mullersilentmarket.com | 512.761.5476
muellersilentmarket.com

 

Hilary & Amanda’s Mueller

 

LAKE PARK

This 30-acre gem is bustling with activity daily from Music in the Park to pick-up soccer games.

Alamo DRAFTHOUSE

An Austin icon provides the ultimate movie-going experience. We love the balcony’s downtown views.

THINKERY

This children’s museum provides fun, innovative learning experiences for little ones.

FARMERS’ MARKET

Every Sunday and Wednesday, enjoy produce from local farmers, fresh meats and baked goods while listening to live music. Amanda says GFY Bakery has the best gluten-free bread ever!

L’OCA D’ORO

Award-winning restaurant utilizing local, seasonal ingredients. Hilary’s rec: Order the stracciatella crostini!

Doug Roberts

For Doug Roberts, it is a real honor to be a resident of Highland Park West and represent so many wonderful clients and friends in the neighborhood. Doug believes that time really flies when you enjoy what you are doing and he is celebrating his 20th year in Austin real estate this year! He utilizes his experience and collective knowledge to better serve his clients.

Doug thinks of Highland Park West as the best kept secret in Austin. The neighborhood enjoys comfortable sized lots, gorgeous oaks, and some of the best architecture in town. Some of the best families in town live in the area and he can’t imagine a better place to raise his two boys.

doug@moreland.com | 512.731.5105 | moreland.com

 

Doug’s Highland Park West

 

Russell’s Bakery

Always the hub for neighborhood news and great coffee.

Fonda San Miguel

Still an Austin institution with a great Tuesday happy hour. The margaritas are a must.

Westwood Country Club

Good times and improved facilities on the way.

MOUNT BONNELL

Where else can you hike with incredible city and Lake Austin views?

Highland Park Elementary

The best little school in town. Both my boys go here and love it.

Steve & Jill Johnson

After meeting at the Academy Awards in ‘99, Steve and Jill got married and had their first child in LA. Jill, a native Texan and UT alum, and Steve, from Cali, wanted a quality of life change. Lake Travis was the perfect mixture of things they love—Jill’s nostalgia for all things Austin and Steve’s desire to be near water and the Hill Country. Steve has run a successful brokerage and been a top producer for his company for over 12 years. Jill and Steve joined Compass to continue serving their friends and clients in buying, selling and investing in the Austin real estate market. Jill and Steve complement each other to provide the very best experience. They pride themselves on hard work, ethics, truly listening, knowledge and passion for the Lake Travis communities.

steve.johnson@compass.com | 512.940.9634
jill.e.johnson@compass.com | compass.com

 

Steve & Jill’s Lakeway

 

Hamilton Greenbelt

Awesome trail network with the best bluebonnets in the spring.

Lakeway Resort & SPA

Nice stay-cation with sweeping views of Lake Travis, three-tiered infinity pool, a water slide, and great poolside service.

Vivel Crepes & COFFEE

We’re addicted to the avocado toast, but the Nutella crepe with powdered sugar… mmm.

Apis Restaurant & APIARY

Beautiful bar with the craftiest of cocktails—so creative with phenomenal staff.

POINT OF ORIGIN

Lakeway gift shop with monogrammed cutting boards, Corkcicle products and hilarious kitchen towels.

Matt Robins

As a real estate agent with Compass, Matt specializes in ground-up construction for both residential and commercial properties and brings his expertise and passion for architecture, design, and customer satisfaction to every transaction. He is both artistically-minded and business-savvy. His specific insight into the construction process and his comprehensive industry knowledge make his approach all-encompassing.

One of Matt’s favorite neighborhoods in Austin is Zilker because it has a unique combination of old and new homes, mature live oak trees, and is within walking distance of many great restaurants and activities.

matt.robins@compass.com | 512.496.0235 | compass.com

 

Matt’s Zilker

 

ZILKER PARK

One of the best places in Austin to play with your dogs and go to ACL.

LORO

When you combine Aaron Franklin’s and Tyson Cole’s talents, you get greatness.

Picnik Trailer

The best butter coffee and gluten free meals.

EBERLY

The bar is amazing for the food, drinks and people-watching.

The Carpenter Hotel

This beautiful new hotel is a great place to hang out with friends and family

Mary Anne McMahon

Mary Anne is Broker-owner of RE/MAX Posh Properties and is excited to announce an ancillary service to her real estate brokerage, Motto Mortgage ATX.

Rollingwood is her happy place, from raising her three teens to shopping and relaxing at home. It’s my one stop shop for family, friends and fellowship! With its sense of community and close proximity to schools, Rollingwood is one the best neighborhoods to raise a family in Austin. When I want to explore all our wonderful city has to offer, downtown, Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake are minutes away!

maryanne@remaxposh.com | 512.947.9684
poshpropertiesaustin.com

 

Mary Anne’s Rollingwood

 

SWAY

The new location showcases a rooftop bar with sweeping views of downtown. Sway’s modern Thai dishes are my favorite in Austin.

RedBird BOUTIQUE

When I need something last minute, their staff can pull a perfect look together fast!

Austin Learning Center

As a busy mom with twin girls, ALC fills the gaps with tutoring and test prep. They are very supportive!

Texas Honey Ham

It’s all about community, customer service and luscious food!

Rollingwood PARK

My kids and I love this park! Great community events, play area, walking trails, pool, tennis, ballfields….need I say more!

Chelsea Kumler

Chelsea has quickly risen to the top of her industry parlaying her personal experience investing in real estate into a professional career. She was the recipient of multiple multi-million dollar Top Producer awards and a brand ambassador award for exclusivity. One of her favorite things about real estate is meeting people from all walks of life. Like many of her clients, Chelsea settled into this city because of the upbeat vibe and it’s uniquely Austin flavor that has become an iconic culture of its own. Chelsea loves Judges Hill because its urban location. She says, “Where else can you live in Austin where you can sit in your backyard, listen to birds sing, then walk out your door and be so close to so much? Catch a UT game, go to the museums, visit the Capitol or enjoy the music venues of downtown.”

chelsea.kumler@compass.com | 512.351.5083 | chelseakumler.com

 

Chelsea’s Judges Hill

 

Goodall Lounge

Sipping Pimm’s inside Hotel Ella is my favorite. The locale attracts well-heeled residents and travelers!

PEASE PARK

Summer nights are movie nights here. I’m excited to see the new Kingsbury Commons project!

OLAMAIE

A perfect Sunday brunch offering the utmost in Southern hospitality and haute cuisine. The biscuits are divine!

Longhorn City LIMITS

I love game day concerts on the lawns of the LBJ Library.

Ranch 616

Kick off Friday night happy hour with a Fire in the Hole shot served in a jalapeño!

Mark Moore

Born into the real estate industry, Mark followed his parents’ footsteps and got his real estate license in 1991. Dedicated to providing a high level of service and professionalism with creative and innovative marketing has given him the distinction of having an impressive roster of repeat and referral clients over the years.

Clarksville is special to Mark because he lives and works here. With an office in the heart of it, he is able to experience the neighborhood in many different ways.

mark@gottesmanresidential.com | 512.771.7177 | markfmoore.com

 

Mark’s Clarksville

 

ByGeorge

An Austin staple for stylish men and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

CLARK’S OYSTER BAR

Perfect spot for an afterwork martini. We walk our dog there and sit outside on the patio.

Sledd Nursery

We just grabbed some new plants for our home there. It’s a great local spot with plants, pots, and even compost tea.

TOMLINSON’S

Local pet store that is my go-to spot for healthy pet products, food, and toys.

HOWLER BROTHERS

Surf-inspired men’s apparel. A great place to pick up a quick gift!

Austin Neighborhood Guide

Tim Grondin

My favorite downtown spot is the Seaholm District. I frequent Merit Coffee for a morning pick me up, and enjoy doing work from the rooftop of the Central Library in good weather.

tim@isocommercial.com
512.799.3448
isocommercial.com

Mason Quintana

My favorite neighborhood secret about Allandale is collectively called the “Outdoor Trainer.” Allandale is well known in the cycling community for being bike friendly. There is a loop on Shoal Creek and Great Northern where a cyclist can get plenty of saddle time without having to deal with too much traffic. I frequently see people from all over town laying down watts.

mason@gottesmanresidential.com | 512.740.8008
masonquintanarealtor.com

Mary Anne McMahon

Manor is such a quaint city with the charm of a small town that still allows potential home buyers the opportunity to experience the American dream. There’s a strong sense of community everywhere you go! Manor New Tech High School is a big draw for many families. There are also many great local dining venues such as Good Luck Grill and Café 290.

maryanne@remaxposh.com | 512.947.9684 | mottomortgageatx.com
poshpropertiesaustin.com

Dave van Heuven

I moved back downtown to the Four Seasons Residences, and enjoy taking advantage of the 98 San Jacinto complex. I love the bar Live Oak in the recently renovated hotel to meet with clients and friends. The new restaurant Ciclo is a modern Texas kitchen serving Latin-inspired dishes, brought to life by chefs James Flowers & Richard Sandoval with locally inspired ingredients that are on point. And Lady Bird Lake is at my doorstep for walking my favorite four legged friend and kayaking and SUPing on the lake.

dave@vanheuvenproperties.com | 512.658.0096
vanheuvenproperties.com

Heather Witbeck

Blunn Creek Greenbelt, which includes Big Stacy and Little Stacy Parks, in the center of Travis Heights, is an oasis of greenery in the middle of our neighborhood. There are walking trails, benches, and beautiful, quiet places to sit and have a picnic. What an amazing place to walk your dog, get out and play catch with your kids, or just daydream in the trees.

heather.witbeck@compass.com | 512.920.2521 | compass.com


Read More From the Neighborhoods Issue | June 2019


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