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North Central Austin

A trendy part of the city surrounded by varied neighborhoods with different atmospheres and advantages.

Welcome to North Central Austin

A trendy community with great shops and eateries
North Central Austin is a trendy part of the city surrounded by varied neighborhoods with different atmospheres and advantages. North Central Austin is walkable with popular corridors like North Lamar and Burnet Road. These are known for being hubs to the daylife and nightlife. Shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant, resulting in residents choosing to live and commune along these streets.

What is great about North Central Austin is that it is an expansive area undivided by any highways. Still, many other modes of transportation exist to take you to the center of Downtown Austin. North Central Austin is conveniently about 20 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

What to Love

  • Quick and easy access to Downtown Austin
  • Eclectic surrounding neighborhoods
  • Walkable distance from shops, restaurants, and entertainment
  • Vibrant nightlife to explore

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle is outgoing and dynamic. Residents are constantly coming and going between popular meet points. The food gives an abundance of tasty options to choose from. It is also common for residents to visit surrounding neighborhoods because each offers something different. For example, Allendale has a suburban feeling with homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. On the other hand, parts like the North Loop area are full of coffee shops, vintage shops, and bars.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Foreign & Domestic is an elegant American-European farm-to-table dining experience. They partner with local farms to ensure the freshest ingredients in the shortest time frame. The chefs at Foreign & Domestic strive to make creative and cohesive food.

Uchiko is the sister restaurant to Uchi and is a prime example of elevated, non-traditional Japanese sushi and small plates. With a sushi master at the helm, there is no shortage of surprises and delights. Some seafood featured in Uchiko’s dishes is the cured Swedish mackerel, the Spanish white anchovy, and the golden black-eye snapper.

Do you love New York-style pizza? If so, Home Slice Pizza is just the place for you. Home Slice Pizza was once a tiny mom-and-pop pizza parlor that has turned into an Austin icon. The parlor is known for its stone-baked Napolitan-style crust pizza, topping selection, and quirky atmosphere.

Black’s Barbecue Austin is a family-owned establishment that has passed down the art of barbecue through three generations. The pitmasters meticulously prepare the best cuts of meat for their customers to enjoy. Black's Barbecue Austin is an example of the rich barbecuing culture in Austin.

Things to Do

There are plenty of shops and boutiques in North Central Austin. Hearth & Soul is a high-end boutique and gathering place selling a curated selection of home items and artisan goods.

Lilla & Beth sells women’s clothing, cute giftable items, jewelry, and houseware. The little shop is so lovely and inviting, who wouldn’t want to take a look? They are located next to the Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater.

If you are looking for a beautiful Persian rug or hand-crafted goods, Magic Caravan has a wonderful selection. Magic Caravan also offers a range of tapestries, bathrobes, and pillowcases.

Besides shopping, a fun activity for residents is ice skating at Chaparral Ice. This family business is committed to offering the community an exciting time. The rink offers different programs that anyone can sign up for –– beginner skating, competitive figure skating, and hockey.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park is great for taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and engaging in recreational pastimes. The park is nestled along Shoal Creek and has popular amenities including its pool, basketball court, tennis court, baseball area, softball area, and other field sports. Ducks and grebes can be found frolicking in the park’s pond.


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