Friday, March 29, 2013

The Arboretum

This month we will be spotlighting the Arboretum neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  The Arboretum is an area in Northwest Austin that sits at the intersection of U.S. 183 and Capital of Texas Highway/Loop 360, and Mopac/Loop One.  Its namesake is the open-air shopping mall The Arboretum, but this area has a lot more than shopping to offer, such as a 10 mile commute to downtown.

This part of Austin has a lot of hills, and consequently the apartments in the area can have breathtaking views.  Rents range from $750 for a small one bedroom to $1200 for a large 2 bedroom, 2 bath.  Most complexes have amenities such as a pool, fitness center, and party room for residents.  

The Arboretum area is also popular with employers, mostly in the high tech industries.   Dell, 3M, EDS, Motorola and Texas Instruments all have offices in the area, and with the upcoming Apple expansion, which will ultimately create as many as 3,600 local positions, this area is poised to become even more popular.  

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Anderson Mill Schools and Employers

We are spotlighting the Anderson Mill neighborhood of Austin, Texas this month.  This week we’ll be reviewing the schools and employers in this suburb northwest of Austin.

Anderson Mill’s schools are in the popular Round Rock ISD school district.  The high school for the Anderson Mill area is Westwood High School, a Recognized campus and an International Baccalaureate School with almost 2,600 students.   It ranked  in Newsweek’s “Top 100 High Schools in Nation”, Newsweek’s “Top 15 High Schools in Texas”, received a Gold Medal from US News & World Report, and a Gold Rating from 2012 Grammy Signature School.  The middle school is Noel Grisham Middle School, and the elementaries are Anderson Mill and the Recognized Purple Sage Elementary.

Anderson Mill area employers include Apple Inc.’s Customer Service Center which is just five miles from Anderson Mill.  Apple designs, develops and sells electronics, software and computers, most famously the Mac and iPhone, iPad, and iPod.  The Americas Operations Center is currently undergoing a $304 million expansion which will eventually employ 3,600 local people in operations service, support and finance for Apple’s business in North and South America.

Anderson Mill is also located just fifteen minutes from IBM’s headquarters on North Burnet Road.  IBM is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of computer hardware and software.  IBM offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.  IBM employs about 6,000 people at its Austin location, but has over 400,000 employees worldwide.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Anderson Mill Dining and Entertainment

This month, we’re spotlighting the Anderson Mill neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week we’ll be talking about the dining, shopping and entertainment options in this Northwest neighborhood.

There are a wealth of unique, locally owned restaurants in the area, as well as the national chains that we're all used to. Family run Reale's Pizza and Cafe serves up pizza and pasta just like grandma made, if you had an Italian grandmother who was an amazing cook, that is.  The atmosphere is casual and friendly and if you're lucky, you might just get entertainment in the form of a piano playing, singing Frank Sinatra wannabe.

If you're more in the mood for Asian, you're in luck.  There are several Asian restaurants in the area from sushi at Osaka Mansun, which not only gets high marks for its sushi, but for its Japanese and Korean fare, to Thai at Spin Modern Thai, which gets raves for its unique spicy dishes at wallet-friendly prices.  

Anderson Mill is also very close to Lakeline Mall, a shoppers paradise with all your favorite stores.  There are venerable anchor stores like Dillard's and Macy's and younger upstarts like Torrid, which offers trendy fashion for the plus-size woman.  You can also get your hair done (Visible Changes), your clothes altered, (ASAP Alterations), and a pretty candle to take home to Ma (Yankee Candle Company).

Tired from your day of eating and shopping and you just want to relax and watch a movie?  Anderson Mill is great place for this too!  There are several movie theatres in the area, from Alamo Lake Creek if you like your flicks with a beer, to Regal Lakeline Mall if you're looking for something more family friendly and convenient to the food court.
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