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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Austin Neighborhoods

Hyde Park

Founded in 1891, this historical central Austin neighborhood is a magnet for families. Yoga studios, wine bars, and hip restaurants lie off Guadalupe and the University of Texas campus.


Located in tony West Austin, majestic homes with history define this popular, pricey area just minutes from downtown clubs, trendy restaurants, and Zilker Park.


Families and singles live side by side in cute 1940s bungalows and grand old homes here. Have coffee (and maybe a glimpse of tennis star Andy Roddick) at Austin Java.

Travis Heights/Bouldin

Tattoos, families, and suits commingle in funky South Austin. Stroll down South Congress for coffee, live music, margaritas, and Tex-Mex or wander the trendy shops off South First Street.

West Lake Hills

Prada bags and Mercedes are out in force in one of Austin’s priciest ‘hoods, as are huge homes, incredible views, and the top-rated Eanes school district.


Residential lofts and condos are changing the city skyline and attracting hipsters, luminaries, and out-of-state Longhorn fans who want to be close to dining, shopping, and parks.

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