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Old 08-07-2007, 09:32 PM
 
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Hello again,

We will officially be in Austin in 24 more days! Yeah

I just had a couple of questions and sorry if they are repeats.

1. What is it like to live in the Arboretum?

2. I hear Austin has excellent night life and especially for the younger crowd because of the University. Is there any night life for people in their 30s-40s? Not a dance club, more of a cool loungy bar vibe or even a laid back jazz vibe.


Thanks so much
Pam
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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1) Well, if you live in the arboretum, there are lots of clothes on racks, and cool toys at the sharper image, and you can eat dinner at the cheesecake factory... Unless you are talking about living in the Arboretum area? .

That is a very nice location, in general, in that there is box store shopping close by, a generally good school chain, and you have relatively easy access to downtown. There are a variety of neighborhoods in that area which can vary quite widely in 'vibe'.

2) There is an older nightlife scene, some of which is downtown, and some of which is further out. Depends on what you like to do. Zilker Theater Productions out on the hillside in Zilker Park winds up for the summer this weekend. Nutty Brown Cafe always has music on the weekends, and the Broken Spoke can be an experience. There are some 'older' clubs downtown, which are too numerous to mention. Shady Grove has 'unplugged at the Grove' on Thursday nights. Some people will still like the warehouse district scene, but it is more of a late 20s/early 30s thing, I think. Really, it shouldn't take much to find something to do. Check on Austin360 or Citysearh.com, too, or in the Austin Chronicle online.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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I lived in the Arboretum area when I first moved to Austin last March and I think it is a great area. It is very safe. We rented an apartment off of Jollyville Rd. for 3 months before we bought a home in Round Rock. It was a great place to live while getting the feel for the other areas in and around Austin.

It's 15 minutes South of Lakeline mall where there is a ton of retail stores, yet it's not that far of a drive to downtown. There are quite a few restaurants right in the Arboretum area as well as a Costco, Sam's Club, Whole Foods, REI, Barnes & Noble, Einstein's bagles, etc.

You will notice some homeless people that hang around Braker and 183 a lot in-between the HEB and Randall's grocery stores, but they rarely tend to bother anyone.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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Reed's Jazz is of the "adult contemporary" sort usualy(ie not jazz...sorry personal issue). The only "good" jazz club we have is the Elephant Room. You can catch a few good acts around town as well but we are not a "jazz city" unfortunatly.

There is lots to do and places to go for the 30-40 crowd however in austin its more 30-50. Arboretum is nice. Not too far from the nightlife and you get to go back Mopac instead of 35 with all the 18-30 year olds.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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Elephant room is pretty nice...although it is weird to have Jazz w/o smoke, it is about the only way I can go and not end up sick.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:55 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the help! Great information.

Pam
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:06 PM
 
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You forgot to mention Amy's Ice cream at the Arboretum. It's really hard to forget how good Mexican Vanilla flavor is.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:09 AM
 
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You forgot to mention Amy's Ice cream at the Arboretum. It's really hard to forget how good Mexican Vanilla flavor is.
Close to 360, Arboretum is not my taste of wine and dine. I think that some westlake folks tried to save money and move to the Arboretum, but the money followed them. Luxury car dealerships near by, but not sure if there a starbucks , lol.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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Meh. The SBUX is inside the Barnes & Noble.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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There is a huge starbucks next to Saks, across from the Arboretum on Great Hills.
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