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Old 06-12-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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Most cities have an area that the 20 somethings, beatniks, artsy folks go for music/art/trendy shops/restraunts...

Any such areas here in town?
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Southtown
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Where exactly is "southtown" (obviously south of town ha ha ha), but any specific streets/blocks? Reccomended hot spots to visit?
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Where exactly is "southtown" (obviously south of town ha ha ha), but any specific streets/blocks? Reccomended hot spots to visit?
Tell me about Southtown
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Durango to the north, I-37 to the East, I-10 to the west (or if being more conservative, Main St), Hwy 90 to the south (again, being more conservative, Brackenridge High area).

Mostly it's King William and Lavaca, more recently reviving districts like SoFlo are included as well.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Most cities have an area that the 20 somethings, beatniks, artsy folks go for music/art/trendy shops/restraunts...

Any such areas here in town?
Yeah its on the far north side of town...

Austin....
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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The two "hippest" (or at least "quirkiest") areas are right north and right south of downtown: Southtown and Tobin Hill/Monte Vista/River North. Southtown is definitely more upscale than the northern side, and has an artier, slightly older feel. The north side is a bit more edgy, but more "indie rock" as well, with a decent set of bars on N. St. Mary's, plus Ocho (the old Club Havana) as well as Pearl, The Cove, Green, 1011, etc. A lot of people commute to hang out in both areas, so they can be pretty dead during the day. In either one, you won't find the party atmosphere of Austin, but you'll find some really friendly people, some decent spots for having a beer or seeing a show, and some great art galleries. And there is also some really great architecture in both--better than that in all of Texas's big cities, in my opinion. (And it's also pretty damn cheap, relatively speaking.)

I originally thought I'd live in Southtown when I moved here, but after checking out both, I decided on the north side. Both, however, are highly livable. Don't expect Brooklyn, Austin, Portland, etc., but do expect a nice chill atmosphere that can be quite nice.

On a side note, downtown has some cool spots, especially The Esquire. It's not very packed yet, but it has the makings of a really cool bar with a great clientele.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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