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Old 09-21-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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OMG...shopping is my mothership. LOL. What are the schools like? Is that in Austin or one of the smaller towns?
Its Northwest Austin. There are really nice neighborhoods to the west and north of the Arboretum. I guess it'd be called the "Great Hills" area? The schools are Austin ISD, maybe crossing over into the southwestern edge of Round Rock ISD. Very hilly, established neighborhood full of mostly custom and semi-custom homes.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:01 PM
 
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I agree with you Txstar. I noticed that several of the shops left already and you know the rest will go soon. Just look across the street where Home Depot used to be- 200,000 sg ft building empty. Across the street from there. Borders left.
That Home Depot is slated to be Target in the near future!
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:37 PM
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The big draw about the Arboretum is that is an outdoor shopping area that it is within walking distance from the Renaissance Hotel, agrueably the largest hotel near the "center" of Austin where many people live.

Dell has at least one different management offsite at the Renaissance a month and, again, close to where many people live in Austin.

I've heard the area is the "shifted" center of Austin, most accessible from Lakeway, West Lake, Circle-C, Great Hills, NW Hills, Pfluggerville, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander, and Hutto.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Where is the Domain located?
Just across from the Arboretum on Mopac

Actually, closer to Mopac / Braker, a little bit farther east. Same idea, though. Arboretum = Domain, Circa 1984, with updates in 90's and 00's.

Z-Tejas in the Arboretum is still my favorite restaurant in Austin.

Renaissance hotel in the Arboretum is a top 5 Austin hotel.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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Yes, do that.
I've never seen a more inappropriately named shopping center or one less deserving of its hype.
It's just a high-end (sort of) strip mall - with some nice landscaping.
One would think that it is a highly sought tourist attraction from the way it is talked about.
I never understood why The Arboretum is a big deal - still don't.
Pretty much sums up the entire city of Austin...
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Well....I'm still thinking it's going to be Georgetown. Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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The Arboretum is still pretty well-established. I don't think that the Domain is going to kill it. There's plenty of opportunity in North Austin and new business continues to come in.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I agree with you Txstar. I noticed that several of the shops left already and you know the rest will go soon. Just look across the street where Home Depot used to be- 200,000 sg ft building empty. Across the street from there. Borders left.
No way! When I lived up there the Arboretum was THE place to shop.
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