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Old 09-20-2007, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've seen that on a lot of listings for housing and have no clue what it is. How is that area?
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: South Austin
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The Arboretum is a shopping area. It is full of places to eat and shop. I have never understood the big deal, but a lot of people I know love it. It is close to Mopac, 360 and 183 so living around there makes travel easier. There are several other places opening like it so I am betting in 2-5 years "The Arboretum" won't be such a big deal.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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?
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Gee! I thought it was a big park, like in WA, where the "arboretum" (from the word TREE, hellooo!!) is a beautiful park by the lake... I am glad I read this post. Checking it off my list of "must go to" places
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: South Austin
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It is in Austin. Located @ 360 and 183.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Gee! I thought it was a big park, like in WA, where the "arboretum" (from the word TREE, hellooo!!) is a beautiful park by the lake... I am glad I read this post. Checking it off my list of "must go to" places
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.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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It will be interesting to see how the Domain will affect the Aboretum area. I know several shops have moved over to the Domain.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: South Austin
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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.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Plano
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Yeah, i went there a couple of times for the Barnes & Noble/Borders (nearby). It's an outdoor strip mall where the stores are in sort of a cluster and you walk around the outside edge. Poor design IMO. Since the bookstore left, I haven't been back. They need a total tear-down and redesign to compete with the Domain and other "lifestyle center" mall.
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Where is the Domain located?
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