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Enjoy the Best of Austin When You Live in ShadowGlen

October 28, 2018 9:32 pm

The ShadowGlen community of new homes in Manor TX offers easy access to the best of downtown Austin. Whether you want to go shopping, enjoy dinner at a unique restaurant or check out the latest musical acts, you can find it all within a short drive of your home in ShadowGlen.


Congress Avenue is the quintessential “Main Street” experience with shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. The South Congress area, or SOCO, is hip area with unique shops, food trucks and music venues.

West End is home to well-known national stores including Anthropologie, REI and Whole Foods. It’s also where you’ll find Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas.


Austin is rapidly becoming as well known for its food as it is for its music. You can find cuisine ranging from traditional Texas barbecue to cutting-edge international food.

Coffee shops include the upscale but relaxed 15th Street Café, 1886 Café & Bakery on 6th Street, and Annie’s Café & Bar, recognized as downtown Austin’s oldest continuously operating restaurant.

Pubs, bars and beer gardens abound, such as the Waller Creek Pub House next to the Waller Creek on Sabine Avenue, the Valhalla Bar and the dog-friendly Tiniest Bar in Texas.

For full-scale dining, you can find everything from upscale steak houses and international cuisine to casual family restaurants. Food trucks and national chain eateries are represented as well.


If you like to listen to live music, you’re in luck. Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Local musicians and famous names alike perform regularly here in venues ranging from local pubs to historic concert halls. Music festivals give you the chance to hear a mix of artists in one fun-filled location.

If your tastes trend toward arts and culture, hit the local galleries and museums. Try the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin History Center or the Mexic-Arte Museum.

For something a little more offbeat, head to Esther’s Follies for a live variety-show experience, or the Museum of the Weird for oddities and performance art.

Ready to find your new home? Call Buffington Homes today at 512-856-5664 to tour the ShadowGlen community of new homes in Manor TX.

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