Enjoy Austin Like The Locals Do


Come enjoy Austin's favorite neighborhoods and live like a local while you're in town either for a vacation, checking out the neighborhood while you shop for permanent housing, or visiting family that lives nearby. 


Coffee Shops

Caffe Medici - South Lamar

If you're looking for some of the best coffee in town, breakfast tacos, pastries, and even great happy hour beer and wine specials - look no further than Caffe Medici. They have several locations around town but the location at 1100 South Lamar is closest to all of our Zilker/Barton Hills properties. Other coffee shops we love: Once Over Coffee Bar, Patika, and Radio Coffee and Beer.

Barton Springs Pool is located in Zilker Park

Barton Springs Pool is located in Zilker Park

Barton Springs Pool

THe crown jewel of Austin

Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. Over the years, Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited, topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Pro Tip: say you're a "local resident" and it'll save you $5 per person! 


Loro - Asian Smokehouse

by Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole

If you've paid any attention to food in Austin, then you've heard of Uchi Sushi and Franklin BBQ...Loro Asian Smokehouse is the brainchild of Uchi head chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ. Step up to order at the bar and enjoy high-end quality food with a classic relaxed south Austin attitude. Huge patio, great drinks, and modern interior. All with great service from an impeccably trained and thoughtful staff. Loro Asian Smokehouse 2115 South Lamar Blvd.


Do512 - do awesome stuff in Austin

Check out their app for easy access 

There's no question that Austin is one of the busiest places for fun things to do and DO512 is where we all look to help keep it organized. You can search their calendars for live music, theater shows, charity events, kid friendly stuff, and much more. They host really neat events at their space on S Lamar - check do512.com for ticket giveaways and other fun stuff! Other Live Music Venues not to miss: The Historic Scoot Inn, The Saxon Pub, One-to-One Bar, Continental Club, and Antone's Blues Club offer great original live and other fun events!