Thursday, September 1, 2016

Austin Neighborhoods: Allandale


The Austin Business Journal’s news that Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is opening a restaurant on Burnet Lane has inspired us to revisit the Allandale neighborhood the restaurant will be tucked into.  A lot has changed since we first profiled this vibrant North Central area over three years ago.

Stubb’s will be located next door to Lala’s Little Nugget, a classic Austin bar that maintains Christmas decor all year long.  Allandale residents love it for the authentic dive bar ambience, juke box, and no nonsense drinks.  Stubb’s Bar-B-Q will share a patio with Lala’s and is all set to go ahead with their grand opening, despite an ongoing lawsuit by the company that sells their famous barbecue sauce.

The lawsuit alleges that Stubb’s only has the right to have a barbecue restaurant on Red River, and any other location violates their agreement with One World Foods.

Allandale is located east of Mopac, west of Burnet Road, north of 45th Street, and south of Anderson Lane.  The area is popular for its highly rated schools and convenient location close to highways and public transportation.  There is also a huge number of restaurants and bars packed into this area.

Students in elementary school attend Gullett Elementary where they root for the Geckos.  Sixth through eighth graders go to Lamar Middle School, a Fine Arts Academy with the Scotties as their mascot.  The high school is McCallum.  McCallum Knights come from across the district to attend McCallum’s Fine Arts Magnet Program in music, dance, theatre, or the visual arts.

Allandale’s convenient location right off Mopac and 2222 and close to 183, Capital 360, and I-35 makes it an ideal location for commuting to area employers.  St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is just ten minutes from Allandale and employs doctors, nurses, administrative staff and more.  St. David’s was the first Health System in the state to be named “Texas Employer of the Year” by the Texas Workforce Commission.  

IBM’s headquarters is also less than ten minutes away on North Burnet Road.  IBM is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of computer hardware and software.  IBM offers infrastructure, hosting, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.  IBM has about 6,000 employees in Austin and over 375,000 worldwide.  

As far as restaurants, Allandale is jam-packed with a huge variety of cuisines, many at the hottest restaurants in Austin.  The Peached Tortilla serves Southern Comfort Food with an Asian Flare.  They get high marks from diners for great service, amazing food, and delicious cocktails.

Barley Swine offers a multiple course dining experience featuring fresh, in-season produce and meat from local farmers and ranchers.  The menu is constantly changing based on what is available and what strikes the fancy of the chefs.

Three Little Pigs is a food truck on Burnet specializing in pork.  Their menu changes daily, but the pig is always the star of the show.  The pork belly and Asian Fried Chicken get high marks from diners, but you should go and find out what heavenly concoction they’ve come up with today!

For entertainment, Alamo Drafthouse Village on Anderson Lane is a great place to catch a movie while enjoying a drink and some tasty eats.  In addition to first run films, they have special events like Sing-alongs and screenings of your favorite movies from childhood and beyond.

Looking for a unique gift that has Austin written all over it?  Check out Atown, home to the work of over one hundred local artists and designers.  They have men and women’s apparel, beauty products, home decor, and more!

There are a lot of great apartments in and around this neighborhood as well. Burnet Flats has apartments ranging from a 600 square foot one bedroom, one bath to a two bedroom, two bath with 1,136 square feet.  Amenities include washer/dryer hook-ups, nine foot ceilings, kitchen islands, soaking tubs, and hardwood floors.  The community has an elevator, garage, bike racks, sky lounge, and is near public transportation.

Le Med has units ranging from one bedrooms with 600 square feet to two bedrooms with 800 square feet.  Apartments feature plank flooring, solar screens, gas cooking in select units, and more.  The community has a pool with sun deck, picnic areas, a barbecue grill, and lots of parking.

Ready to find your new apartment home in in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin, Allandale?  Give Austin Apartment Specialists a call today at 512-318-2504 to partner with one of our expert apartment locators absolutely free!  We know the latest in rent, vacancies, and move-in specials at apartments across Austin.