Everyone has heard of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, but many outdoor activity loving Austinites can’t afford downtown Austin’s steep rents. It’s often said that Austin is a city built in a park, and today we’re going to take a look at some of the lesser known trails and parks around our city that can give you that same outdoor lifestyle for less.
Brushy Creek Trail is located in Cedar Park and encompasses 6.75 miles of trails with beautiful landscaping and gorgeous views. There are six parks along the trail with amenities such as splash pads, swimming areas, fishing docks, rocks that can be climbed, canoeing and kayaking, disc golf, restrooms, and many picnic and pavilion areas. There are several apartment communities close to the trail and rent tends to be less than half that of a comparable property in downtown Austin near Lady Bird Lake.
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park is a 293-acre park in Northeast Austin off Lamar near Parmer Lane. It has 15 miles of hiking trails, softball fields, a pool, a playground, an off-leash dog area, basketball courts, volleyball courts, barbecuing areas, and picnic areas. There are four apartment communities adjacent to the park with amenities available such as fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, garden tubs and more. Bonus: this park is less than 5 miles from the Domain, so it’s easy to get new workout gear when you wear out what you’ve got!
There are lots of trail options in South Austin as well. The Onion Creek Greenbelt is a 555 acre park located along the banks of Onion Creek just south of William Cannon and east of IH-35. Amenities include soccer fields, an off-leash dog area, a playground, and gorgeous shaded hiking trails. There are three beautiful, amenity-filled apartment communities just three miles away, and two of those are brand new and ready for you to move in and enjoy!
Also located in South Austin, Mary Moore Searight Park is off Slaughter Lane just 2 miles from Southpark Meadows. The park has more than 300 acres of amenities like disc golf, horseback riding trails, a playground, an off-leash dog area, basketball courts, a fishing pier, a picnic shelter, a soccer field, a tennis court, barbeque pits and 6 miles of trails. Two beautifully appointed apartment communities are adjacent to the park, and one has direct access so you can enjoy all the park’s amenities easily. The other has no weight restrictions on pets so you can take full advantage of the park’s off-leash areas.
Ready to make the move to an apartment with full access to the outdoor lifestyle? Austin Apartment Specialists can help! We know Austin and the surrounding areas well and can help you find an apartment that fits what you’re looking for. Give us a call today at 512-241-1111 to get started!
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