Shoreline Park – Austin, TX

The original settlers claimed their new homeland around Shoreline Park and forged a path to the Colorado River. The neighborhood continuously houses some of the best dining, shopping and public parks in Austin. Shoreline Park is known for the scenic Walnut Creek, suburban feel and ease of access to downtown Austin, a mere 15 miles south.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Restaurants, bars and clubs proliferate in the area around Shoreline Park. Anything your appetite craves is available. Dining and lounge environments line US route 183, Highway 1 and Interstate 35. Rock the night away at Shenanigans Nightclub with free games of pool and competitive dart tournaments. Order beer by the pitcher to find the strength to sing karaoke four nights a week, or wait until Friday night to catch live bands. CRU Wine Bar creates a warm and romantic atmosphere with spectacular small plate entrées and one of the widest selections of champagne and wine in the area. CRU is the place for an upscale date or to celebrate a special event. The Rio Grande Tex-Mex Restaurant holds itself to exacting standards of excellence. The Maldonado family proudly presents award-winning margaritas with Tex-Mex food that will have you returning time and time again. Start a hearty meal with Fajita Queso and order a stuffed avocado for a rich and fulfilling experience. If you're undecided then try a Rio combo for the best of Rio Grande. For the area's best Thai food visit the Thai Spoon on Gattis School Road. Settle in with won ton soup before moving on to the lemon fish or curry duck. If you desire something sweet after the main course then have the banana delight or homemade mango ice cream.

History & Culture

The land that's now known as Shoreline Park was hard-won by pioneers of the 1830s. The Comanche successfully hampered the progress of many white settlers, but failed in north Austin. Walnut Creek, just south of Shoreline Park, made the land very valuable to the original settlers of Texas. In the 21st century Walnut Creek is still valuable real estate that is honored as protected public land for all to enjoy. The Heritage House Museum in Pflugerville promotes the history of the city and is open free of charge the first Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. The Round Rock Arts Council hosts monthly exhibits and artist lectures at the ArtSpace on East Main Street. The council extends an open invitation to attend Artist Receptions the first Thursday evening of each month. ArtSpace is open from Tuesdays through Saturdays. Donations are accepted.

Transportation

Interstate 35 and the four-lane highways serving Shoreline Park make driving a convenient form of travel. The easily-accessed highways carry commuters into and around downtown, south to San Antonio or north to Fort Worth/Dallas. Uber serves Shoreline Park and taxis in this highly urbanized area are not hard to find. Capital Metro buses have dozens of stations around the neighborhood for hassle-free public transportation. Bike lanes and trails cover the city landscape. In fact, Austin is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in America. Most residential streets allow free parking, and businesses provide ample parking spaces for their customers. City streets are lined with sidewalks for pedestrian use.

Cost

Shoreline Park's cost of living is 5 percent lower than Austin's average. Expect to pay around $889 for a single-bedroom apartment. Motorists can expect to pay 10 percent less at the pump than the national average. City bus commuters can reach downtown Austin with three connections for a total cost of $3. However, savvy travelers purchase a day pass for $2. Domestic beers cost as little as $2 by the pint.

Shopping

Residents of Shoreline Park are surrounded by retail outlets. Major shopping areas can be found along Interstate 35 and U.S. route 183. Boardstop, located just south of highway 45 on Interstate 35, has served Austin with high quality wakesurf boards for 10 years. Browse their bestselling products on location or shop online to find a high-end specialty wake board to meet your demanding expectations. Visit Sweet Love & Sugar Britches for unique, high-quality clothing at reasonable prices. This classy boutique has the very best in Texan fashion. Shop for footwear, jewelry, accessories and unique apparel for your perfect look. Grocery stores in the neighborhood include Ambica Foods, an H-E-B, KP Indian Grocery and Shahi Foods along the Interstate 35 corridor. Gandhi Bazaar, Apna Bazaar, Asia Market and Randalls Grocer are located on U.S. route 183. Georgetown Farmers Market Association hosts three farmers markets in the vicinity of Shoreline Park. The Sun City farmers market meets on Tuesday mornings on Texas Drive in Georgetown, the Georgetown market sells produce on Thursday afternoons on University Avenue and the Round Rock market meets on Saturday mornings on University Boulevard. The association has supplied customers with foods and ornamental plants for more than 30 years.

Parks

Residents and their pets have a number of parks to visit for rest and recreation. Some popular retreats include St. Edwards Park, Riata Neighborhood Park, Rattan Creek Park, Springwoods Park and the 293-acre Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Parks are free to enter, allow dogs and many provide reservable pavilions for special events. Amenities include playgrounds, public pools, splash pads, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields and walking trails. The Northwest Recreation Center supports year-round programs for adults and youth. The Rec Center enables residents of all ages to compete in sports leagues, take part in special events and stay active for a healthy lifestyle. Guests are encouraged to involve themselves in arts and crafts, ping pong, chess, fitness or any other activity of interest. Registration fees vary by program. Pflugerville Deutschen Pfest celebrates the city's history and German heritage on the third weekend of May in Pfluger Park. Entertainment includes children's games, carnival rides and vendors of all varieties. Admission varies from $5 to $7 depending on the day; $20 carnival wrist bands purchase unlimited rides, daily. La Dolce Vita is one of Austin's most popular fall events. The culinary world of central Texas shows off its goods and extreme talents for a night of revelry. Sample wine, taste specialty coffees and meet Austinites with similar interests. Tickets vary based on amenities, contact The Contemporary Austin for details.
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