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South Lamar

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Neighborhoods | 0 comments

The South Lamar neighborhood is just west of Bouldin, south of the river, and north of Ben White/Highway 71.  This is one of the most vibrant areas in town and is experiencing a building boom that’s bringing mixed-use to this classic corridor.

There’s tons to do in this area, including Butler Park Pitch and Putt, a nine hole, par 3 course right by the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail.  It’s designed for all ages and even dogs are invited to the party!  This Austin institution has been popular since it opened in 1949.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball form an entertainment duo you can’t beat.  At Alamo, check out first run flicks and fun events like sing-a-longs and showings with special meals themed to the movie being shown while enjoying your favorite beverage and a meal.  Best of all, they require a silent theater and aren’t afraid to kick out patrons who don’t adhere to their no talking, no texting policy. The Highball has amazing themed private karaoke rooms, a dance floor, a stage where legends like Dale Watson hold court, and more fancy cocktails, craft draft beers, and bar snacks than you can shake a stick at.  

The chefs at Odd Duck are inspired by the local farmers and purveyors.  Their seafood is fresh from the Gulf Coast, they mill their own flour in house, and their cocktails are made with fresh juices.  They believe in serving good, local food made from scratch.

The Gibson Street Bar is nestled along South Lamar and offers sixteen craft beers on draft, plus many more bottled beers.  They have delicious cocktails and an extensive wine and bubbles list with both inside and outside seating.

There are tons of apartments all along the South Lamar corridor as well.  Gibson Flats has amazing views of downtown from their rooftop deck; check it out in this video.  Their one and two bedroom apartments range from 592 to 1,141 square feet and feature nine foot ceilings, built-in computer desks, quartz counters, walk-in and linen closets, full size washer and dryers, and balconies and patios.  The community is on three CapMetro bus routes, has enclosed bicycle storage, a large courtyard with a pool, grilling stations, and large oak trees, and more.

Lamar Union is another amazing apartment community with studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms ranging from 391 to 1,591 square feet.  The community is on a dedicated stop on the MetroRapid #803, there is a multi-level parking garage with controlled access, two guest lounges with beautiful downtown views, a fitness center, a Yoga, Pilates, and Barre Studio, and outdoor grilling and dining areas.   Apartments are designed by award-winning architect Michael Hsu, have wood-style flooring, kitchens feature 42” cabinets and quartz counters, and apartments are available with patios or balconies.

Post South Lamar has studio, one and two bedroom apartments with granite counters, deep soak tubs, concrete or simulated wood flooring, and tile flooring in baths.  The community’s parking garage and buildings are controlled-access, it has a resort-style pool, grilling areas, a 24 hour fitness center with free weights, boxing/kick bags, cardio equipment, and complimentary classes twice a week.

The one and two bedroom apartments at Hanover South Lamar have dual vanities and stand-up showers available, large walk-in closets, granite counters and natural stone backsplashes, wood-style flooring throughout living areas, and washer/dryers.  The community has a large dog park, 6,000 square feet of on-site retail, cabanas, a courtyard with outdoor kitchen and dining areas, and dedicated parking with controlled entry access.  

Ready to make your home on South Lamar?  We can show you every apartment in the area and beyond in just one appointment.  Give us a call today at 512-416-8100 and let Apartment Experts South find your perfect place!

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