Friday, February 22, 2013

Anderson Mill

Anderson Mill used to be its own city, but it was incorporated into Austin in 2008. Anderson Mill began as a master planned community in the late 1970's and popular for those looking for affordable rents, lots of local amenities and Round Rock ISD schools.  Green space, parks, and hike and bike trails are all abundant in the area, but the close proximity of Highway 183, State Highway 45 and Mopac mean that residents can quickly get to work or shopping.

Rents in the area are very reasonable for Austin, ranging from $590 to $1400 per month, depending on size of the apartment and age of the complex.  Most complexes in Anderson Mill have pools, community rooms and other amenities.

There are a wealth of unique, locally owned restaurants in the area, as well as the national chains that we're all used to. Family run Reale's Pizza and Cafe serves up pizza and pasta just like grandma made, if you had an Italian grandmother who was an amazing cook, that is.  The atmosphere is casual and friendly and if you're lucky, you might just get entertainment in the form of a piano playing, singing Frank Sinatra wannabe.

If you're more in the mood for Asian, you're in luck.  There are several Asian restaurants in the area from sushi at Osaka Mansun, which not only gets high marks for its sushi, but for its Japanese and Korean fare, to Thai at Spin Modern Thai, which gets raves for its unique spicy dishes at wallet-friendly prices.  

Anderson Mill is also very close to Lakeline Mall, a shoppers paradise with all your favorite stores.  There are venerable anchor stores like Dillard's and Macy's and younger upstarts like Torrid, which offers trendy fashion for the plus-size woman.  You can also get your hair done (Visible Changes), your clothes altered, (ASAP Alterations), and a pretty candle to take home to Ma (Yankee Candle Company).

Tired from your day of eating and shopping and you just want to relax and watch a movie?  Anderson Mill is great place for this too!  There are several movie theatres in the area, from Alamo Lake Creek if you like your flicks with a beer, to Regal Lakeline Mall if you're looking for something more family friendly and convenient to the food court.