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East Austin Named One of America’s Hippest Neighborhoods (pics)

Forbes’ named East Austin the  no. 7 hippest hipster neighborhood in America, beating out other popular spots  such as New Orlean’s Warehouse District and Downtown Portland.

Though there is nothing remotely groundbreaking about this honor, it’s always fun to see our little neighborhood mentioned in the press.

The Armageddon-like proportions of Austin’s allergies are making it difficult for me to walk, let alone think right now, so in lieu of a waxed poem about my beloved neighborhood, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite East Austin photos I’ve taken over the years.

Though I’ve had my ups and downs with the neighborhood, there is no place else I’d rather live in Austin (except for maybe Hyde Park).


Selfie at Longbranch Inn on 11th Street

Geoff at Thunderbird Coffee on Manor Road

An adorable (and tasty!) Iced Latte with homemade vanilla syrup from Vintage Heart Coffee on E. 7th Street

Delicious homemade bread bowl soup from Gourmands on Webberville Road

Iconic Sam’s BBQ on E. 12th Street, where you don’t need teeth to eat their beef

The Red Swing Project off of Tillery Road

Tillery Street Plant Company on Tillery Road

HOPE Farmer’s Market at Pine Street Station

Wall art on Manor Road

The nation’s first zero-packaging, zero-waste grocery store, In.gredients, located on Manor Road

East Austin letterpress on Tillery Road

East Austin Studio Tour at Super!Alright! on Chicon Street

Landscape design & greenhouse, Big Red Sun, located on Cesar Chavez Street

East Austin garden

Sherman, our East Austin feral kitten, who passed away, sadly

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  • Reply carrie October 2, 2012 at 10:01 am

    i’ve decided that the best way to go would be drowning in a bread bowl of soup at gourmand’s.

    • Reply hipstercrite October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Tell me about it! Last night we went there and I finally got to try the black bean soup! My favorite is still the cream of mushroom.

  • Reply Lauren October 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    A little later this month, I am going to “Hearts and Robots” off 13th and rosewood, the name itself was so adorable I had to give it a spin. Most salons are so expensive in Austin, but the price was right, sorry Urban Betty!

    I have been wanting to give the east-side a try, it is quickly becoming drinking (if you are into that) escape from the yuppy to fratty continuum of sixth street. North ATX with the exception of Anderson Lane is so boring. I may consider moving there once I get my financial ducks in a row.

    • Reply hipstercrite October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      I used to live near the old Hearts and Robots. Never went there, but they seem like nice folk. Let me know how it goes! I need a haircut!

  • Reply Yep, E Austin is cool.  Tried to share this from Pismatic but they don’t support Google+… otherwise… | wholetech October 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

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