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Welcome to Austin’s Domain and Arboretum Area

The Domain and Arboretum began as two large mixed-use projects that have transformed over time into a secondary downtown for the city of Austin. This area has over 3 million square feet of Class-A office space drawing in Fortune 500 companies and tech startups alike. Home to tenants like Amazon, Indeed, and Accruent, the tech community is thriving in the area. The Domain and Arboretum are true live, work, play environments with access to hundreds of restaurants, high end retail and plenty of apartment and housing options within and surrounding the area.

Submarket Details

WHAT YOU WILL FIND:

A well-planned and thoughtfully executed live/work community that serves North Austin well.

THE 9 TO 5:

Traffic can be an issue, but luckily the Domain and Arboretum feature some of the best shopping and affordable dining options in North Austin.

SUBMARKET APPEAL:

The Domain is the perfect place for those who prefer a quieter routine and aren’t looking for the ‘hustle bustle’ of downtown.

THE MARKET:

Lots of new high-rise Class-A developments continue to rise around the area making this known as the ‘tech corridor’ of Austin.

YOU WILL REMEMBER:

The shiny new workspace offices with rolling hill country views out your window.

Characteristics

Luxury Shopping, Casual and Fine-Dining Options, Family-Friendly, Class-A Offices, Hotels, Variety of Entertainment

Location of Domain & Arboretum

Average 5PM Commute Times

ABIA

DOWNTOWN

CEDAR PARK

MULLER

ROUND ROCK

PFLUGERVILLE

NORTHWEST HILLS

22-35 min.

28-35 min.

26-30 min.

35-45 min.

22-30 min.

26-36 min.

14-26 min.

Boundries

West boundary runs down Jollyville Rd. to Mopac, South boundary runs from the intersection of Mopac and US-183 along US-183 to the East, East boundary runs up along Metric Blvd to the North boundary at Duval Rd.

GOOD TO KNOW

The average commute time in Austin in 40 minutes

THE PERKS OF DOMAIN & ARBORETUM

Your Neighborhood

The Domain has about a hundred upscale and mainstream retail shops and restaurants and various entertainment like movie theaters, game lounges and TopGolf. A sampling of shops includes high-end boutiques such as David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, AllSaints, Tiffany & Co. and Austin’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as more traditional shops like Apple, Banana Republic, Anthropologie and more. Restaurant favorites like True Food Kitchen, Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Maggiano’s Little Italy, North Italia are all located here making it easy for a business dinner, lunch or even a morning coffee. The Domain provides more than 800 residential units and an abundant amount of  Class A office space, The Domain is the premier location in Austin to shop, dine, stay and work. The Arboretum is an older development with less appeal, but can be a more cost effective area that provides a laid-back hill country experience and is still less than 5 minutes from the Domain.

Moving Around Domain and Arboretum

Three of the city’s four largest thoroughfares connect at the Domain and Arboretum making it easily accessible from every part of the greater city area. Getting to the area via public transportation is also an option there as there is a Metro Rail Station on the east side2 of the Domain connecting it South to downtown and and North to Leander. There are also a couple of bus routes that bring access to the area as well. If tenant’s employees happen to live in the area there are bike lanes throughout both the Domain and Arboretum as well as great routes for walking.

Shoot Me Straight

The Domain can definitely get a bit congested and overwhelming when shoppers want to take advantage of great weather for some outdoor shopping on the weekends, but normally the work week there’s a calmness to the area that makes for a pleasurable commuting and work experience. It’s far enough away from Downtown where you really don’t get the ‘Keep Austin Weird’ vibe, but what it lacks in culture it makes up for with its variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options and the central location makes a big difference to those commuting from Cedar Park & Round Rock.

The History

Construction on the Arboretum began in the early 1980’s back then the two major highways US-183 and 360 only went as far North as the new development. The Arboretum was staged to become a different type of mixed-use development that didn’t really exist in Austin until its completion. Shedding away the concept of a classic mall of office setting. The development was designed in a parklike setting intermixing retail, office and housing to work as one collective environment. It’s success was undeniable, office users such as Dell, who moved their headquarters here until moving onto Round Rock after too much growth, were confirmation that this setting would work in Austin. Enter Domain in 2007, who’s vision was designed and tweaked off of the neighboring Arboretum. Collecting out of town high end retailers and office users became the Domains bread and butter and has turned out very well. Looking forward, the future of this area is bright. Millions of square feet of Class-A office, multifamily and retail are scheduled to be delivered over the next few years.

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