By Barbara Falconer Newhall
East Austin has everything it takes to be a first-rate hipster neighborhood — street art, food trucks, farmers markets, coffee shops, affordable (so far) housing, parks, artists’ studios, walkability — and, most important, a carefree, offbeat vibe.
Brooklyn has its Williamsburg neighborhood. Los Angeles has Silver Lake. Portland, Oregon,
has the Pearl District. San Francisco has its Mission District. And Texas has East Austin.
Even Forbes Magazine has taken notice of the funky charms of East Austin, rating it No. 7 of the top ten US hipster havens. That and it’s in Austin — the site of the annual SXSW festival.
You’ll find burrito food trucks in East Austin, a park with a pretty lake, and an artists’ studio tour. And, lucky for me and my trusty point-and-shoot, East Austin’s got lots of crazy-ingenious stuff to photograph. Here goes:
This is the last of my posts about the oh-so-photogenic Austin, Texas. For more Austin stories go to “The Ghost of 300 Million Dead Trees Hovers Over a Lake in Texas” and “Quirky, Lovable Austin.” Also, “Austin — A City With Its Soul on Its Sleeve.” For another travel story, see “Shanghai Chic — Where a Woman’s Style Starts With Her Shoes.”