Fresh Caught Eastern Flavor in Austin

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Fish stands out from most other proteins, primarily because it’s one of the few you can enjoy raw. Japan thrived on their seafood cuisine for years and perfected the flavors so that anyone can enjoy it. Thankfully, here at Retreat at Barton Creek, you don’t have to take a flight to Tokyo to get a taste of great fresh sushi; there are plenty of Japanese restaurants right by our luxury apartments in Austin to satisfy any salmon roll craving.

Uchi – aptly named “house” in its native tongue – is a Japanese fine dining chain in Texas dedicated to serving the freshest fish and seafood in all their sashimi and sushi platters. Their location in Austin is only two and a half miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive to your reserved table in under ten minutes. Open for dinner every evening, their expansive menu features all the best flavors of Japan. Try sixteen decadent sushi and sashimi options, ranging sake Atlantic salmon to kinoko mushrooms to even unagi freshwater eel. Not in the mood for raw food? Enjoy their sasami yaki chicken breast, or their biendo tempura shrimp spring roll with nuoc mom and red grape. Pair up your sushi and other entrees with their selection of fine crafted sake or wine. Mix things up with their daily specials and find a new favorite to savor. Finally, don’t forget to finish with a sweet dessert like the calamansi tart with ice cream or their chocolate candy bar.

Change up the way you eat fresh fish close to home at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Reserve a tour of our luxury apartments in Austin and a table at Uchi for an unforgettable dining experience.

Gourdough’s in Austin

Gourdough’s in Austin

Luxury doesn’t have to end at your doorway. Indulge yourself in the unique neighborhood surrounding The Retreat at Barton Creek. Pique your tastes and your sense of adventure when you spend the day out and about. A new favorite restaurant may be just around the corner. Your best stories need to be told at the hot hangout you have wanted to try. Your new luxury apartment has plenty to offer when you are at home. Delight yourself with luxury apartment features as helpful as they are beautiful. Choose the right floor plan and layout to live the life you have always wanted. A perfect suite of community amenities create opportunities for socializing with your new friends and neighbors. You always find plenty to discover and share. With the weather warming, it is time to make your plans for outdoor gatherings. Your community helps you make the most of long weekends.

Gourdough’s – like nothing else

There is something to say about Gourdough’s that lets the critics do the talking. But when you serve an eclectic menu of fine donuts and unique bar food in a welcoming atmosphere, there’s nothing to worry about. According to The Huffington Post, “Gourdough’s ensures that everything is bigger in Texas, doing its home state proud with its self-declared “Big. Fat. Donuts.” The original Airstream trailer shop has expanded into two brick-and-mortar restaurants in Austin, with a full menu offering salads, barbecue, and doughnut sandwiches, burgers, and entrees, including the Mother Clucker, a doughnut topped with fried chicken and honey butter. Stop by the trailer for one of the fried-to-order “dessert doughnuts” with flavors featuring everything from peaches to yellow cake batter filling.” Come get your fill of the most unique donuts in Austin. Two locations to choose from, the Airstream and the public house. You will find something to love.

Discover Gourdough’s in Austin and indulge. Enjoy this and many more local favorites when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek in Austin.

Take a Refreshing Dive in Austin

Swimming is a fun pastime that many Texans learn to appreciate. It’s the best outdoor activity that you can enjoy without overheating from the hot summer temperatures, and it’s great for both exercise and playtime. Our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek hold no lack of swimming opportunities, though one particular pool in Austin stands out from the rest.

The Barton Springs Pool is Austin’s largest public swimming attraction, nestled within the expansive Zilker Park, and it’s one of the highest rated places to explore on TripAdvisor. Open all year round – with the exception of Thursdays – this gigantic three-acre pool features fresh spring water that reaches as far as 18’ below the surface; however, there are also shallow areas perfect for young children, novice swimmers, and casual wading, as well as lifeguards during peak hours to ensure swimmer safety. The water stays at a constant 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, even during the winter, so it’s a perfect complement to the hot Texas sun. Grab a few friends and wade around while keeping up conversation, use a floaty and drift across the surface, or get your heart pumping with some intensive laps. As summer draws closer, the Barton Springs Pool will start requiring admission for visitors during peak hours: $5 for adults for single admission, $3 for older kids twelve to seventeen, and $2 for seniors sixty-two and up along with kids one to eleven. You can purchase season passes or punch cards at any time if you’re a frequent visitor.

Enjoy the best activity of summer with a fantastic pool at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Come see our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by the Barton Springs Pool before the warm days come to an end.

The Texas Toy Museum in Austin

Texas Toy Museum

Your luxury lifestyle is more than what happens inside four walls. When you make The Retreat at Barton Creek home, you begin a journey featured with beauty, comfort, and adventure. Location is still the hallmark of great real estate, especially when finding your new home. Discover the endless surprises your new neighborhood has in store. Find your new favorite restaurant, hangout, or attraction during a night out with friends. You never have to go that far to find something amazing. Come back home to the luxury apartment features that make your life comfy and easy. Enjoy how beautiful just relaxing can be.  Make new friends and meet your neighbors in community amenities designed for socializing. The heart of your home is how you feel. Choose from layouts and floor plans that help you live how you want. Fill your space with joy. Luxury starts with your new life right here!

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up…

Spend an entire day reliving the fondest memories of your childhood, or someone else’s, at The Texas Toy Museum. In their own words “The Texas Toy Museum is home to a considerable collection of vintage toys and arcades. Our constantly rotating displays are designed to reintroduce you to all your favorite toys and games you played with as a child. Our primary exhibit of action figures, play sets, vehicles, dolls, plush, and ephemera from the late 1970s to the early 1990s is always on display. Our mission is to collect, preserve, display, and educate the community on the historical significance and cultural impact of rare and vintage toys and games. We accept donations of rare and vintage toys, as well as in-kind and cash donations. Please give us a call or email us if you would like to make a donation or become a sponsor of the Texas Toy Museum.”

Discover The Texas Toy Museum in Austin when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek.

A Fantastic Film Feast in Austin

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Everyone who’s currently or had once dated knows all too well of the classic “dinner and a movie” setting. It’s the perfect first date for those wanting to get to know their significant others, and even if things don’t go so well, you still have the film and food to enjoy. While many people try to avoid such a dating cliché, our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek add a new twist to dinner and a movie, giving you both in one great nearby venue.

The Alamo Drafthouse is a movie theater with a specialty dining option, allowing you to enjoy your film alongside your dinner. It’s located only two and a half miles from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive to your preferred film showing in under ten minutes. Watch all the newest wide release films in stunning HD or RealD 3D quality, or enjoy one of their signature repertory or independent films you can’t see anywhere else. You’re also encouraged to arrive thirty minutes early, so that you can enjoy pre-show drinks and appetizers with your date. Quench your thirst with their wide selection of beer, wine, movie-themed cocktails, or their signature adult milkshakes. Enjoy tasty entrees and appetizers like chips & queso, 10” pizza, “Royale with cheese” sandwich, or the roasted vegetable quinoa bowl. Finally, there’s always the classic movie fanfare for die-hard enthusiasts, including fresh popcorn, boxed candies, and hot dogs.

Bring a new side of a traditional date to you and your special one at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Visit our luxury apartments and the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin for the next great showing.

The Texican Cafe in Austin

The Texican Cafe in Austin

Discover the lifestyle you have always craved. Make your new home at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas today! Here you will find luxury apartment features designed for your personal comfort. This suite of excellent features will make coming home your favorite time of day. But luxury doesn’t end at your front door. A host of community amenities helps you connect with friends and neighbors, especially over coveted long weekends. You can really share some of the good life with these community amenities. Best of all, your new home sits in a great neighborhood. Shopping, entertainment, and dining venues you will love abound all around you. Prepare to fill your calendar with relaxation and socializing opportunities whenever you want them. Come home to the luxury you deserve today!

Make room in your 2019 social calendar for spending time with friends at the Texican Cafe in Austin. Just steps from your door, this dining extravaganza is just one of the unique features in your new luxury apartment neighborhood. In their own words “The Texican Cafe, an Austin original, began serving hungry Austinites in South Austin in 1988. Then and now, our food philosophy remains the same- use only the finest and freshest beef, poultry, seafood, and produce to ensure the delivery of palate pleasing offerings of the highest quality… The Texican Cafe is an Austin original as unique as Austin itself. In every family, each “child” has a personality all their own. But at the end of the day, we are still a very close-knit group with a shared passion for food and drink. Whether you’re enjoying our fresh homemade tortillas, our Award-Winning Cabrito, one of our signature enchilada plates, or our mouth-watering fajitas topped off with one of our famously fresh margaritas, please know that each Texican Cafe family member works hard to serve you and the wonderful city of Austin we proudly call home.”

Feast at the Texican Cafe in Austin, one of the unique restaurants in your new neighborhood when you discover a new life at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas today!

Enjoy the Last True Dime Museum, in Austin Texas

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Finding the right place to live the lifestyle of your dreams can be tricky. Tricky, unless you start in the right place. Come home to The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas. Here you can indulge in the lifestyle of your dreams. Enjoy countless luxury apartment features dedicated to your comfort. Treat your friends to community amenities that are perfect for a long weekend. Your journey into luxury begins with finding the right layout and floorplan. Here, you will find just the right space to live the life you want. Luxury doesn’t end at your front door. Your new neighborhood has dining, shopping, and entertainment choices you simply can’t find anywhere else. The home you want is waiting for you right here.

Austin has been a hub of historical and cultural events since the founding of Texas. When you want to indulge in the rich cultural history that is uniquely Austin, visit the Museum of the Weird in Austin Texas. In their own words “The Museum of the Weird is one of the last true dime museums in the United States.  Originally introduced to the mass public by P.T. Barnum in the 1800s, dime museums became popular forms of entertainment (and pseudo-education) around the late 19th to early 20th century and were also the birthplace of the sideshow.  The Museum of the Weird includes such curiosities as you might have found in one of those old dime museums — authentic freak animals, real mummies, Fiji mermaids, shrunken heads, and life-size wax figures of historic sideshow celebrities (including Barnum himself). These are just some of the many more oddities to peruse in our hallowed halls. The Museum also explores paranormal subject matter like local haunted places and the Texas Bigfoot.  We even have a classic movie monster Chamber of Horrors, including a life-sized King Kong you can have your photo taken with!”

Enjoy the Museum of the Weird, the Last True Dime Museum, in Austin Texas when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas.

Finger-Lickin’ Barbeque in Austin

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Texas is well-renown for three things: cowboys out on the open range, the cattle drives and oil rigs that span across its large mass, and of course the tasty barbeque. It’s hard to go around any corner of Texas’ big cities, Austin included, without finding a barbeque joint or catching the smell of fresh meat on a brisket. Our luxury apartments in Austin at Retreat at Barton Creek put you close to some of the best restaurants in Austin, including mouth-watering barbeque stands.

Franklin Barbeque is one of the highest rated barbeque restaurants in Austin, placed #5 on the Best Restaurants in Austin list on TripAdvisor for its savory flavor and high-quality meats. It’s located no more than eight miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning you can drive to their front doors in under twenty minutes or, if you wish to save on gas emissions, you can take a convenient bus ride. Open for lunch every day until 2pm or until supplies are gone (except for Monday,) it’s the perfect stop for mid-day meal perfection. Purchase freshly grilled meats by the pound – such as their rack of ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, roasted turkey, or sausage links – or put some meat in between bread for one of their signature sandwiches. Add a side like potato salad, pinto beans, or slaw to enjoy on your own or share with your table. Pair up your cuts with house beer and wine, and end your meal on a good note with pies like key lime, lemon chess, or bourbon banana.

Enjoy one of the best aspects of Texas close to home at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by Franklin Barbeque for your next lunchtime craving.

Terrifying and Terrific Trails in Austin

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There’s always a good reason to enjoy a walk on a nature trail: it boosts your overall health, it lets you explore a good chunk of your neighborhood and the local flora, and it’s a fun activity to keep your legs distracted while you talk with your loved ones. However, as it gets closer to Halloween, you’re given another reason: it allows you enjoy the best of the holiday and get your adrenaline pumping while you avoid the things that go bump in the night. Here at the Retreat at Barton Creek, you’re never too far away from a great trail, haunted or otherwise, thanks to our luxury apartment location right in the heart of Austin.

The Pioneer Farms is hosting is annual Haunted Halloween Trails event, a special occasion for families and friends of all ages to enjoy the chills and thrills of this spooky holiday. The farms are located no more than twenty miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning you can drive up to the venue in about half an hour. Open every weekend up until Halloween, enjoy three unique trails to explore, ranging from the tame trail suited for little ones, the mildly haunting trail for older kids and adults with sensitivity to scares, and the frightful antics of the trail made for daredevils. Food, drinks, and other treats will be served in order to refresh your evening, while historic figures read ghoulish stores such as Edgar Allen Poe’s infamous poem, “The Raven.” Tickets are $15 in exact change, payable online or at the door.

Take a walk and enjoy the frights and delights of the season at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Make a visit to our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by the Pioneer Farms for the Haunted Halloween Trails event before October ends.

Pinthouse Pizza on Lamar in Austin

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Finding the right luxury apartment home means finding more than you ever imagined. You will find all this and more when you choose to live at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas. Indulge yourself in a suite of unsurpassed luxury apartment features that are only matched by the suite of community amenities you are sure to love. Choose from any number of expansive floor plans and layouts for just the right fit you need to feel right at home every day. An often unspoken community feature is the neighborhood your new luxury apartment community is in. Here you will find entertainment, dining and shopping venues that will soon become your favorite spots and perfect for entertaining out of town guests.

When you are looking for a great night out filled with craft brew and fresh food, you are looking for a night at Pinthouse Pizza on Lamar in Austin Texas. In their own words “Pinthouse Pizza was founded by six guys who share a passion for craft beer and good food. We love Austin, and we are excited to help contribute to the energy and originality that make Austin a vibrant community. Our goal is to serve award-winning beer and hand-crafted pizza in a warm and casual setting. For details on our vendors and suppliers, trade organizations, and memberships, check out the info below… From our hops vendors to our produce supplier to our sausage house and to our soda distributor, Pinthouse Pizza focuses on quality and sustainability. Where possible, we’ve worked to source locally and organic to support both the ecology and our friends and neighbors.”

Find your new favorite bar at Pinthouse Pizza on Lamar in Austin when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas.