When people talk about living in Austin, they mostly highlight many of the businesses around downtown. However, tucked away around apartments in North Austin are a number of cool local businesses Austinites who live further South may not know about.
Supporting local business is great because it helps improve the local economy, and keep Austin weird. The highlights for this blog are unique to Austin and have our stamp of approval to check out.
Now that we’ve gotten the intro out of the way, let’s get right into this week’s post! When you’re done reading through the list, please feel free to send the link to this page to some of your friends and neighbors at your community of North Austin apartments.
If you’re looking for unique gifts with an Austin flair then look no further than Atown. Nestled off of Burnet Rd., and not too far from apartments in North Austin, Atown is a large boutique that features work from over 100 local artists and designers. So by shopping here, you have the potential to support several small businesses with one purchase!
This is the perfect spot to find trinkets to decorate your apartment or find a gift for an out-of-town friend or family member. You really can’t go wrong making a stop here.
Do you remember learning how to ride a bike or when your training wheels came off? Turns out learning how to ride a bike has changed a lot since then. Balance bikes are the cool, new way for kids to learn how to ride. WOOM bikes are built specifically for children and they have models made for kids just learning about life on two wheels to those who are a bit more experienced. The U.S. headquarters of WOOM bikes is right here in North Austin.
Austin Creative Reuse
Austin Creative Reuse is a craft lovers dream. This place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on educating the community about conservation and reuse. Here you can shop for supplies, donate items, volunteer and participate in a number of events related to art and sustainability.
In 2017 alone, Austin Creative Reuse saved more than 84,000 pounds of material from heading to the landfill. That is a huge local impact! You know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Residents, we hope that after reading this we’ve inspired you to keep it local! We’re so glad that you were able to take a few minutes out of your day to read this week’s blog, and we sincerely hope that you’ll come back in a couple weeks to read the next post when it goes live on our website. In the meantime, be sure to gas up your car and visit some of the day trip destinations on the list above!
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