When considering a move, Fido is often a big consideration, here are a few of the best Austin neighborhoods for dog owners. What makes these neighborhoods the best for dog owner’s in Austin is: proximity to parks (dog or not), large lots, and dog friendly businesses. These neighborhoods are in no particular order.
1. Downtown Austin – While many people don’t think of downtown condo living as dog-friendly, there are many reasons that justify including this neighborhood as one of the best for dog owners. First, the 10.1 mile Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail is practically your backyard. If you’re dog likes to swim, there is an off-leash dog park with direct lake access. This spot is particularly popular the labs and other water dogs. Many of the luxury condos also have on-site concierge services that include dog-walkers. The Austonian even provides a synthetic grass playground and potty spot for resident pooches. Leashed dogs are also a common sight at the Saturday Farmer’s Market, and the many restaurants and coffee shops with outdoor seating all make downtown Austin one of the best neighborhoods for dog owners.
2. Another Austin neighborhood to consider, if you have a four-legged friend, is Granada Hills. This small subdivision in the Oak Hills area of Southwest Austin, boasts quiet, tree-lined streets perfect for dog-walking. The large 0.75-3 acre lots ensure that there is plenty of room for romping around. One of the best features of the neighborhood are the many towering live oak trees that shade the yards from the hot Texas sun. The many deer in the neighborhood also provide an opportunity for Fido to guard the garden, and anyone with dogs knows how much they enjoy protecting their territory.
3. The City of Rollingwood isn’t actually an Austin neighborhood, but its proximity to downtown Austin and direct access to Zilker park, put it on the map as one of the best neighborhoods for dog owners. The city is also in the exemplary rated Eanes school district, and with a population of only 1,500 or so residents, there is a strong sense of community.
The City of Austin has many off-leash dog parks for dog’s and their owners to enjoy: Off Leash Dog Parks