A traditional-style neighborhood with a suburban feel, also great for professionals.
Walkable · Green Space · Eco-Friendly · Energetic
If you crave the comfort of tree-lined sidewalks and friendly neighbors around every corner, Mueller might be perfect for you. A mere twenty minutes from Downtown Austin, it gives off all the vibes of modern suburban life — like a 1950s episode of “Leave it to Beaver,” but with progressive updates like a hands-on children’s museum and a vegan cheese shop. The popularity of this old- and new-school combination is evident from the sheer number of new houses that seem to pop up there overnight.
When the sun comes out in Mueller (which, in Austin, happens pretty much every day), its residents make the most out of the great Texas weather, from taking a stroll around the green space of Lake Park (the physical center of the entire neighborhood), to grabbing guacamole ingredients from nearby grocery store, H.E.B., to hitting up the exceptional farmer’s market that takes place at Browning Hanger every Sunday.
Mueller boasts more electric cars per capita than any area of the United States in addition to lots of eco-friendly bikes, strollers, and dog walkers.
Our Favorite Spots
Mueller is definitely home to some under-the-radar foodie gems — Contigo, with its rustic ranch flavors, serves one of our favorite burgers in Austin, while high-end L’Oca d’Oro is possibly the only place in the city deserving of the title of “great Italian food.”
For more casual days, coffee shop Halcyon sells a cold brew that will fuel you through endless errands, and their low-key atmosphere will make you forget the to-do list you were stressed out about beforehand.
Things to know
Mueller residents choose from a variety of housing options—sleek apartments, rustic-chic condos, and classic townhouses sit side-by-side, ensuring that everyone from single 20-somethings to families of four can find a place (and a style) to call their own. Additionally, drivers in Mueller benefit from some of the best parking options in the city — even on a packed spring Saturday, you can usually find a place to dock your vehicle. Not that you’ll use it much — everything in Mueller is so walkable, chances are you will leave the keys at home.