With the addition of The Domain’s Northside and Rock Rose, the area has seen tremendous growth in all aspects of real estate: retail, restaurants, residential, hotel and office.
AQUILA Senior Associate and Domain resident, Seth Stuart, weighs in on the appeal of this area in this month’s Q&A. To discover the best places to try out as well as see which major tenants office in the area, check out our infographic at the bottom of this post.
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- Why is the Domain is a good place for offices?
- What are the best restaurants in the Domain?
- What are fun things to do in the Domain?
- How has the Domain expansion added to the appeal of the area?
- How will the Domain continue to grow?
- The Domain Infographic
Q: Why is the Domain is a good place for offices?
A: They are here for the Live Work Play environment. There are so many restaurants, bars and things to do in the area which have a huge draw to these younger employer bases. They can pay significantly less to be in the Domain compared to downtown and get similar amenities in the area.
Q: What are the best restaurants in the Domain?
If I want to watch a football game at a bar with good food, then I like Lavaca Street Bar. You then have to top off dinner with a cupcake from Sprinkles! You won’t regret it (unless you eat too many.)
Q: What are fun things to do in the Domain?
A: If it’s a nice night, I like to walk around and explore. There are so many new restaurants and shops that it seems like I always find something new each time I get out.
I also enjoy going to TopGolf on Friday or Saturday when they have live music. The secret is getting a bay on the top floor where they have an outdoor bar and music playing.
Q: How has the Domain expansion added to the appeal of the area?
A: It has brought in a ton of new restaurants and shops that have helped keep the Domain area on the rise. The “old” Domain as I call it was starting to get a little outdated. It is interesting to see some of the retailers that were located in the first phase of the Domain moving to the Rock Rose/Domain Northside area. I think where they have really hit it big in Phase 2/Rock Rose area was bringing in a ton of new Austin restaurants. It feels a lot more like you are on West 6th now.
Q: How will the Domain continue to grow?
A: They will continue to add more office space to The Domain which will create a cool and fun lunch vibe throughout the week. Most of the newly planned office buildings closest to Rock Rose will have first floor retail which will bring some more good restaurants and stores to The Domain as well.
In the next couple of years I bet people will fly into Austin and stay in the Domain and never even go downtown. You can easily spend a long weekend at the Domain and never get bored.
Each month in 2017, AQUILA will be featuring a different Austin Neighborhood Spotlight. Check our blog next month for the next featured neighborhood. View our previous neighborhood spotlight infographics.
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