Retail Roundup: Cimarron Hills Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Convenient to Georgetown, Round Rock, and other nearby communities, Cimarron Hills homeowners have the choice to shop and dine close to home, or make the short trip into Austin to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Situated about 10 minutes west of historic Georgetown, the neighborhood offers easy access to the courthouse square, surrounded by boutiques, vintage shops and restaurants. Sophisticated yet charming, the period shops mix well with wine bars and cafes, a picturesque reminder of Texas’ past while serving as a present day tourist attraction and hometown to the surrounding area.

Easy Access to the Wolf Ranch Center and Best of Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin

Most residents do their grocery shopping at the popular HEB in Georgetown, and within 15 minutes or less of Cimarron Hills, there are three major shopping centers, including the Wolf Ranch Town Center, just over five minutes away, as well as 1890 Ranch and the Round Rock Premium Outlets. All together, these three shopping centers represent 275 fine department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and more.

Wolf Ranch is an open-air community center and home to over 80 retail stores and restaurants. Some of the more popular retailers include Sephora, Bath & Body Works, Kohl’s, Michael’s, Best Buy, Breeze Salon & Day Spa, Dressbarn, DSW, Lane Bryant, Loft, Old Navy, Office Depot, Pier 1, PetSmart, Rack Room Shoes, Target, and TJ Maxx, to name a few. Hungry shoppers have plenty of choices for a quick snack or relaxing meal at a variety of popular restaurants including Firehouse Subs, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mama Fu’s Asian House, McAlister’s Deli, Milano Trattoria Pizza & Pasta, Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q, Souper Salad, Starbucks and Panda Express.

Hush Puppies, Carpaccio of Snapper and a Glass of Fine Wine

Residents love to visit The Monument Café, a local restaurant reminiscent of Texas roadside cafes in the 1920s to 1940s. American fare with only the freshest produce and natural meats and poultry make this a local foodie favorite. The menu varies weekly with the only regular item being the wildly popular Friday night seafood platter with fried catfish, citrus-glazed fresh salmon, fried shrimp, hush puppies, and sides. Next door, The Garden at the Monument is an authentic Texas Biergarten serving beer, wine, burgers and fries, where locals might hear jazz or western swing while they enjoy their meal.

The Hollow American Brasserie offers classical European techniques applied to new American Cuisine to create items that are at once familiar yet inventively conceived, intricately prepared, and artful. Sophisticated starters such as carpaccio of tuna and snapper, pickled green beans, potato crisps, heirloom tomatoes, roasted olives, and cured egg mimosa, dressed in tarragon dijon vinaigrette and finished with tomato salt are both exciting and extraordinarily delicious.

Roots Bistro is a popular hangout featuring sandwiches, pizzas, and an assortment of wine and microbrews on tap. Wildfire offers seafood and steaks cooked with care and presented with élan. The Georgetown Winery offers flights and tastings, as well as a gift shop well stocked with gifts to please most any wine aficionado.

The Historic Georgetown Palace Theater and a Holiday Celebration on the Square

Area residents and their children enjoy the performing arts programs of The Georgetown Palace Theater, a community performing arts facility. The historic theater features actors, musicians, directors, dancers and technical specialists from all over Texas in productions that run year-round.

And historic downtown Georgetown is the perfect setting for annual events such as The Red Poppy Festival and Chisholm Trail Days. Holidays are magical with the town square decked out in lights, and with music welcoming residents from all over Austin who join together for a fun celebration of the season.