Retail Roundup: Legend Oaks Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

One of the many reasons that the Legend Oaks community is attractive to Austin buyers is its convenience to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences.

Escarpment Village, Austin’s first green retail center, features rainwater-harvesting cisterns and solar panels, as well as more than 25 shops and stores, and is less than 5 minutes from Legend Oaks. This popular shopping center includes a “hybrid” HEB, which incorporates many of the gourmet aspects of Central Market, in addition to Starbucks, Oasis Day Spa, Massage Envy, Eye Tech Optometry, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Allstate Insurance, an Animal Hospital and Tomlinson’s Pet Supplies, among others.

Escarpment Village also has six restaurants. For a casual meal, locals have a choice of several beloved Austin institutions such as Torchy’s Tacos, Waterloo Ice House or Kerbey Lane Cafe (famous for their pancakes and Bacon Pesto chicken with parmesan mashed potatoes), followed by ice cream at D’Lites, which boasts 150 gluten free, naturally flavored varieties.

So Many Stores, So Little Time

Also about 5 minutes away, The Shops at Arbor Trails is anchored by a Whole Foods Market and is known for providing entertainment, relaxation and recreation for area residents.  The center hosts a summer outdoor movie night and a back-to-school bash that are favorites of families living nearby.

With a mix of over 35 stores, professional offices, shops, service providers and eateries, The Shops at Arbor Trails also includes hike-and-bike trails, water features and places to gather with friends. Along with larger national stores such as Costco, there are restaurants such as Torchy’s Tacos, Kerbey Lane Café, Double Dave’s Pizzaworks, Cheddar’s and Chuy’s Comida Deluxe (famous for its Queso Compuesto, a chile con queso with seasoned ground sirloin, guacamole and pico de gallo). Culinary lovers can also browse Mandola’s Italian Market for their vast array of imported products.

In addition, there are four major regional shopping malls within a 15-minute drive, including Southpark Meadows, Barton Creek Square Mall, Hill Country Galleria and Sunset Valley Shopping Center. Together, these retail centers include over 480 stores and restaurants.