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The complex and the quaint!

Wimberley

Wimberley

SW Austin

Southpark Meadows
9500 IH-35 S., Austin
(Slaughter Lane and IH-35)
A primary one-stop shopping destination in South Austin that draws residents of the region for shopping, dining and entertainment. It’s over 1 million square feet of open-air variety hosting over 100 stores with well-known brands such as Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Old Navy, and dining options that include Longhorn Steakhouse, MOD Pizza, Carino’s Italian, Chipotle and many others to satisfy any food craving. After a full day shopping and grabbing a bite to eat, spend a nice evening of relaxation at Little Woodrow’s or take in a movie at Cinemark. Better yet, gather with fellow patrons under the oaks at The Grove and enjoy live music while the kids keep themselves entertained on the huge playscape!

The Shops at Arbor Trails
4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin
(West William Cannon Drive and Loop 1/Mopac)
This beautiful open-air complex is accented by tree-lined walkways and meticulous landscaping. It’s conveniently located to help you handle all your errands with a single trip. With anchors Costco and Whole Foods right next to each other to handle all your grocery needs, you can decide how to best pamper yourself at Expert Nails, Hand and Stone, Pure Bikram Yoga or Restore Cryotherapy. Once you’re feeling newly regenerated, you are ready for your final reward in the form of a wonderful dinner at Mandola’s Italian Market, Chuy’s, Fire House Subs, Cheddar’s, Five Guys Burgers and Fries or Kerbey Lane Café.


Dripping Springs

Belterra Village
166 Hargraves Drive, Austin / Dripping Springs
(at Highway 290 and Nutty Brown Road)
Located halfway between Austin and Dripping Springs, you might say Belterra Village is the “Gateway to the Gateway of Hill Country.” This is one of the fastest-growing areas in Central Texas and has been in dire need of more restaurants, retail and professional services. This 93-acre complex began with the first businesses arriving in 2017, and with the area being home to almost 60,000 people, this quickly became one of those “I-can’t-believe-this-was-ever-not-here” places! We introduced you to several of the amazing restaurants in Belterra Village in our Dining Out section. You will also find medical services such as Belterra Eyecare, Total Men’s Primary Care, Westlake Dermatology, Beansprout Pediatrics and WellMed, along with specialty retail and services from EVO Entertainment, Gold’s Gym, Breed & Co., James Avery, Spec’s Wines Spirits & Finer Foods and Dunkin Donuts. You will also find specialty boutiques with unique offerings, such as Bella Bea, Belterra TaeKwonDo, Club Pilates, Salon Mystique and SquareRut Kava Bar. The complex is still expanding, and more unique businesses are coming soon!

Historic Downtown / Mercer Street / Old Fitzhugh
Dripping Springs, even with all the recent growth of the area, still retains its small-town feel and connection to its culture and history. As you will discover during your own explorations, many of the quaint shops and local businesses are housed in structures that were built in the early 1900s and even before that. Most of the buildings that currently operate as a clothing boutique, antique shop, or a neighborhood brewpub, at one time served the community as livery stables, a gas station for early-century automobiles, or the combination barbershop/post office.

So come take your own trip to the past if you need to find that perfect “present.” These are just a few of the many special places in Dripping Springs with their unique personality and flair to help you feel at home in your new home. You will soon realize there is much more to discover.

The Rural Home
104 Mercer St.
512-983-6168
Theruralhome.com
Is your taste a combination of rustic/vintage with a touch of the new? These ladies understand where you are coming from. With furniture, linens, and a variety of home décor to explore every imagination, you will have your new home looking exactly as you envisioned.

Starrs on Mercer
209 Mercer St.
512-858-4100
Shopwithstarrs.com
Yes, this is a great place to shop because, as “The Sisters” say, this is a “modern-day department store” with an up-to-date twist because they wanted to provide all of us with a place that’s convenient and where we can find almost anything. But more than that, it’s a place to mingle, hear great stories, and just relax a little. It’s going to take a while to browse through everything here, so you might as well have a blast doing it.

Vintage Soul
302 Mercer St.
512-829-5821
Vintagesoultx.com
The first thing you feel is the charm. From there, it is simply a pleasure to shop for yourself or for someone special. From their varied selection of unique clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor, you will find just what you’re looking for. Or even better, you most likely will find something you weren’t looking for.

Curated Cottage
300 Mercer St., Suite 7
512-894-2423
Showcasing a variety of styles and eras, Curated Cottage can help you recreate your décor even if you are on a budget. But nobody else would know that, especially if you have spiced up your entertaining with some of the beautiful glassware you can find here.

Juniper Tree Market
301 Mercer St.
737-733-2138
Junipertreemarket.com
Did you ever think you’d like to take more time to enjoy what makes life interesting and adventurous? Get outside more and experience the beauty of the community around you, or travel to the other side of the world? Perhaps indulge in a new hobby that expands your hidden talents? Be sure to stop in here. You’ll find more friends who think life is meant to be lived to the fullest, but you’ll also need the cool stuff found here to help you do that.  

Mercer St Art & Boutique
330 Mercer St., Suite 6
512-894-2236
This is a wonderful place where local artists and artisans can be supported and showcased! Come view these beautiful pieces of art to see which ones would make the perfect finishing touch for your home. Or, perhaps create your own masterpiece at one of the many art classes held every month. You can also browse a variety of fashion styles and home-accessory items.

Revel Wilde Mercantile + Home
330 Mercer St., Suite 1
512-694-0160
revelwilde.com
Your specialty gift boutique and interior design destination, focusing on the comforts of home and the joy of friends and family. Shop for fine Southern goods, gifts, apparel, lighting and furniture right in the heart of Dripping Springs.


Wimberley

Upon your first visit, you will discover the unique feel and charm to this village of Wimberley. It’s that charm that has fueled Wimberley’s growth and made it a popular destination spot, even for those who live in nearby towns. It’s our little escape just down the road, and each restaurant and shop you visit reinforces that nice “Ahh, I needed this…” feeling that we need more of. So to help you plan your visit, here are just a few of those special Wimberley shopping experiences. Even for this small village, there are too many to list here, but your own exploration and discovery is a big part of the fun. Happy hunting, and we’ll see you there!

Kiss The Cook
201 Wimberley Sq.
512-847-1553
Kissthecookwimberley.com
Do you really enjoy cooking? Or do you need help figuring out how not to hate it so much? Come here for all your kitchen and cooking inspiration. You will find the best cookware, tools, gadgets, gourmet foods and even kitchen linens. Best of all, you’ll find the help and advice you need more than anything else!

The Cedar Chest
13915 Ranch Road 12
512-847-1100
Shopcedarchest.com
What was once a Texaco gas station built around 1930 is now one of the more popular boutiques in the area, thanks to the Barlow family. Over time, space has been added so they can showcase jewelry, footwear and home products.

Shop the Tree House
13615 Ranch Road 12
512-722-3315
Shopthetreehouse.com
Two creative people came together so they could bring their imaginations and dreams to life in a cozy house in Wimberley. You’ll find a wide selection in home décor, gifts, bath products, apparel, and cool things for the kids. As they like to say, “Shop the Tree House for home and happiness!”

My Happy Place
100 Oak Drive
512-484-5808
Myhappyplacehome.com
Browse the latest trends in fashion, jewelry, home accessories, and bath and body products. The browsing goes much better if you are sipping on a complimentary drink while you shop.

Wildflower Art Gallery
13801 Ranch Road 12 (Olde Town Plaza)
830-730-7880
Lindacalvertjacobson.com
Come view and experience the workings of Texas native Linda Calvert Jacobson. Linda grew up in south Texas, where the annual blooms of the wildflowers would inspire her to pursue a lifelong passion to capture this natural beauty in her art. Now that you are living here, you, too, can immerse yourself in the unique colors of the Texas wildflowers.