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During the past 10 years, we’ve profiled at least 30 Austin area neighborhoods in detail.
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Lucinda Hutson greets us from her colorful and creative gardens. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman
Austin recovers its identity in Rosedale.
Neighborhood advocate, Danny Camacho, stands out front of his home before a tour of the Holly Street neighborhood in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
• HOLLY STREET
Exploring the Holly Street neighborhood on foot.
Although they live in Aldridge Place, Stephen Wilkinson and Julia “Jill” Wilkinson are doing their best to preserve the character of the nearby Heritage neighborhood. They stand in front of a small home there that they are rehabbing. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman
Jill and Stephen Wilkinson take up the cause of Heritage neighborhood.
Some fanciful homes were built among the hills of Travis Heights East. This one’s on Parker Lane. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman
• TRAVIS HEIGHTS EAST
Do you know Travis Heights East hidden among the East Austin hills?
The Hudson family — namesake for Hudson’s Bend — were among the early settlers of the Lakeway area. Contributed by Lakeway Heritage Center
Lakeway: A young city fascinated with its history.
Playing basketball at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center at the heart of University Hills. Credit: Austin Parks Foundation.
• UNIVERSITY HILLS
Social equity a cornerstone of University Hills.
This house is at 4206 Ave. F in Hyde Park. Alberto Martinez/American-Statesman
• HYDE PARK
Hyde Park: Austin’s original suburb.
David Mays, left, at Sam’s BBQ for Alan Hill and his wife Maggie (back right), visitors from Santa Fe, New Mexico who were visiting the Austin area to attend motorcycle races at Circuit of the Americas. Andy Sharp for the American-Statesman
Rosewood by any name.
Students walk to Pease Elementary School in the Old Austin neighborhood. Jay Janner/American-Statesman
• OLD AUSTIN
Tour the new Old Austin neighborhood.
The Baker Theater, just off the Caldwell County Courthouse Square, hasn’t changed much over the decades. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman
A deep dip into Lockhart.
Ken Ashworth (left) and his brothers, R.B. (middle) and Don (right) in front of their house on South Third Street, which still stands. Contributed
A tour through time and space in South Austin.
The faithful exit Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church after attending the six-o’clock mass. Alberto Martinez/American-Statesman
Small town in the big city
Terri Givens, was an Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas in 2010. Her family has since moved away. Julia Robertson/Michael Barnes
• ALDRIDGE PLACE/HEMPHILL PARK
Two best-loved Austin neighborhoods.
Louis Bohls, owner of the small country store, Bohls & Eisenbeiser Meat Market, was granted a charter for a post office in 1893. Contributed by Heritage Home Museum.
• HISTORIC PFLUGERVILLE
Prospecting Pflugerville’s past.
This house on Balcones Drive was built in 1957 by Barton Darrell ‘Pat’ Riley. The original owner was John R. Rainey, Jr. Currenly it is owned by Dr. Pierre and Angela Filardi.
• HIGHLAND PARK, ETC.
Saving Austin’s midcentury modern gems.
Christopher Chance and daughter Natalie enjoy a refreshing walk through the cool water of Brushy Creek in Round Rock. Andy Sharp/For the American-Statesman.
• HISTORIC ROUND ROCK
Old Round Rock rolls along.
Block House Creek Homeowner’s Association 2013 President Corin Silva listens to a conversation near the Walker House at Tumlinson Park. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman
• BLOCK HOUSE CREEK
On the banks of Block House Creek
Friends Jimmie Ann Vaughan, left, and Duffy Smith, both Bastrop residents, have a friendly chat along Main StreetAndy Sharp/For the American-Statesman.
• OLD BASTROP
History is around every corner in Old Bastrop.
Pemberton is a completely residential neighborhood. Here’s the Pemberton Castle.
• PEMBERTON HEIGHTS
Timeless Pemberton Heights.
Peter Struble walks his dog Emmett down Suffork Drive under the watchful eye of Gumby. Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman
• WINDSOR PARK
A new generation rises in Windsor Park.
Staff and children at the Well Child Clinic at 11th and Toyath in Clarksville. Contributed by Austin History Center PICA 36005b
• CLARKSVILLE/OLD WEST AUSTIN
Authentic to the bone: Old West Austin and Clarksville.
Fred McGhee and Lisa Stoddard’s home in Montopolis. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman
Older than Austin, Montopolis opens up its history.
Montopolis, a tale of two towns.
Exploring an Austin site that might reveal 1730 Spanish missions.
Rupert Snell walks his dogs, Mikey and Ollie near his home in the Travis Heights neighborhood. Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman
• TRAVIS HEIGHTS
Eliseo Ramos, Sam Anderson-Ramos and Matilde Ramos in front of their Dove Springs family home, purchased in 1980. (Michael Barnes/American-Statesman)
• DOVE SPRINGS
Looking forward to welcome changes.
A commuter cyclist crosses the train tracks after the Capital Metro Rail line passes headed to the Crestview Station southbound.
Mixed Old Austin with New in Crestview.
Thelma “Grandma Wisdom” Williams welcomes neighbors with a big love sign in her yard. Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman
• ST. JOHNS/HIGHLAND
An Austin park that’s all about love.
What ever happened to the St. John’s Orphan Home?
From North Austin source through downtown, the story of Waller Creek.
Circle C Metropolitan Park.
• CIRCLE C RANCH
Circle C born of controversy, now a haven for families.
Fran and Ed Dorn enjoying quiet time on their porch swing. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman
Mueller well on its way to mixed-use magic.
Sun City resident Bonnie Moravec gets in a good walk on one of the walking paths along Sun City Boulevard. Andy Sharp/For the American-Statesman.
• SUN CITY GEORGETOWN
Sunny side of the streets.
Billy Ray, left, and Sherri Highsmith sell vegetables at Ray’s booth at the Farmer’s Market in Buda. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman
• HISTORIC BUDA
The Zen of Buda.
A cattle drive through Wimberley Town Square in the 1930s.
• HISTORIC WIMBERLEY
Town Square anchors Hill Country village.
UPDATE: A previous introduction to this post did not take into account the potential for improved online searches.