Eat, See, & Do Series: Austin Area

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Known by outsiders as the land of cowboys, barbeque, and football, the great state of Texas has much more to offer its visitors and long-time residents. More specifically, the city of Austin has numerous streets to explore and many experiences to be had. Hailed as one of the more health-conscious cities, Austin boasts a temperate climate, averaging about 300 days of sunshine each year – perfect to get out and get going. Here a few things eat, see, and do while in Austin.

EAT: Indulge like a true Texan at Franklin Barbecue! Residents of The Arnold are only a few blocks away from the mouth-watering smell of brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. Guest can choose to purchase menu items by the pound or as a sandwich option. And whatever you do, don’t skip dessert. From Bourbon Banana to Pecan pie, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Don’t have time to stop in? Grab your reading glasses and pick up the “meat smoking manifesto” by owner and head chef, Aaron Franklin, or tune into his show, BBQ with Franklin, on PBS.


Image: Franklin Barbecue

SEE: Whether you are new to the area or a long-time Austinite, you’ve probably heard the term “bat season” thrown around a few times. Roughly 750,000 bats call the underside of the Congress Avenue Bridge home from March to November. Every evening, the Mexican free-tailed bats emerge together like “a giant cloud” and head east. The southeast side of the Congress Bridge is free, open to the public, and is one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of the largest urban bat colony in North America. Residents of Cole apartments are just a short drive away from this spectacular sight.  


Image: Bats In Austin

DO: Fascinated by all things old and new? Visit Uncommon Objects, a one-of-a-kind antique emporium, located minutes from the State House on Congress apartment community. Described as “your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids”, visitors can browse among a variety of relics that come together to form a “quirky slice of American history”. If you are looking for unique artwork, a special gift for an eclectic friend, or an envy inducing piece of jewelry, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for at this famous treasure trove.


Image: Uncommon Objects

From great locations to unique amenities, residents of Lincoln communities in the Austin area and beyond are treated to an innovative and luxurious living experience. If you are interested in learning more about our beautiful apartment communities, please contact us today.

Communities Mentioned:



The Arnold: Enjoy quality amenities and stylish finishes at The Arnold. Located on East 6th Street in Austin, residents have easy access to the very best in dining, shopping and entertainment.


Cole: Set your sights on these modern and creative apartments in downtown Austin. In addition to a great location, residents at Cole can enjoy unique amenities and floor plans, with the convenience of an on-site specialty retail plaza right outside their door.



State House on Congress: This apartment community is where location, luxury and identity come together to create the ultimate residential setting. Take advantage quality amenities and unique features at the State House on Congress.



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