Location

The neighborhood of Blackland is bounded on the north by Manor Rd., on the east by Walnut Rd., on the west by Leona St., and on the south by Martin Luther King Blvd. Founded by immigrants from Sweden, they lived on farming, taking advantage of the rich black soil in the area. Thus the name Blackland. 

The neighborhood has a rich history dating back to when the immigrants ran their farms. Now as a testament to the diverse richness, the area has a vibrant mix of culture, music, and arts that residents of the community enjoy. 

Education & Healthcare

The Blackland area has access to a couple of highly-rated schools. These are:

  • Richards School for Young Women Leaders 
  • Vista Academy of Austin-Mueller
  • Kealing Middle School
  • McCallum High School
  • Liberal Arts & Science Academy 

Residents like the fact that there are good school offerings from early education up to high school. 

There are also various activities suitable for children in Blackland. Parks and playgrounds are available for rest and relaxation. Great daycares and preschools are also operating in the area, giving parents a number of options. 

Healthcare is also readily accessible with the different healthcare facilities in the neighborhood. It is close to MedSpring Urgent Care, UHS – Urgent Care, and CareNow Urgent Care.

Entertainment

The community enjoys its close proximity to various amenities for shopping and dining. Some of the fantastic restaurants and food places in the area include:

  • Houndstooth Coffee
  • Elaine’s Pork & Pie
  • Wright Bros. Brew & Brew 
  • Thunderbird Coffee
  • Bird Bird Biscuit
  • El Chilito
  • Dolce Neve
  • Gelateria Gemelli
  • Prohibition Creamery 
  • Nixta Taqueria
  • La Condesa
  • El Chilito a
  • Dan’s Hamburgers
  • Nau’s Enfield Drug
  • Counter Cafe
  • Nixta Taqueria
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Mai Thai Restaurant

Residents enjoy some retail therapy among the various shopping centers in Blackland. 2nd Street District is a thriving area with boutiques, great restaurants, and live music. The Mueller Regional Retail Center is another shopping mall that residents frequent. Folks that enjoy simpler shopping options enjoy the quiet charm of Capital Plaza that has common retail chains and fast-food restaurants.

Blackland’s rich culture and history are a great backdrop for families raising children and even for individuals pursuing their passions. 

1. From Blackland, Austin, TX 78722, USA
Head south on Salina St toward E 20th St
Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Turn right onto Comal St
Destination will be on the right – Red & Charline McCombs Field, 2001 Comal St, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Driving Directions

2. From Red & Charline McCombs Field, 2001 Comal St, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Head north on Comal St toward E 21st St
Turn right onto E 21st St
Turn left onto Alamo St
Destination will be on the left to Alamo Recreation Center, 2100 Alamo St, Austin, TX 78722, United States

3. From Alamo Recreation Center, 2100 Alamo St, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Head north on Alamo St toward E 22nd St then Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E 22nd St
Turn right onto Leona St
Turn left onto Manor Rd
Turn left onto Comal St
Turn right
Texas Tennis Center, The University Of Texas At Austin, 2100 Comal St, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Driving Directions

4. From Texas Tennis Center, The University Of Texas At Austin, 2100 Comal St, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Head north toward Comal St
Turn left onto Comal St
Turn right onto Manor Rd
Turn right onto Chicon St
Turn left onto E 21st St
Turn left onto Alamo St and then you will have reached our destination on the right
Alamo Community Garden, 2101 Alamo St, Austin, TX 78722, USA

5. From Alamo Community Garden, 2101 Alamo St, Austin, TX 78722, USA
Head south on Alamo St toward E 21st St
Turn right onto E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Turn left onto Salina St & Destination will be on the left
Austin Film Festival, 1801 Salina St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Driving Directions

6. From Austin Film Festival, 1801 Salina St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Head north on Salina St toward E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Turn left onto E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Leona St
Turn right
Destination will be on the left
University Interscholastic League, 1701 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Driving Directions

7. From University Interscholastic League, 1701 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, United States
Head west toward Leona St
Turn right onto Leona St
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Manor Rd
Sharp right onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Turn left toward S I-35 Frontage Rd
Turn left onto S I-35 Frontage Rd
Passing by Public Storage (on the right)
Turn right onto E 40th St
Destination will be on the left
Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, 1005 E 40th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States