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.
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.
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