Dawson exudes a quiet sort of cool. While its northern neighbor (SoCo) throws all-night parties, Dawson knows that its mellow dive bars and laid-back lounges will always attract admirers. This charismatic residential neighborhood is peppered with friendly local businesses buoyed by a tight-knit community. Across the lake from Downtown, St. Edwards University borders Dawson and contributes a youthful glow to this already charming neighborhood.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Austin native Mandy Harris started framing picturesque settings when she was just nine. Though she’s enjoyed photographing the Colorado Rocky Mountains and beaches of Mexico, she’s found her greatest joy capturing interior and exterior design. She divides her time between Airbnb and AL Collective, an Austin-based wedding and portrait studio. Thanks to the Neighborhoods Project, Mandy explored her hometown in a new light.