Great area with much to walk to. In a central Austin area close enough to I35 for easy travel but far enough away that you don't hear it. People were very nice and welcoming to us.
I've known Valerie for nearly twelve years. She's fantastic! She knows the town inside and out, and can help you get your bearings. We should all be so lucky as to get to know Val. I highly recommend staying at her house if you get the chance.
I've known Valerie for around ten years. We originally met through a close group of friends, and over the years we've spent many long weekends with that group camping, barbecuing, and generally having a great time. Valerie is a creative, adventurous, and cheerful person -- she does improv professionally and runs her own business! As a guest, she is self-sufficient, polite, and tremendously enthusiastic. She can sleep on my couch anytime. :)
Valerie is a joy to be around! She is a super-sweet and kind lady and a fantastic ambassador for the city of Austin. She also owns an amazing vegan ice cream shop, so maybe she will give you samples? At any rate, Valerie's house is lovely, clean, and lively, and you will be very well-taken care of by her.