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Austin Neighborhood Guide: Milwood

By Bri Hand | Jul 13, 2021

If you’re planning on moving to Austin, TX, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Austin, and which one would be the right fit for you. Milwood, in North Austin, offers a well-established community that is perfect for young professionals. There’s no shortage of things to do in this area, with plenty of parks to be outside and get active. Also, you’re only 10 minutes away from The Domain, so you can visit this neighborhood when you’re in the mood for some nightlife! 

Thinking about moving to Milwood? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in this neighborhood. 

Where to go out to eat in the Milwood neighborhood

For some classic Texas barbecue, look no further than Smokey Mo’s BBQ, with its plentiful plates of brisket, turkey, pork loin, chicken, sausage, pork rib, and even jalapeño sausage. Pair your meats up with a side of potato salad, buttered potatoes, or coleslaw, and you’ve got yourself a meal (or maybe even two!). 

Aviator Pizza and Drafthouse offers specialty pizzas that Austin residents love, including the Sriracha Brussels Sprouts and Goat Cheese Pizza and the El Nacho pizza with ground beef, olives, jalapenos, cheddar, oregano, and tortilla strips. 

Love Thai food? Head over to Sip Saam Thai for pad thai, drunken noodles, and mango sticky rice in a warm and inviting space. 

Where to get groceries in the Milwood neighborhood

H.E.B. is the place to go for groceries in Milwood, with everything you need to stock your kitchen in one place. Located in the McNeil Crossing plaza on Parmer Lane, this grocery store is easy to access if you move to this part of Austin, TX. 

Where to get coffee in the Milwood neighborhood

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Milwood has a local Starbucks that’s easy to access in the Parmer McNeil Plaza. 

If you’re not a coffee fan, no worries—this Austin community also has a JuiceLand, with delicious smoothies, juices, and shots. You can even get the best of both worlds with JuiceLand’s hot or iced SuperFood Lattes and Tonics. We recommend the Golden Mylk Coffee Latte with cold brew coffee, hemp seed, date, turmeric, coconut oil, cinnamon, and vanilla. What a great way to start the day! 

Outdoor attractions in the Milwood neighborhood

If you want some of the great outdoors within Austin city limits, look no further! Rattan Creek Park in Milwood is a family-friendly park that is also popular among dog owners and runners in the community. You can also find tennis courts, a basketball court, sand volleyball, and a playground at this popular park. 

Just west of Milwood is nearby Yett Creek Park, a relatively undeveloped forest area perfect for getting off the beaten path with hiking buddies or your dog. Keep an eye out for wildlife! 

Another popular community park in the Milwood area is Riata Neighborhood Park. Go for a nature walk along the park’s half-mile loop, and enjoy beautiful lake views. Riata Neighborhood Park is a great spot for biking, hiking, and even having a picnic! 

Local gyms in the Milwood neighborhood

Work up a sweat at Anytime Fitness or the Northwest YMCA of Austin, which both offer traditional gym settings and workout classes to participate in. If you’re into CrossFit, be sure to look into Bat City CrossFit in the Milwood area.

Nightlife in the Milwood neighborhood

If you want to stick close to home for the night, no worries—there are still places to go nearby right in Milwood! You’ll never get bored at Little Woodrow’s Parmer, which hosts special events such as Movie Night, Tex- Mex Monday, Paws on the Patio, Fizzy Fridays, and more. Austin locals love Little Woodrow’s beer selection and outdoor patio! 

Looking for a chill place in the city to watch a game? Head over to Riata Bar and Grill, which serves up award-winning hamburgers and curly fries and domestic pints among five giant TVs. 

Be sure to also stop by The Hideout Pub, a local Austin dive with a lively patio. This pub is well known for its chicken wings (only 75 cents each on Wednesdays!) and their cheap drinks. 

Transportation in the Milwood neighborhood

You can use the CapMetro bus to get around Milwood and access other parts of the city. Do note that Downtown Austin is approximately 15 miles away from this neighborhood. 

If you’re moving to Austin, TX, we also recommend bringing your car along—otherwise, you may have to rely on Lyft or Uber to get around the city. 

Land in a great apartment in Milwood

If you like the idea of moving to Milwood, Landing offers unfurnished and furnished apartments in Austin, TX, with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Search our available apartments in Milwood, or contact us to learn more about how Landing works.

Still want to learn more about Austin neighborhoods? Browse other neighborhood guides for Austin, TX for more information on nearby attractions and what makes each part of this city unique: 

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.