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Great Hills Shopping and Dining

diningGreat Hills is very near some of the best shopping and dining including two of the most distinctive Simon mall properties in Austin.

Great Hills is home to a diverse selection of local restaurants and a wide variety of shops and boutiques. Two of the most prominent are owned by Simon Property Group- the Domain and the Arboretum. These unique lifestyle centers are popular with locals and visitors alike. They are also the perfect place for the dedicated urbanite to live, work, and play.

The Domain is a one-of-a-kind place to spend a peaceful afternoon shopping and relaxing. The open-air, park-like setting takes visitors out of the city and into a natural oasis. The shops range from mainstream establishments such as American Eagle Outfitters and Banana Republic to high-end boutiques like Tiffany & Co, Neiman Marcus (the only one in Austin), Louis Vuitton and more. In addition to major chain stores, the Domain includes an assortment of lesser-known establishments where adventurous shoppers can find hidden gems. Shoppers who decide to stay for lunch or dinner can enjoy a range of dining options.

Highlights include Maggiano’s Little Italy and McCormick & Schmick’s. The Domain is also home to three high-end hotels that are popular with a variety of guests, from out of town businessmen to families taking a weekend getaway. In addition to the shops, boutiques, hotels, and restaurants, the Domain is home to over 800 residential units as well as plentiful office space. The Domain’s ideal location in Austin makes it a highly coveted place to live, work, and shop.

Restaurants and Shopping in Great Hills

The newest section of the Domain is the Great Lawn. In addition to all the great shops surrounding it, this outdoor space has a lot to offer on its own. With free Wi-Fi throughout the center, it is a perfect place to catch up on email or stay in touch with business clients. Food Truck Eats begins at 11:00 am each day and is a great place to grab lunch and enjoy the warm Austin weather. The Great Lawn is a happening place, day and night. Its “iconic cable structures” are a unique example of modern art and the play area is a great place for the whole family to spend an afternoon. In the evening, visitors can experience a multicolored light display.

The other high-end outdoor mall in Austin is the Arboretum at Great Hills. While smaller than the Domain, the Arboretum is home to a wide range of retail establishments, including Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Gap, and Z Gallerie. It is also the location of AZIZ Salon and Day Spa. Notable restaurants include Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries and Cheesecake Factory. The diversity of businesses attracts a wide range of shoppers from the entire Austin metro area. The natural landscaping with a fountain, picnic area, and renowned marble cow sculptures provides a peaceful backdrop for shopping and outdoor dining.

When you make your weekend plans, consider a visit to the Domain or the Arboretum. You will not be disappointed by the selection of shops and restaurants at Austin’s two outstanding outdoor malls. To learn more about the Great Hills community and what more it has to offer, connect with a member of the Natasha Group today. They look forward to sharing their knowledge of this vibrant community with you!