Galindo is one of South Austin’s more affordable neighborhoods. Residents who love South Austin, want to be close to Downtown and don’t want to pay Travis Heights or Barton Hills prices usually end up choosing Galindo. Not one of the well known South Austin neighborhoods, this neighborhood features mostly 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,500 sq ft homes built in the 1950s and 1960s and has few larger homes.
Where is Galindo?
Galindo is located in South Austin just south of Oltorf between the railroad tracks and South 1st St. Residents enjoy easy access to Highway 290 for commuting east to west. Head east on 290 and you’ll be at IH35 in just 2 minutes to then travel north and south. Commuting from MoPac is a little clumsy as you either have to go north on Lamar to get to the Lake Austin entrance or go 290 west and make a few loops around the freeway and wait at a few stop lights before getting on MoPac in Sunset Valley.
Things to Do in Galindo
Green Pastures Mansion is a fun place to take kids when you have an hour or so to kill. The grounds are beautiful and the kids will enjoy watching the peacocks that roam. They also have a restaurant inside the mansion where they are most known for their Sunday brunch. Another place I always stop when I’m in Galindo is Summermoon Coffee Bar for a Wintermoon if I’m in the mood for a cold drink and a Summermoon if I’m in the mood for a warm drink. Their espresso is by far the best in Austin and they have a secret ingredient – moon milk – that makes gives the coffee a hint of sweet. Once you taste their espresso, you’ll never go back to Starbucks.