North Austin is home to a number of diverse, close-knit communities that are served by thriving neighborhood groups. In this community, everyone knows one other’s names, and inhabitants like the convenient location and the relatively spacious houses compared to those located closer to the city center. As you go farther northwest on Highway 183, you’ll pass through more and more modern neighborhoods. Northern, more industrial areas often have more reasonably priced housing options. There are already a ton of great places to eat and shop in this region, and the nearby Arboretum and Arbor Market just add to that. There are several new home communities and shopping malls in Northwest Austin, and most of the major box stores are located there.