Walk Score in SouBrook Center
Part of the Southeast Austin community, South Brook Center is a small urban neighborhood right off the feeder road of Interstate-35. Contrary to the typical American suburb, South Brook Center is full of apartment complexes and condominiums. Being that this region is just slightly north of the Onion Creek community and west of Pleasant Valley Road, a roadway that covers the expanse of East Austin, the residents vary from families to young singles.
While service industry and blue-collar employment are plentiful in Southeast Austin, it's likely that some living in South Brook Center commute to downtown which is around a 15-20-minute drive, depending on traffic. Errands are a piece of cake for South Brook residents with multiple grocers, both local and chain, located nearby. When it's time for play instead of work or adulting, South Brook Center is just blocks from a cinema multiplex, a number of restaurants, as well as sports and dive bars.
Terrain in SouBrook Center
South Brook Center isn't the most picturesque part of Austin, but it is convenient. The Metro buses can get you west to east through town. If you're wanting to head north toward thriving Downtown Austin, you can hop on the 801, the Metro Rapid. If your furry friend isn't a service animal, however, you'll have to enjoy the perks of local transportation without them.
There's plenty to explore in and around the region including a landmark recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, the Sneed House. After years of degradation, looting, and even a fire, all that's left of this historic home is the limestone exterior, making it look a lot like an ancient ruin. A walk to this home is enjoyed by you and your pup as you get to explore some Texas history and your canine companion gets to enjoy some much-deserved outdoors time.
If history isn't your passion, there are miles of natural greenways nearby.
Greenways in SouBrook Center
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Less than 10 minutes from the South Brook Center neighborhood is South Boggy Creek Greenbelt. While walking there would only take about 20 minutes, walking isn't recommended as the greenbelt is right beside Interstate 35. South Boggy Creek Greenbelt is very rustic. If you and your dog are fans of going off the beaten trail, this is a great local spot for the two of you. Entrances are overgrown, so be sure to wear proper footwear.
Another protected natural area is Williamson Creek Greenbelt. Not quite as rustic as its sister, this greenbelt is a series of hiking and mountain biking trails that follow Williamson Creek. Dogs have been known to suffer snake bites in this area so use caution when hiking and always keep your dog on a leash if you need to pull them away from danger. Cacti grow around the area as well, so the leash will help keep your pup away from unpleasant needles.