North Austin is the land of shopping and dining. Homes and residences in the North Austin area are luxurious and expansive communities. They sit near Lakes Austin and Travis along winding roads that curve up into the Texas Hill Country. When it’s too cold to enjoy Lake Travis, the folks in North Austin enjoy endless options to shop ‘till they drop and dine by the lake. There are three major malls in the area that feature all of the best shops and restaurants. The Arboretum, The Domain, and the Hill Country Galleria (pedestrian mall) all offer quality clothing, accessory, and electronics stores. This is the perfect getaway if you want to start knocking out the Christmas gift list. As far as dining goes, Hudson’s on the Bend and the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse are both renowned restaurants that serve up seasonal, locally minded fare.