Mueller is home to the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport so if you have travels plans anytime soon…wait, the Mueller airport closed in 1999 when the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened! The Mueller area, now, is a Planned Unit Development project that began when the airport closed – with the intention of creating a mixed-use and pedestrian-oriented community. The Mueller area is bordered by East I-35, 51st Street, Airport Blvd, and Manor Road.
Mueller is a great area for young families – with the abundance of Yard Houses, Garden Court Houses, and Townhomes and all of the parks within hundreds of feet. On any given visit, you’re sure to see people of all ages with the geese and running around on the playgrounds. The community is fitness-oriented as well, with many outdoor yoga classes, joggers, frisbee throwers, and fuzzy fetchers. If you fancy the outdoors, there is ample opportunity with the 140 acres of parks, a 5-mile hike & bike trail, and the newly planted trees by the thousands.
While lots of parents love to raise their kiddies in Mueller, young singles and professionals also love what Mueller has to offer. There are many condominium dwellings throughout the development that sit just on top of shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. In some ways, the Mueller development could be compared to The Domain – but with more grass. If you enjoy the opportunity of exciting night life and fresh air, Mueller might just be right for you!
Students ride free with their Student ID!
10 Metro Bus – Travels from North Heritage Hills on Cameron Road, going through the Mueller development and The University of Texas all the way to Southpark Meadows on South 1st St.
20 Metro Bus – Traverses Manor Road all the way to South Riverside
300 Metro Bus – Goes from St. Johns/N. Lamar area, along 51st, and all the way to Westgate in South Austin
335 Metro Bus – Travels from West Austin, Tarrytown, all the way through the Mueller development
Make sure to use CapMetro.org when planning your trip!
Mueller has seen a lot of changes in the past 15 years and the development is expected to continue to expand as the plan pushes to provide all sorts of resident needs within walking/biking distance in the name of sustainability. While it may seem that Mueller is just overflowing with families– according to Zillow, it is estimated that 43% of residents are married and 41% single, with 70% of residents not having children and the median age being 31 years old.
Mueller is conveniently located right off of I-35, making it a straight-shot commute to North Austin or South Austin. It is a mere 10 minutes away from The University of Texas.
The apartment complexes in Mueller include Mosaic at Mueller Luxury Apartments, SYNC at Mueller, AMLI at Mueller, AMLI on Aldrich, and Aldrich 51 Apartments. 1-bedrooms start around $1500/month and 2-bedrooms start at about $2000/month, or $1000/bedroom. These complexes include beautiful community amenities such as coffee lounges, fitness center, resort style pool, clubhouse, private screening theatre, conference room, and more.
Prices are subject to change daily, so give us a call today at (512) 900-7963 for an updated rate quote.
As mentioned earlier, the Mueller development could be compared to The Domain in North Austin because of the luxury apartments that are complimented by all of the retail shopping and restaurants that rests just below, and around. As this area continues to develop and expand, as it still is, with more urbanity and crafted density – more entertainment venues are sure to ensue.
To date, there are all kinds of shops that cater to the families that reside nearby and also younger individuals. There are dozens of shops including Rue 21, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Children’s Place, Old Navy, Marshalls as well as the more functional stores such as H-E-B, Best Buy, Staples, Home Depot and PetSmart. Mueller also has a location of the Dell Children’s Hospital, very convenient for family needs.
If you could skip the retail for the munchies, there is somewhere to satisfy every palate. To the 51st St side, places such as Tiff’s Treat (freshly baked cookies), Jamba Juice, The Halal Corner, and la Madeleine French Café can be found. Just down Aldrich Street you will see more unique dining such as the Stella Public House, BD Riley’s Irish Pub, L’Oca d’Oro and Colleen’s Kitchen. And for dessert, Halcyon Coffee, Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery, or Lick Honest Ice Cream can scratch your itch. It is also worth mentioning that there is the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema right on Aldrich, and it is also the host to Barrol O’Fun – a carnival themed hall that has family-friendly entertainment 4pm-8pm (M-F), and adult entertainment from 8pm-11pm (M-F) – see website for extended weekend hours.
For casual lunch, visit the Browning Hangar where Mueller Trailer Eats is located – a few trailers are parked here and offer options from juices to coffee to vegetarian meals to burgers and pizza. Grab your fix at Compass Coffee, Conscious Cravings serving vegetarian wraps, Veracruz All Natural Food Truck serving authentic tacos, Gravy ATX serving gravy and biscuits or The Stonehouse Wood Fire Grill serving all sorts of items.
Concerning the kids – the Thinkery is a children’s museum…reimagined. The Thinkery is all about hand-on learning for children in various disciplines. They offer many workshops, programs and exhibits oriented towards children’s development. If you don’t have any kids in your life, adults are still welcome to visit as it’s an all-around innovative experience! The Mueller Lake Park has an extra fancy playscape that is colorful and has structures to climb, swing and play on! Mueller is also host to the AISD Performing Arts center where schools all over the area come to do their major performances; this has historically included orchestra concerts by middle and high schools, dance recitals, and even the McCallum Fine Arts fashion shows.
Although it’s technically outside of Mueller, the Morris Williams Gold Course is just on the outskirts across from Manor Road and offers grassy green hills, just how a golf course should be.
Check out the Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller on Sundays 10am-2pm and Wednesdays 5pm-8pm at the Browning Hangar – this wonderful event is a great way to support local business and learn about products that you’ve never seen before! Some of the Sunday vendors include Buddha’s Brew Kombucha, Elly’s Sweet Shop, Round Rock Honey, Hemp 360, Gourmet Texas Pasta, Srsly Chocolate, and The Vinegar Joint — see more. Some of the Wednesday vendors include Candles and Company, FOND Bone Broth, Sage and Opal, Monarch Herbs with more here. Remember to bring your reusable bag and take a date for a fun outing…or take yourself on a date and buy something luxurious!