I'm going to open up this conversation again since I have a similar question.
I'll be starting graduate school this fall at UT & am wanting to know what a good neighborhood would be for a craftster. I'm considering Hyde Park since it's close to campus and I read somewhere that it's "neighborhoody" which sounds nice. I also think there's a Hancock nearby for emergency thread runs (I mostly sew, but also knit, embroider, make jewelry, etc when the motivation hits).
Am I on the right track? I will be renting, of course. Also, are the buses pretty efficient in Austin? From the way it looks on the map, the city seems pretty walkable (but maps are always small, haha). I'll be visiting in March, so it would be nice to have some suggestions on what areas to look at.
Thanks for any responses!