Mueller is one of the most relaxed and more desirable strategic mixed-use community locations in Austin. Mueller is located just three miles from downtown. The Mueller development comprises single-family and multi-family homes, a shopping center, apartments, food trailers, restaurants, connections to public transportation, and modern office and retail space. The development plan for Mueller was approved in 2007, and construction began that same year. Mueller was completed in 2017, and today it is a booming community in Austin, Texas. In this article, we will know more about Mueller and the places you can check out while you’re there.
Features of Mueller Community
Mueller is situated on a 711-acre site where the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport was located. The airport closed in 1999, and the site remained deserted for about eight years. It was until an award-winning master plan was approved in 2007. The project aims to convert the site into a residential and commercial and area that has modern housing as well as state-of-the-art office and retail facilities.
Mueller was opened to new residents in 2007, and it did not take that much time until the neighborhood became home to several individuals and families. When the development of Mueller was finished, it had over 5,700 homes and 13,000 residents. It also has a town center with shops, a major children’s medical center, a film studio, office space, rental properties, and a medical research complex. Aside from that, it also has about 140 acres of parks and green space.
At the center of Mueller is Lake Park is a 30-acre landscape with hike and bike trails, a duck-filled lake, and the Browning Hangar, which is the iconic airport hangar that was initially built in the 1940s and converted into an open-air amphitheater when Mueller was developed. The Hangar hosts Mueller’s weekly Sunday Farmers’ Market, and other special events as well. Next to the Hangar is Mueller Central, which used to be an airport administration building, today, it is now used as Mueller’s information center.
Besides Lake Park, you can also go to Southwest Greenway, where you can see native plants and outdoor art installations placed along walking trails and water features. For the Southwest Greenway project, Mueller officials collaborated with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for a restoration project to save the endangered Blackland Prairie. Finally, You can visit Ella Wooten Neighborhood Park, which is a three-acre green space located in the middle of Mueller’s residential section. Ella Wooten Neighborhood Park is where you can find a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool as well as a playground and a basketball court.
Several other facilities were completed inside Mueller, such as The Thinkery and Austin Playhouse, which also happens to be one of the first tenants of the Mueller Town Center. Aside from that, the 279-unit AMLI Residential apartment community was also constructed, and it will be an addition to the two already completed luxury apartment complexes located in Mueller.
Other businesses in Mueller includes a Home Depot, a major supermarket, and several other locally owned stores and restaurants. However, even if the neighborhood has direct access to public transportation, Mueller is designed carefully to enjoy walking to parks, stores, restaurants, and other amenities. Mueller ensured that the community is safe and enjoyable for pedestrians to go around.