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SoCo or Clarksville

Regina, Canada
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157 posts
SoCo or Clarksville

We have narrowed down accommodations to one near 6th St & Baylor in Clarksville and one in SoCo near 1st street. We are two young senior couples who have never been to Austin. We enjoyed walking, sightseeing, restaurants, local pubs and occasional shopping. We would also like to the see State Capital. The guys will get to golf a bit. We have a car but also happy to walk and use a taxi. Any comments on the two areas would be greatly appreciated!

Fawn + Raven
Gift & Speciality Shops
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Gift & Speciality Shops
Austin, Texas
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4,817 posts
49 reviews
1. Re: SoCo or Clarksville

My vote is for SoCo. Lots of great restaurants and shops and the Capital Metro Rapid bus comes about every 15 mins into downtown and back and forth to SoCo all day and late into evening.

Clarksville is tiny residential area. Not major shops and eateries and bus not as easy as the Rapid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CittZSER3iE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMICSr9jl7c

http://do512.com/p/south-congress

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Austin, Texas
Destination Expert
for Austin
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1,926 posts
59 reviews
2. Re: SoCo or Clarksville

"Near" 1st and "near" 6th and Baylor are ambiguous. If these are Airbnb or private rentals I'd check a little closer on the exact locations. Unfortunately some rentals have exaggerated their "near" locations. Definitely check for current reviews.

Both areas have plus and minutes properties.

BTW the metro bus www.capitolmetro.com is great during the day but I don't recommend it later in the evening.

Hope this helps?

Welcome to Austin!

Regina, Canada
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157 posts
3. Re: SoCo or Clarksville

Thank you to both replies. The one on 1st was called S 1st Street which I believe is in SoCo and the other in Clarksville.

4. Re: SoCo or Clarksville

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