There aren’t many cities that can boast that they have a neighborhood built from the ground up in this day and
There aren’t many cities that can boast that they have a neighborhood built from the ground up in this day and age. Austin can, thanks to its successful efforts to turn the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a mixed-use urban village. The neighborhood's location is only three miles from Austin’s downtown nightlife, and only 2 miles for the University of Texas campus, which makes it a very popular choice for young professionals, families, and empty nesters.
It also happens to be the largest neighborhood in the world to achieve LEED gold certification.
LEED—or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—certified buildings are resource efficient, use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that issues the certifications.