32. South Congress Avenue
Location: Austin, TX
Notable Businesses: Continental Club, Uncommon Obects, Jo's Coffee, Stag
This Austin neighborhood is best-known for its collection of restaurants, music and art venues, small retailers, and yes, food trucks. The Magnolia Cafe has survived and flourished during the revitalization of the area, and the the Continental Club has been a career launch pad for several musical acts. Before its facelift, South Congress Avenue was the go-to spot for vintage clothing, and it's rumored that Bob Dylan used to shop at Lucy in Disguise and Electric Ladyland. Today, residents and tourists look for the hottest throwaways at Uncommon Objects. On the first Thursday of every month, shops stay open late and host activities and events. Jo's Coffee always gives back to the community, sponsoring fashion shows with work from local designers and showing movies in parking lots during the summer. On top of all of this, there's the gorgeous view of downtown Austin.