With all the research that goes into city planning, you'd think that some of Austin's old neighborhood plans might be reviewed. The turn-of-the-century Hyde Park plan would come out a winner today. Wide, clearly laid out streets, 100-year-old trees, convenient, independent retail, and gorgeous homes (that are not drawn from merely four or five look-alike designs) may make the neighborhood a little old-fashioned, but think of it the same way you think of grandma. The old girl may have some funny ideas, but at the root of it all, she knows what you need to make you a bit happier.
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