Every neighborhood has its certain flair or personality, especially Lake Travis area community, Hudson Bend.
Settled in the early 1850s by Wiley Hudson and his family from Arkansas, the area was initially used for farming and agriculture. This was up until the 1940s when Marshall Ford Dam was built, now Mansfield Dam. Close to half of Hudson Bend’s land was flooded when Lake Travis was created, and the area slowly changed from agricultural to residential. The faces of Hudson Bend were changing.
Now over 2,300 people call it home, from retirees to Austin commuters. It’s got it’s special kind of style, with houses of all styles and many different types of businesses have made their headquarters here. If you’ve been around one of the many marinas on Hudson Bend on the weekend or if you’ve been to the area for dinner, maybe you’ve experienced it yourself.
Whether you’re on a mission to find the best place to launch your boat or want a great place to stop and enjoy near Lake Travis, Hudson Bend has what you need. Catch a sunset and a round of mini golf or two, or just grab a beer at nearby Infamous Brewing Company to get an idea of that Hudson Bend spirit. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling like a local.
And from a Hudson Bend local who has been around the block to absorb some of its unique flavor, here it is, the 7 Signs You Might Be from Hudson Bend:
- Half of the cups in your kitchen are from the old Carlos’n Charlie’s
- If you’re out mowing your lawn or walking the dog on a weekend, someone will drive by and ask how to “get to the lake”
- You’re used to daily flybys by the Austin Biplane
- Your favorite tap room and brewery happens to be on your street
- Your can name all 7 of the marinas around “the Bend”
- You give people directions to your house by directing them to nearby Tex-Mex favorite, Los Pinos
- When you want to take a trip to Lake Travis, you head to your backyard
Did we forget one? Let us know in the comments!