Incorporated in 1954, Sunset Valley laid roots as a suburban residential outcropping, building ranch houses and other new homes on large acre lots just south of Austin. Slowly, as the Capitol City grew, so did Sunset Valley. By the 1970s, Austin had thoroughly surrounded the tiny township. If you’re new to Sunset Valley, here are three steps you should make as you get to know the area. Find further facts here.
Toney Burger Activity Center and Stadium
If you’ve ever watched a high school football game, attended the graduation, or have kids who attend an Austin-area school, chances are you’ve been to Toney Burger. This multi-purpose stadium was a staple throughout my South Austin childhood. Not only is it the go-to spot for high school sports, but the giant, mostly empty parking lot is the perfect spot to learn how to drive, with plenty of open space to get comfortable behind the wheel. Read about West Oak Hill, Austin, TX is a Cost-Effective Community here.
Sunset Valley Farmers’
In a genius move on the part of Sunset Valley and Sustainable Food Center, the weekly, year-round Sunset Valley Farmers’ Market is reason enough to check out this one-of-a-kind town. Hosted in the spacious Toney Burger parking lot every Saturday morning (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), stroll through aisles of vegetables while sipping Texas Coffee Trader’s dark roast.