Scenic views, greenbelt access and high tech employers all characterize the Northwest Austin area. Austin is sometimes dubbed Silicon Hills for the surge of technology companies that have taken residence among the rolling hills featuring prominent offices for Apple, Google, AMD, and Texas Instruments (to name a few). Much of this high tech development has taken place in Northwest Austin creating jobs and increasing the demand for fine homes. Many homes in this area back to greenbelts or are built along the hills. Park at the Pennybacker Bridge and climb up to catch a glimpse of the beautiful views Northwest Austin has to offer. Golf course living and shopping also characterize many northwest Austin neighborhoods. The Arboretum at Great Hills, the Domain, and Gateway Shopping Center provide ample retail and dining destinations.