ABOUT AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOODS

DOWNTOWN

A walkable and ever-evolving urban core where old meets new Austin. Live in high-rise luxury with easy access to Lady Bird Lake and a smorgasbord of culture, dining, shopping, and nightlife.

 

EAST

EAST CENTRAL: Anything goes in Austin’s “Wild East.” Modern homes comingle with historic bungalows, bohemian vibes, and the trendiest restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and some of the hippest places to work.

MUELLER: Everything you need in one dynamic neighborhood. Live in new, environmentally-focused construction, surrounded by thoughtfully-designed green spaces, family-friendly entertainment, and shopping.

 

CENTRAL

OLD WEST AUSTIN / PEMBERTON: As one of Austin’s first outward expansions in the early 20th century, this central neighborhood feels a world away from the bustle. Large, historic homes with manicured lawns and leafy streets define this enclave along Shoal Creek.

 

CLARKSVILLE: A central neighborhood that’s historic and stately, yet not one bit stuffy. Close to Lady Bird Lake, this quiet and walkable neighborhood is dotted with charming bungalows and cafes and is home to a 500-year-old live oak tree.

TARRYTOWN: Winding, oak-canopied streets, and beautiful architecture define this neighborhood. Large, unique, upscale properties have easy access to a 23-acre nature preserve with roaming peacocks, Austin’s original golf-course, and waterfront eateries.

ROSEDALE / BRYKER WOODS: Sister communities with an eclectic mix of mid-century architecture. Artsy and city-going residents enjoy the quiet streets, an award-winning elementary school, and proximity to shopping, dining, and the Shoal Creek trail.

 

HYDE PARK: Victorian architecture, tree-lined streets, and historic charm. Residents enjoy the central location, having proximity to the University of Texas and Downtown Austin.

HIGHLAND PARK / BALCONES: A hilly, residential community comprised of large lots, many with Hill Country views. These neighborhoods offer easy access to MoPac and Central Austin, in a green setting with Mt. Bonnell and the sculpture at Laguna Gloria.

 

ALLANDALE: Mature trees dot the large lots of this quiet family-friendly neighborhood along Shoal Creek. Defined by updated mid-century homes, this community encompasses many home styles, and it offers easy access to the retail and dining on Burnet Road.

 

NORTH LOOP: Walkable, vintage charm abound in this quaint north-central community. Bungalows comingle with new architectural styles for an eclectic mix of old and new, and lifelong residents live amongst students, professionals, and young families.

 

CRESTVIEW / BRENTWOOD: Established older neighborhoods just north of Downtown Austin, these family-friendly communities are mellow and quiet. They offer easy access to Anderson Lane for movies, shopping, and a plethora of dining choices.

NORTHWEST HILLS / CAT MOUNTAIN: Majestic trees, expansive views, traditional ranch-style homes, and easy access to MoPac, 360, and the river make this family-oriented neighborhood shine. Live in proximity to fantastic schools and all the necessities of modern life. 

UT / CAMPUS: This vibrant and bustling central neighborhood, anchored by The University of Texas and The Drag, is home to many cultural attractions. Charming bungalows are plentiful in this walkable enclave, home to students and professors alike. 

 

 

SOUTH

SOUTH CONGRESS: Austin’s quirky heart still beats today in this dynamic and walkable central neighborhood. Embrace the kitsch of the city’s neon past while enjoying its most unique nightlife, music, shopping, dining, and people watching.

 

TRAVIS HEIGHTS: A pocket of calm in Austin’s central core, this unique neighborhood is defined by quiet, winding streets, parks, lots of green space, and eclectic architecture. Walk to Downtown, Lady Bird Lake, and the vibrant SoCo area.

 

BOULDIN:

Across Lady Bird Lake from Downtown, this enclave is the hip and historic hub of the ‘04 zip code. Residents enjoy green space aplenty and walkability to music and performing arts venues, the hike and bike trail, and the SoCo/S.1st./S. Lamar corridor.

 

ZILKER: This laid-back south-central neighborhood boasts easy access to Zilker Park’s 350-acres of green and views of Downtown. Walk to everything from foodie hot spots to food trucks, open-air bars to coffee shops, and arts and entertainment venues.

 

SUNSET VALLEY: This character-rich city within a city has an independent streak, and distinct country vibes just 10 minutes from Downtown. This established community of single-story ranch homes offers proximity to tons of shopping and dining as well as a lively farmer’s market.

 

BARTON HILLS: This hilly, residential neighborhood is all about the outdoors. Access to Barton Creek Greenbelt, Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and Lady Bird Lake, not to mention a front-row seat to the Austin City Limits music festival, come with this swoon-worthy location. 

 

 

NORTH

THE DOMAIN / GATEWAY: The Violet Crown city is special enough to warrant two “downtowns.” This northern alternative to Austin’s lakeside hub is full of shopping, restaurants, nightlife, tech companies, and a variety of property styles from mixed-use condos to ranches to modern builds.

GREAT HILLS / SPICEWOOD: With a foot in Austin and the other in Hill Country, these northwest communities straddle city and country. These easygoing neighborhoods feature hills and mature trees, with convenient access to the city via 183 and 360, golf, shopping, and country clubs.

 

 

WEST

WESTLAKE: This family-friendly enclave boasts nationally-acclaimed schools and sporting programs and some of the city’s most exclusive real estate. Expansive homes dot the rolling, scenic Hill Country landscape, many of which come with commanding Downtown views.

ROLLINGWOOD: A small family-friendly community, this tiny central suburb is known for its artfully manicured lawns and secluded properties. This neighborhood offers excellent schools and a variety of architectural styles from minimalist, modern homes to large, brick ranches.

LAKEWAY / BEE CAVE: With spectacular Lake Travis views, marina access, and golf, residents enjoy resort-style living within 30 minutes of Downtown Austin. There’s something for everyone here, from waterfront mansions to custom family homes and proximity to incredible schools.

STEINER RANCH: Nature-lovers flock to this 4,600-acre master-planned community northwest of Austin. Close to Lake Travis and the Hill Country, an abundance of trails and parks, neighborhood amenities, an 18-hole golf course, and excellent schools.

 

SUBURBS

 

NORTH

 

Austin’s northern suburbs are characterized by quiet subdivisions,
family-friendly living, and high-performing schools. From Georgetown’s Victorian-era downtown to Round Rock’s business district to Hutto’s quirky small-town charm, there’s something for everyone.

 

+ Round Rock

+ Cedar Park

+ Leander

+ Georgetown

+ Hutto

+ Pflugerville

+ Liberty Hill

 

SOUTH

Nestled between Austin and San Antonio, Buda, Kyle, and San Marcos are fast-growing family-friendly communities. Convenient for Texas State University, these enclaves are perfect for those who need a little bit of country to go with their city amenities. 

 

+ Buda

+ Kyle

+ San Marcos

 

EAST

Just 30-minutes from Downtown Austin, you’ll find wide-open spaces, a country vibe, and a growing list of cool things to do and see. The eastern suburbs are for people searching for a little independence over gated, suburban sub-divisions.

+ Manor

+ Bastrop

+ Cedar Creek

 

WEST

This is the Texas Hill Country at its finest, with breweries, great BBQ, and gorgeous natural sights, including Lake Travis and the Blanco River. Amidst the live oaks and winding country roads are properties for any style and taste, from working ranches to large traditional and contemporary homes. 

 

+ Dripping Springs

+ Driftwood

+ Jonestown

+ Lago Vista

+ Spicewood

+ Marble Falls

+ Wimberly

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