Downtown Austin

Vibrant city center featuring the area’s top restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Welcome to Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is undeniably diverse, vibrant, and full of life


Lively and bustling energy. Soaring high-rises. Unparalleled attractions, culture, restaurants, and so much more. Downtown is the hip, urban city center of Austin. It is home to a population of 10,848 and is located in Travis County. This part of town borders Clarksville, The University of Texas at Austin, Highway 35, and the Colorado River.


Downtown Austin is an all-encompassing neighborhood packed with everything you could want or need. As a highly walkable area, Downtown allows you to quickly reach top-rated restaurants and bars, major sights and attractions, and convenient shopping. Living in the heart of busy city life definitely has its perks in Downtown Austin.


As an urban neighborhood, the bulk of available residential real estate is condos. However, on the edge of Downtown, you’ll find spots with single-family homes. Those who are looking to relocate to the area can expect to spend $500,000 on up.


What to Love

  • Lively and vibrant environment
  • Home to Austin’s top attractions
  • Numerous parks
  • Exceptional dining and shopping


People & Lifestyle

Downtown Austin is undeniably diverse, vibrant, and full of life. Its energy is palpable and is reflected in the many restaurants, boutiques, bars, and cultural attractions that populate the neighborhood.


People who thrive in high-energy environments and city life will find Downtown Austin to be a perfect fit. Professionals working in or around this neighborhood particularly enjoy being able to quickly get to work either on foot or by using public transportation.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Living in Downtown Austin means that you’ll never get tired of the many restaurants, bars, and shops in your neighborhood. Whether you’re running your weekly errands or meeting up with coworkers for happy hour, this town is brimming with fantastic establishments.


Shopping for leisure? Be sure to swing by the famed 2nd Street District. Here you can browse the selection at premier stores such as Luxe Apothetique, Francesca’s, Blu Dot, Austin Rocks, and Bonobos. Aside from this shopping hot spot, locals have the pleasure of living close to Whole Foods Market, Anthropologie, west elm, BookPeople, Target, and Good Company.


Not sure which bars and restaurants you should try first? In Downtown Austin, there are definite resident favorites that you won’t want to miss. Find your new favorite menu items at places such as Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab, The Roosevelt Room, QI Austin: Modern Asian Kitchen, Italic, Eddie V’s, Garbo’s Lobster Downtown, Red Ash, Roaring Fork, Lamberts, Flower Child, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Comedor, and Swift’s Attic.


Things to Do

As a resident of Downtown Austin, you will also be situated near the city’s top parks and attractions. From a few hours to an entire day, you can fill whatever free time you have with something you are sure to enjoy.


Cultural attractions are a staple in Downtown Austin. Tour favorites such as The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, Museum of the Weird, the Texas Toy Museum, and the Mexic-Arte Museum. If you consider yourself an art enthusiast, explore the artwork at acclaimed galleries, including West Chelsea Contemporary, The MAW Gallery, and the Lora Reynolds Gallery.


Prefer to savor the sunny Texas weather? If so, head to one of Downtown Austin’s parks — including Duncan Neighborhood Park, Sand Beach Park (located along the Colorado River), Waterloo Neighborhood Park, Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park, Palm Park Water Habitat, and Republic Square.



Downtown Austin is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:


  • Pease Elementary School, Kindergarten through 6th grade
  • Headwaters School, Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade
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