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Top Neighborhoods to Live in Austin, Texas

Monday, February 26, 2024   /   by Julie Hutchison

Top Neighborhoods to Live in Austin, Texas

Top Neighborhoods to Live in Austin, Texas

Are you planning a move to Austin, Texas, and wondering which neighborhoods are the best fit for you? With so many options to choose from, it's essential to understand the vibe and feel of each area. In this guide, we'll take a closer look at some of the top neighborhoods in Austin to help you make an informed decision about your next home.

Crestview, Allandale, Brentwood, and Rosedale

Located in the northwest side of central Austin, these neighborhoods offer a mix of charm and convenience. Built in the 1950s and 1960s, these areas used to be on the outskirts of Austin but are now considered central. With easy access to MoPac and 2222 (Koenig), residents enjoy a range of local shops and restaurants, making it a great place for families. The area boasts a variety of housing options, from remodeled older homes to newer constructions.

Mueller Development

Formerly the site of the Austin airport, the Mueller development is a planned community that offers a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, apartments, condos, businesses, and restaurants. Located on the east side of Austin, Mueller is known for its walkability, community events, and proximity to downtown. The area features parks, a lake, a farmers market, and is ideal for those seeking a vibrant community atmosphere.

Downtown Austin

Living in downtown Austin offers a unique urban experience with easy access to employment opportunities, nightlife, dining, and outdoor activities. While mostly consisting of high-rise condos and apartments, downtown Austin provides residents with a lively atmosphere and proximity to the Colorado River, bike paths, and running trails.

East Austin

East Austin is a popular choice for those working in the tech scene or downtown. With a mix of older homes and new developments, East Austin offers a unique blend of creativity and culture. The area is known for its nightlife, coffee shops, and local businesses, making it a vibrant and diverse community.

Travis Heights

Situated south of the river and south of downtown, Travis Heights offers beautiful older homes and easy access to downtown and South Austin. The neighborhood is known for its walkability, proximity to South Congress, and community atmosphere.

Zilker

Zilker is a highly coveted neighborhood in Austin, known for its access to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. The area offers a mix of older homes and new developments, along with easy access to shopping and dining along Lamar Boulevard.

Hyde Park and North Loop

Hyde Park, one of Austin's first suburbs, offers a community-oriented neighborhood with a mix of homes, apartments, and parks. North Loop, located north of Hyde Park, features coffee shops, local shops, and a vibrant community atmosphere.

Tarrytown

Located on the west side of Austin, Tarrytown is known for its beautifully maintained homes, proximity to Mayfield Park, and access to downtown and South Austin via MoPac.

Hidden Gems: St. Elmo, The Domain, University Hills, Windsor Park

These neighborhoods offer unique charm and are worth considering for those looking for something special. St. Elmo in south Austin is undergoing a transformation with new restaurants and bars. The Domain in north Austin offers a mix of shopping, dining, and residential options. University Hills and Windsor Park, located north of Mueller, offer mid-century modern homes and a growing community atmosphere.
This blog post provides an overview of some of the top neighborhoods in Austin, Texas, each offering its own unique charm and amenities. Whether you're looking for a vibrant urban experience or a more relaxed suburban feel, Austin has something to offer for everyone.
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Julie Hutchison
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Austin, TX 78759
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