Downtown Austin

Best described as hip and urban, a thriving and lively place to call home.


Welcome to Downtown Austin

Bustling heart of Austin’s culture, nightlife, and dining.
Best described as hip and urban, Downtown Austin is a thriving and lively place to call home. Spanning from 35 to North Lamar Boulevard, this vibrant neighborhood packs top-tier conveniences and establishments in every corner. To the north, Downtown borders The University of Texas at Austin. To its south, Downtown runs along the Colorado River. This neighborhood is home to 10,848 residents and is situated in Travis County.
Downtown Austin real estate is known for its close proximity to exceptional restaurants, stores, and attractions. When in town, you can visit the Texas Capital, take a guided walking tour, attend an event at the Austin Convention Center, view breathtaking pieces of art at The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, or explore the exhibits at the Museum of the Weird. A world of endless things to do and experience awaits.

Those looking to relocate to Downtown Austin will find an abundance of modern condos with unparalleled style. Living here means you’ll always be minutes away from any kind of convenience you could want or need. Prospective buyers can expect to spend $500K and up on residential properties in this neighborhood. High-end properties are available too. If you're looking for even more options, check out nearby Barton Creek homes for sale. There are also luxury homes in Tarrytown, a nearby neighborhood, as well as Clarksville.

What to Love

  • Hip and urban vibe
  • Heart of Austin’s top spots for entertainment, shopping, and dining
  • Ample green space

People & Lifestyle

Downtown Austin is a thriving, diverse, and bustling part of the city. With dozens of businesses, attractions, condominiums, and hotels, this area is always “on.” As with many larger cities, Downtown Austin is known for its outstanding dining, cultural hotspots, and robust shopping scene.
Anyone working in or around the area will find Downtown living to be a convenient pleasure. Rather than commuting from a nearby neighborhood, you can get to work on foot, by bike, or by public transportation in minutes. Individuals who want to be close to the city’s best restaurants and stores will also find Downtown living an exceptional fit for their lifestyle.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Downtown Austin is overflowing with quality places to both shop and dine. Minutes from home, you can access top-rated establishments ranging in cuisine and specialty.
If you’re planning a leisurely day of shopping, be sure to stop by the 2nd Street District. In this area, you’ll be able to explore Downtown Austin’s favorite spots, including Lamberts, The Well, and Toy Joy. Around town, locals also love checking out what’s new at stores such as Luxe Apothetique, Csilla Wildflower Organics, Barrys Bootcamp and By George.
If you’re in search of a bite to eat, the Downtown area is a foodie’s paradise. Whatever cuisine or dining experience you seek can be found in this neighborhood. Make plans to try resident favorites, including QI Austin: Modern Asian Kitchen, Hestia, Eddie V’s, Comedor, Red Ash, Lamberts, and Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab.

Things to Do

Have some free time on your hands? It’s easy to find something unique and exciting to do when you live in Downtown Austin. 
As a local, you’ll definitely want to check out the Downtown Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday in Republic Square Park from 9 AM–1 PM. This weekly event makes it simple and enjoyable to stock up on quality goods and support local businesses.
Whether you’ve visited Austin many times before or are brand-new to the area, take some time to be a tourist in your new town. Plan a day of exploration at places such as the Museum of the Weird, The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, The Escape Game Austin, Waterloo Neighborhood Park, Duncan Neighborhood Park, Ballet Austin, Republic Square, and the Texas Toy Museum.

What's the Median Home Price for Downtown Austin Homes for Sale?

The median price of Downtown Austin homes for sale in 2022 is $790,000. The median price increased 10% since 2021. 

What's the Average Number of Days on the Market for Downtown Austin Real Estate?

In 2022, the average number of days on the market is 29, down 19 days compared to 2021. 

Is Downtown Austin Expensive?

Austin is the most expensive big city in Texas. The median home price is higher than the median price in Texas and the United States overall. That said, Austin has relatively higher wages too. 

Is Downtown Austin Nice?

According to Niche, Downtown Austin is the 3rd best neighborhood in Austin. It's ranked highly for public schools, night life, family life, and housing. It's also ranked the 3rd best neighborhood for young professionals in Austin.


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