Central Austin is seeing a revitalization in its housing market, with several loft renovations and the introduction of new housing to historical structures such as the Brown Building. You can find apartment and condominium developments near the Central Business District, the Capitol Complex and the entertainment district, or you can choose to live in the historic communities that surround the University of Texas, where Victorian and craftsman-style homes are available.
From our trendy little shops or food trailers on South Congress Ave., to the State Capital building, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Whether or not you enjoy live music, taking a run along Lady Bird Lake, watching our bats come out in the evenings, to relaxing at Zilker Park, there is always something happening downtown.
Diversity among the neighborhoods east of I-35 includes groundbreaking master-planned communities, neighborhoods that sprang up in the first half of the century and homes that reflect Austin's Victorian roots.
Lake Austin is a constant level section of the Colorado River that winds its way 22 miles from the base of Lake Travis, through Westlake to just west of downtown Austin. In 1940 the Tom Miller Dam was constructed creating Lake Austin, now used for flood control, electrical power generation, and recreation.
Quirky and a little eccentric, South Austin features the eclectic SOCO shopping district (check out First Thursdays), older close-in neighborhoods like Travis Heights and Zilker as well as the 4,000-acre master-planned community of Circle C Ranch.
West of downtown Austin TX. towards Lake Travis, neighborhoods range from student rentals, and tastefully updated homes to some of the area's most exclusive luxury and estate homes. This is one of the pricier parts of West Austin real estate due to the proximity to downtown.