Downtown Austin, the heart of the state's capital, has seen incredible growth over the last decade. New condo buildings help shape the ever-changing skyline and a crane is always just a stone's throw away. Home to numerous bars and restaurants, downtown residents never lack for a vibrant nightlife.
Just 3 miles west of downtown, lies one of Austin’s most affluent neighborhoods, Tarrytown. With it’s quiet, tree-lined streets and proximity to downtown, Town Lake, and Lake Austin, the location of this neighborhood is hard to beat.
Located north of the University of Texas, this charming neighborhood has its share of graduate students, young families, young professionals, and long-time Austinites. An eclectic mix of Victorian houses, apartments, and bungalows, Hyde Park is both funky and elegant. Head to the area of Duval between 38th and 45th to sample some of Hyde Park’s best and most well-known restaurants and coffee shops.
Situated east of Mopac just north of Rosedale, is the charming, family-friendly Allandale neighborhood. With Burnet forming the Eastern border of the neighborhood, Allandale residents enjoy close-proximity to all of the local-Austin restaurants, shops and bars that line Burnet Road.
What was originally farm and dairy land in the 1860s, is now a lively residential neighborhood with close proximity to parks and numerous shops and restaurants that line Burnet Road. With Ramsey Park in the center and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt to the west, this neighborhood is a perfect respite for those seeking to play outside.
Tree-lined Brentwood is a popular residential area comprised of mainly one-story, bungalow homes. The neighborhood was once a large cotton farm and is now home to a nine-acre park full of beautiful trees and green space. Similar to neighbors Rosedale and Allandale, Brentwood borders Burnet Road (to the west) and is in close proximity to local restaurants, bars and shops.
Crestview is the quaint neighborhood just north of Brentwood and south of Anderson Lane. A former 1950-60s dairy farm, the Crestview neighborhood is now a proud residential neighborhood that maintains some of its 1950s charm with spots like the Minimax grocery store and Top Notch Burgers.
The Mueller Planned Urban Development community is one of Austin’s most unique in that it was the former site of the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, prior to the opening of Austin Bergstrom Airport. At the heart of Mueller is Lake Park, home to the iconic 1940s Browning hangar converted into an amphitheater.
With its close proximity to Lake Austin, Downtown, great schools, and rolling hills, Westlake Hills is one of the most coveted areas in Austin. The eastern border of Westlake is just a stone’s throw across the water from Oyster Point landing (home to Hula Hut and Mozart’s Cafe), the western border sits near the scenic 360 bridge, and in between is beautiful homes, winding roads, and some of the best views in the city. Home to the Eanes Independent School District, Westlake is arguably best known for its schools, which excel in academia and sports.
The beautiful, hilly area of Northwest Hills provides a quiet, scenic respite from the hustle of central Austin yet it's close enough to access it all. Northwest Hills prides itself in having some of the best views available in Austin, most notable is the peak of Mount Bonnell where you can set up a sunset picnic overlooking the city and enjoy great 360 views.
If you love being right in the mix of Austin's most lively areas, then Barton Hills is for you. Barton Hills provides prime location to all of South Lamar's hottest restaurants and bars and numerous watering holes along the Greenbelt. If you're looking for a break from the heat, a swim in Barton Springs pool is just the ticket. The beautiful, natural-spring pool lies north of Barton Hills and is one of Austin's most iconic spots.
Another one of the iconic, coveted neighborhoods comprising the famous 78704 south Austin zip code is Travis Heights, nestled between S. Congress and I-35 just south of the river. Travis Heights homes combine an eclectic mix of styles and a quiet, secluded feel despite their close proximity to lively South Congress. If you're looking for a trendy neighborhood with quick-access to some of Austin's hottest shops, restaurants and bars, then Travis Heights has it all.
One of Austin's older neighborhoods, Bouldin Creek’s bright storefronts and eccentric art galleries garner it must-see status. Located directly across Lady Bird Lake, this funky neighborhood blends central city convenience with edgy entertainment.
You're not going to get closer to Zilker Park, S. Lamar hot spots, and downtown than Zilker. This perfect trifecta of proximity to nature, restaurants and nightlife makes Zilker one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the popular 78704 Austin zip code.
Just east of downtown across I-35 is one of the fastest-growing areas of Austin. New restaurants and bars have revamped East Austin and created a vibrant, hipster nightlife for residents. Modern homes mixed with old Victorian homes create an eclectic residential mix with unbeatable proximity to downtown.