East Austin

Historic Eastside is bursting with immaculate homes sure to impress.

Welcome to East Austin

Boredom isn’t in the vocabulary for residents in this colorful urban neighborhood where old meets new.
East Austin is one of the city’s most rapidly growing areas, and it’s here that Austin’s rich, colorful history converges with emerging, new developments including hip restaurants and shops. Kitschy bars and striking street art displays abound in the more commercial areas, while Historic Eastside is bursting with immaculate homes sure to impress.
Bounded by Lady Bird Lake and the Colorado River to the south, with I-35 making up the western border, East Austin is ideally located near Austin’s best in nature, retail, and entertainment. As one of the hottest destinations in the city for nightlife, East Austin’s the go-to for many of those new to the town and looking to be in the heartbeat of the action.
Architectural styles span across the century in East Austin, and buyers can choose from many residential styles and price ranges. Million-dollar homes overflowing with desirable accouterments and new-build single-family homes are abundant in this neighborhood, which also contains a significant number of apartments and stylish rentals.

What to Love

  • Kaleidoscopic street murals and an appreciation for the arts
  • A gastronome’s paradise of fresh, creative eats
  • High walkability with all of your needs at your fingertips
  • The largest concentration of community gardens in the city

Local Lifestyle

East Austin is home to a large young professional demographic, thanks to its proximity to the downtown business district. Affordable but luxurious apartments and smaller homes make housing a breeze, particularly for those just starting out in the city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

East Austin’s young population lends itself naturally to the energetic vitality of its commercial and entertainment districts, which are brimming with trendy new restaurants, niche boutiques, and bountiful culinary delights. Gifts and home décor, high fashion designers, jewelry, and eclectic wares are just a few of the finds among the locally-owned stores in East Austin, which is just a few minutes from the 2nd Street District shops. 
Since Austin is known as one of the nation’s culinary epicenters, it should come as no surprise that neighborhoods such as East Austin are abounding in gastropubs, revered fine dining restaurants, and innovative eateries that can appease any palate. La Barbeque, for example, boasts lively energy in addition to a mouthwatering menu of comforting dishes like smoky pulled pork and briskets, all locally sourced. 
Hopdaddy Burger Bar invites you to reimagine the burger experience, and elevates the standard dish with tasteful, inspiring new recipes, then pairs it with a vast menu of craft beers. For perfectly executed ramen, there’s nowhere quite like Ramen Tatsu-Ya, a beloved restaurant hoping to educate diners on the exquisite variety of the “soul food of Japan.” Need a perfect, romantic little spot for date nights? Justine’s is a highly-praised eatery best known for its late-night French bites and cool, edgy atmosphere.

Things to Do

Known as the “Keepers of the Austin Flame,” The Pershing is a members-only club representing quintessential Austin with its mix of live entertainment spaces, fantastic dining, and diverse collection of creative members, all invested in the arts and culture of the city. 
East Austin’s proximity to Lady Bird Lake puts its residents right in the center of the reservoir’s many resources and green spaces, including those like Festival Beach Park. Visitors to the park can push off from the boat ramp along its shady shores, and the area is known for its excellent biking, hiking, and fishing. 
The Anne and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail is another frequently traversed area, and this scenic route passes through views of skyscrapers, cultural attractions, and the river. A portion of this trail runs along the city’s gorgeous boardwalk, which connects East Austin to Downtown over the waters of Lady Bird Lake.


East Austin is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Kealing Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public middle school
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, K-12, the number one private school in Austin
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Overview for East Austin, TX

6,072 people live in East Austin, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $48,592. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for East Austin, TX

East Austin has 2,503 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Austin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,072 people call East Austin home. The population density is 8,949.769 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around East Austin, TX

There's plenty to do around East Austin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Born to Cookie, Monarch Liquor, and VEGG Catering.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.15 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.87 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.09 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.05 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.32 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in East Austin, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby East Austin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Blackshear Elementary
PreK - 5th
Kealing Middle School
6th - 8th
Garza Independence High School
10th - 12th
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