Heart of the city with a vivacious and upbeat lifestyle.
Heart of the city with a vivacious and upbeat lifestyle
Downtown Austin is not only the heart and soul of some of the best live music in the world—it’s also a great place to call home. The vibrant, urban community brings a special energy and pride to Austin that makes the city what it is. It’s extremely walkable, providing unbeatable access to the hottest restaurants, musical venues, nightclubs, bars, and cafes. Striding down the streets, you’ll find unique shops and one-of-a-kind vintage boutiques. When it comes to choosing a place to live, you’ll find everything from sleek high-rise apartments and condos with cozy, modern interiors to some charming single-family homes. Kick up your boots and make yourself comfortable, because there’s something for everyone in this exciting part of the city.
Downtown Austin residents live for convenience and fun; they enjoy the opportunity to walk to and from work and easy ability to stroll through the city at night and on weekends. You’ll find every walk of life here, from young professionals to families to retirees. It’s a business district, but people like to let loose. There are some 9,000 residents living in Downtown Austin, but people say it still maintains that down-to-earth and small-town, friendly vibe that Texans crave.
If you’re looking to be surrounded by the best food, libations, and spots when you step out of your front door, look no further. Downtown Austin is known for its music, but it’s legendary because of its dining. Head to to enjoy amazing barbecue, and stay for the awesome atmosphere (it’s in a refurbished general store) and live music. is a bright and cheeky French brasserie with gorgeous, tasty foods like steak frites and roasted chicken (try their brunch!). is undeniably good and just a plain good time. It has a walk-up window where you can order Downtown Austin’s best wood-grilled chicken (get the achiote and citrus chicken) and modern Mexican eats (don’t forget the ice cream for dessert). Health food lovers: stop by Flower Child for yummy salads and bowls. is perfect for your seafood and steak fixings, and of course, we would be mistaken not to include .
While the Downtown Austin area is known for its energetic nature, don’t fret. There are still lots of more low-key opportunities to get outside and get active. is full of endless things to do outdoors. There’s a hike-and-bike trail as well as an extensive , which combines lush and urban landscapes flawlessly. Did you know that Austin has the largest urban bat population in North America? See the at the iconic , located right at Lady Bird Lake.
Of course, there are the classic things to do, too. Learn all about the capital’s history at the Texas State Capitol and visit the Whole Foods World Headquarters (the first location was right here in Austin!). See art at The Contemporary Austin and head to any of the iconic Downtown Austin streets to witness lively entertainment and music. The Austin Downtown Library is pretty cool as well.
Of course, there are the classic things to do, too. Learn all about the capital’s history at the and visit the (the first location was right here in Austin!). See art at and head to any of the iconic Downtown Austin streets to witness lively entertainment and music. is pretty cool as well.