Hip cultural hub with suburban and urban feel.
Hip cultural hub with suburban and urban feel
Welcome to the electric neighborhood of East Austin. This vivacious corner of the Lone Star state is the definition of cool, calm, and collected with an unmissable, upbeat streak of excitement. Home to a lively arts and music scene, awesome bars, and tasty food, you’ll never be bored in this eclectic yet down-to-earth area. The evolving community contains everything from cocktail cafes to southern eateries within its borders. East Austin has been expanding and growing for the last 20 years, which means there’s a place for everybody. You’ll find everything from modern condos and apartments to quirky townhouses and craftsman-style homes. There are even charming ranchettes and vintage cottages if you’re looking for something that’s one-of-a-kind.
Living in East Austin means a perfectly balanced speed and tempo. The area is bustling with exciting things to do and see but still maintains its cool Texan demeanor. If you like new businesses, boutiques, and restaurants around every corner and want lots of new food and bars to try, this is the community for you. The area is diverse, vibrant, and great for young professionals. This is not to say it’s not a great place for families; East Austin has a wonderful school system with plenty of parks and space for kiddos to roam, tool.
The saying “Keep Austin Weird” was developed to promote small businesses, and the good news is that in East Austin, you can do just that. There are endless (not to mention excellent) places to eat and experience for foodies who are always down for a new adventure. is a fun and chic spot for Mexican fare and libations that combines traditional and local Texas ingredients (that housemade masa...yum).
Hoover’s Cooking is the most delicious Southern kitchen for lunch or dinner, and is the cherry on top (quite literally—the family-owned ice cream shop is the sweetest spot). Up late? is the perfect late-night spot, serving French cuisine (the steak frites are to die for) under low-strung lights that make you truly feel like you’re sitting on a patio in Paris. And of course, no East Austin roundup is complete without the iconic Franklin Barbecue (Aaron Franklin himself was tapped to create a national Masterclass on how to smoke the most mouthwatering Texas-style barbecue!). Get there early—the line grows fast!
The shopping and entertainment are boundless as well. is a community that not only offers a beautiful collection of colorful houses to live in but also has a farmers market, favorite eateries and clothing stores, and Alamo Drafthouse (fun fact: Alamo Drafthouse started in Austin!). At , you’ll also find leasing opportunities in addition to restaurants and shopping destinations, like Whole Foods (which started in Austin, too). On ...there are so many shopping and entertainment options that we’ll leave it up to you to decide where to go first.
It’s no secret now that East Austin is an arts hub. is a former warehouse-turned-art studio collective that houses studios, galleries, several creative offices, and a café/coffee shop that visitors are encouraged to stop by. For an in-depth experience with art, take an . Like nature combined with your art? Stop by to witness the gorgeous open-air cacti and succulent nursery—they even offer arrangement services! is a super fun children’s museum, but it’s also an architectural masterpiece.
And there’s more! If you’re ready for a beautiful and productive stroll, wander through during their market days for a small-town experience. If you like to get active, Austin Bouldering Project allows you to play and climb in a new, unique way. The is located right in Austin, which is pretty cool, too. Finally,
discover and learn about the rich culture behind Austin at the , which pays homage to Austin's African-American heritage—an integral part of the city’s history.
East Austin’s public school district, Austin Independent School District, has several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including: