Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

About Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is world-famous for being the center of the "Live Music Capital of the World”. While largely a commercial area packed with bars, restaurants, and music venues, there are residential options for those who want to be close to this lively culture and business district. The area is densely packed with hotels and draws tourists year-round, particularly during events such as SXSW, Austin City Limits, F1 Races, and most major holidays. It is a lively area where there is never a lack of something to do. Living downtown is never boring.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $475,000 to $7,750,000

Average $ per sq ft: $836

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $1200, $0, $0 to $3666/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1900 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 702 to 5870 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Around Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin offers a variety of housing options, primarily condos in the high rises that adorn the famous Austin skyline. These condos are coveted, and while more are being built by the day, they come with a hefty price tag. That price may be worth it to be in the heart of the city's center of commerce and culture. A small number of duplexes and single-family homes can be found on the far West border.

Downtown's culinary scene is as diverse as Austin itself. Students and bar patrons frequent food trucks and stands with offerings ranging from eclectic fusion dishes to hot dogs to breakfast tacos. Elegant steak houses, sushi, Italian, and premium American fare is also available, complete with valet parking for a sophisticated dining experience. Delivery and to-go shops are also abundant for commuters on lunch hour and residents wanting a quick bite.

During the day, commuters and students bustle through the area. Mostly singles and young couples reside downtown, though there is a small population of young families. Many business people in their 30s and 40s also choose to live in the area, which is home to much of Austin's massive IT sector and media industry.

In downtown Austin, anyone from any walk of life can have the perfect Friday. Many of the local bars feature happy hour specials that attract Austinites of all ages. Younger people and anyone in a party mood can visit 6th Street to bar crawl, as it is closed to vehicle traffic on weekends and holidays. Elegant rooftop meals and drinks are available at several locations for romantic date nights. If you're in the mood to dance or go to a wild rock show, live music can be found on virtually every corner, in nearly every style, from country to hip hop and everything in between.

Downtown literally offers something for everyone. Hit one of the many museums in the area for a relaxing start to a Sunday afternoon, while the family-friendly Austin Children's Museum is a favorite for parents of small children. Similarly, all generations enjoy the Paramount Theater, which runs a classic movie series all summer long. On any given weekend, there are special events in Downtown such as art shows with street vendors, chili cook-offs, motorcycle rallies, and marathons. To get away from the crowds, enjoy a beverage at one of the Warehouse District or lakeside specialty coffee shops, where people watching and acoustic music are common.

Locals Love

  • Abundance of public transportation
  • Austin's bustling urban center
  • Density of attractions
  • Frequent events and concerts
  • Walking distance from Austin’s best entertainment

Locals Don't Love

  • High levels of noise from crowds
  • Increasing cost of living and housing
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Major congestion during events

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