Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$195,000 to $5,150,000
  • Closed Prices:$155,000 to $3,750,000
  • Median Sale Price:$460,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$603
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $500,$0 to $430,$0 to $3944/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1876 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:330 to 7,300Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres

Homes

The Downtown Austin community offers a wide variety of housing designs, making it easy for buyers to find their perfect home. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $150 to $4,011, and taxes for the year range from as low as $2,898 to as high as $89,635. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $150 to $4,011, and taxes for the year range from as low as $9,454 to as high as $22,382.

Where to Live

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.

Where to Eat

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.

What You'll See

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.

Friday Night Fun

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.

The Perfect Sunday

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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