East Austin

East Austin

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

About East Austin

While tourists often flock to Downtown for West 6th Street, East Austin is just as—if not more—desirable for its lively culture, music, and diverse population. Infinitely more affordable than the Western portion of Downtown, it is a popular neighborhood for Austin's natives and newcomers alike. This is an area where movers and shakers of all ages can thrive.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $420,000 to $4,000,000

Average $ per sq ft: $630

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $56, $0 to $1282/mo, $0 to $1500, $560 to $629/quarter

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

Age: 1910 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 408 to 4224 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 5 Bathrooms

Around East Austin

Affordable housing is relatively abundant, with small homes and complexes all over the area. Fancier condos are increasing by the day and construction is ongoing, mostly near I-35. As a general rule, it is costlier to live near the Interstate or along 6th, and more affordable housing is found farther east and north of 12th St.

East Austin boasts an eclectic and diverse range of dining options. It may be Austin's most ethnically diverse culinary scene, where residents can find Lebanese, Vietnamese, Central Mexican, Tex-Mex, and hamburgers all in a two-block radius of 7th Street. This area offers anything from nice sit-down restaurants to mobile food trucks, or even a variety of different bars that serve various foods.

East Austin is largely populated with singles, young couples, and groups of friends that share homes. These young people include students, artists, and musicians of every genre, many of whom you'll encounter playing in any of the many music venues or sometimes on the streets on the weekends. Young families also live in the area's houses, typically on the side streets on either side of Chicon Street and north of 7th Street.

Options for a Friday night in East Austin are limitless, and any person on any budget can have a great time. It is home to an excellent strip of bars and music venues that line East 6th, 7th, and 12th Streets, and an eclectic mix of restaurants are also available in that same area. Food courts with trucks and taco stands are abundant on East Cesar Chavez and along Chicon Street, where one can get anything from chicken and waffles to carne guisada without hurting your wallet. Many of the bars also offer great food and drink specials for anyone on a budget.

Sundays in East Austin, like Fridays, can be just about anything you want them to be. If you're a foodie, check out the brunch specials in the area. Shopping choices are enormous, with thrift and vintage stores at prices that can't be beat as well as locally owned boutiques. Music and art shows are a weekly fixture, but this area also hosts special events like the East Side Art Crawl, Punk Rock Market, free and barter events, and film specials at locally owned theaters. Simply people watching while sipping a coffee, bubble tea, or organic beverage from one of the area's many shops or stands is an activity anyone can enjoy.

Locals Love

  • Arts-centric culture
  • Constant activity and events
  • Easy access to I-35
  • Many public transportation options
  • Minimal traffic, even during rush hour

Locals Don't Love

  • Constant construction along I-35
  • Heavy congestion along major streets
  • Noisy late at night
  • Rising property taxes
  • Cost of living is rising

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