East Riverside

East Riverside

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About East Riverside

East Riverside is locally renowned for its affordable housing near Downtown, abundance of students and young people beginning their careers, and a variety of food, shopping, and housing options. It's a largely residential area but is becoming increasingly commercial. A relatively new and massive shopping district spans Lakeshore Boulevard, with condos that the area’s younger population call home.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $399,000 to $1,007,900

Average $ per sq ft: $372

Association Fee Ranges: $275 to $300, $0 to $600, $0, $104 to $417/mo

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

Age: 1967 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1060 to 4411 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around East Riverside

Around East Riverside

Affordable housing is relatively abundant in East Riverside, with housing complexes being predominant. Townhomes and high-rise condos exist and are increasing by the month, mostly near I-35 on Riverside, as well as Woodland, and Oltorf Street. As a general rule, it is costlier to live near the Interstate or the Northern Border along Lady Bird Lake. Some single-family homes are also available on the side streets such as Parker Street and South of Oltorf Street.

East Riverside has options for every person on every budget. Most of the food is rather affordable, and two can dine out on divine Asian and Mexican cuisine for just a few bucks. Even more affordable options run the stretch of Riverside drive, including taco stands and nearly every fast food joint you can think of. A couple of upscale options exist in the Lakeshore District.

East Riverside is largely populated with young professionals and students alike. University of Texas and Austin Community College students dominate the areas along Riverside and Oltorf East of Pleasant Valley, and can often be seen commuting to class on foot, or by bus, car, or hailing a rideshare. Increasingly, young professionals are moving to the area and occupying the condos--you may spot them in the area's coffee shops or waiting in line at a specialty drink stand as they race off to work. Musicians and artists also live in the area for its affordability, and you'll sometimes see them playing on the streets as well as in the clubs.

Friday nights in East Riverside offer something for everybody. You can grab a drink, go dancing, or see a rock show on Riverside Drive, where you're walking distance from dozens of food options. Or hit Oltorf Street to play pool, check out the locally owned specialty shops, and enjoy some of Austin's best and cheapest Vietnamese or Lebanese food between Willow Creek and Pleasant Valley. An upside for the night owls is that many of these restaurants and coffee shops are open (and packed) until 3 a.m.

Sundays on East Riverside also offer a variety of options. In the summertime, many apartment complexes allow guests in their pools, some of which are family-friendly, some of which are fancy salt-water escapes from the daily grind. Shopping is also a popular option in this neighborhood, with thrift shops, vape stores, electronics boutiques, and much more. Lakeshore and Oltorf are the main shopping hotspots, but plenty of little stores are hidden away. Many locals grab coffee, walk their dogs, or simply explore the area's many hidden gems.

Locals Love

  • Variety of dining options
  • Many public transportation options
  • Lively culture
  • Affordability of housing

Locals Don't Love

  • Rising taxes
  • Little green space
  • Heavy congestion along major streets daily

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