Our Guide to the Best Neighborhoods in Austin, Texas
If you find yourself moving to Austin, Texas, Landing can help you find your footing across the Austin metro area—starting with choosing the right Austin neighborhoods for you. Below are our guides to the best neighborhoods in Austin, including the best places to eat and drink, how to navigate public transportation, and where to get groceries.
Barton Hills is one of the best Austin neighborhoods to consider if you want to be close to downtown Austin with all the perks of a more suburban life. Surrounded by major highways and just a few miles away from downtown Austin, Barton Hill gives you access to Austin’s bustling nightlife—and a quiet neighborhood to come home to.
The heart of the city’s nightlife and live music scene, Downtown Austin is also abundant in outdoor recreation and excellent dining options. Close to the Convention Center and a stone’s throw from the Capitol, you’ll feel right at home among all this dynamic city has to offer.
East Austin, located just east of downtown and Interstate 35, is a great example of an up-and-coming neighborhood that’s popular among young professionals. This culturally diverse neighborhood features worldly cuisine, easy access to downtown Austin, beautiful parks, and a perfect blend of old and new communities.
Just north of the University of Texas in central Austin is Hyde Park, the city’s oldest suburb. This historic neighborhood offers all the benefits of being close to both the university and downtown Austin, including great restaurants, fascinating museums, quaint, shady streets, and beautiful historic homes.
Milwood, in North Austin, offers a well-established community that is perfect for young professionals. There’s no shortage of things to do in this area, with plenty of parks to be outside and get active.
This family-friendly and eco-conscious Austin neighborhood is a quiet area, but is a stone’s throw away from downtown Austin. Built in 2007 off of what used to be Austin’s Robert Mueller Airport, Mueller has everything you could need within walking distance.
South Congress (SoCo)
If you head to South Austin, don’t stop driving until you arrive in South Congress, an affordable neighborhood that’s still only a freeway away from downtown. This neighborhood lets you embrace a slower pace of life while still enjoying its unique Austin flair thanks to craft breweries, new restaurants, and great shopping.
This is one of Austin’s hippest neighborhoods, with trendy dining options and plenty of local shops and bars. You won’t get tired of exploring all South Lamar has to offer!
The North Loop
The North Loop neighborhood is located just north of the University of Texas and Hyde Park, and is the perfect home base for young professionals with its cool coffeehouses, vintage shops, and relaxed nightlife. Long considered an up-and-coming neighborhood, the North Loop is both quirky and historic—and, best of all, affordable when compared to other parts of Austin.
The best thing about living near The Domain in Austin is that it really packs a punch! Close-knit and convenient, there’s no shortage of amazing food, shopping, and entertainment just steps away.
Abundant greenery and a thriving nightlife meet in Zilker, a central Austin neighborhood. Close to Barton Springs, this neighborhood gives you prime access to Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park—which is prime real estate on hot Austin days!
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