The Top 7 Best Neighborhoods in Austin

The Top 7 Best Neighborhoods in Austin

It’s no secret that Austin, Texas is considered one of the coolest places to live in the United States. With a staggering 152 people moving to the Texas capital daily (including young professionals, families and retirees alike), the growth of this dynamic, vibrant city can be hard to keep up with and deciding which neighborhood to live in can be challenging.

Whether you’re looking for easy access to Lady Bird Lake, a lower cost of living or great public schools, check for Austin homes for sale in these 5 hottest and up-and-coming neighborhoods.


Allandale offers a unique opportunity for young couples who live in Austin with new families: a quiet, suburban feel in the heart of central Austin, which means it’s just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Locals and transplants alike agree that the 78756 and 78757 zip codes make up one of the best neighborhoods in the Austin areas with its close-knit community, unique boutique stores and diverse restaurants.

The median home price in Allandale is $521,500, and the homes range from two-bedroom bungalows to spacious modern homes.

East Austin

The bohemian, artistic area of the city has recently gone through a significant amount of development in the past several years, making it a prime location for not only the longtime residents of the area, but a growing number of Austonians as well. If you’re seeking easy access to downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake, live music and some of the best restaurants in town, you might consider calling the 78722 zip code your home.

East Austin features homes built from the 1930s to the 1970s as well as many new construction properties. The median home price in the area is $432,900.

Old West Austin

You can find this quaint neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to its stunning architecture dating back to the late 1800s. The neighborhood is a picturesque glimpse back in time with lots of green space and easy access to the lake. It’s also close to downtown, making the 78703 zip code one of the most sought-after in the city.

The median list price is currently around $975,000 in the area.


If walking distance to pretty much everything is what you’re looking for, look no further than 78723. Mueller is located on the site of the old Robert Mueller Airport and is an impeccably-designed development in close proximity to parks, schools and shops.

It’s also just three miles away from downtown, so you won’t miss out on any of the Austin happenings. The average home price is around $522,000 and there are a broad range of homes to satisfy anyone’s needs.

West Lake Hills

Families looking for a more suburban atmosphere and an impeccable school district (seriously, it’s one of the most highly acclaimed in the country) may consider looking for a home in West Lake Hills. The affluent neighborhood boasts million-dollar homes (some of which have unbeatable lake views) and a small-town feel at the edge of central Austin.

The 78746 area is only six miles away from downtown Austin, so residents can enjoy their oasis outside of the city while still being able to hit the town if they choose.

South Austin

The bohemian vibe that inspired the city’s iconic phrase “Keep Austin Weird”  is alive and well in this corner of town. Young residents of the city flock to South Congress Ave. for its quirky shops, abundance of live music and historic staples of Austin such as the Continental Club.

In the 78704 area, homes range from uniquely modern homes to small ranch properties, and the average home price is $436,200.

North Loop

North Loop is perhaps the most up-and-coming area of Austin. The 78756 neighborhood, which is situated between Mopac and I-35, is made up of longtime residents and newcomers alike who enjoy funky bars and unique shops. The average home price in the area is around $525,000.

Younger residents have migrated to the neighborhood due to its proximity to the University of Texas, and the community has created a sort of Austin-esque haven that provides a break from the busy downtown scene, but the location means you’re never too far away.

Be sure to check out some of the great homes in these neighborhoods, or in surrounding Austin suburbs such as Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown and Buda. Then, contact a agent to get started on your home-buying journey!

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