Downtown is where some Austinites go to eat, drink and be merry. And then there are the other Austinites that call Downtown home. The demand for downtown living has changed the Austin Skyline over the last 5 to 6 years with high rise condo buildings. Living downtown is not just where you hang you hat, it’s about choosing a lifestyle. As a resident you can find almost everything you need within the confines of downtown. Restaurants, bars, shops, recreation, galleries, festivals and nightlife are always at your beckon call. Scroll Down to Read More About Downtown Austin
Downtown Austin Neighborhood Map
Downtown is bordered by West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the north, Hwy 35 to the east, Lady Bird Lake to the south and North Lamar Boulevard to the west.
Downtown Austin Zip Code
The Downtown area is in Austin’s 78701 zip code.
Downtown Austin Condos
Most residences in Central Austin’s Downtown neighborhood are condominiums. Many of the high rises that fill Austin’s skyline were built in the last 10 years. You’ll find everything from brand new units with all the top amenities to older buildings that need some work. Most of the units are a little on the smaller side with 1 bedroom, but you can from time to time find 2-3 bedroom units.
Average Downtown Austin Condo
The average condo in Central Austin’s Downtown neighborhood meets the following profile:
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1,190 Sq Ft
Downtown Austin Sold Data – What Downtown Austin Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Downtown Austin and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Downtown Austin? How many homes are currently for sale in Downtown Austin? What’s the median sold price in Downtown Austin? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Downtown Austin? How’s the Downtown Austin market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Downtown Austin Sold Data Report.
Downtown Austin Schools
Children who live in Central Austin’s Downtown neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Matthews Elementary School – 8/10
- O’Henry Middle School – 6/10
- Austin High School – 7/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of August 2018. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Things to Do in Downtown Austin
Living downtown you are in the entertainment hub of Austin. Historic 6th Street and the Warehouse District offers restaurants, bars and clubs. Lady Bird Lake offers kayaking, canoeing and rowing. You have hike and bike trails that lead to popular Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool. There are also multiple parks within the downtown boundaries such as Waterloo Park, Duncan Park and House Park. Plus, you can always attend one of the multiple festivals or events in and around the downtown area.
Coffee in Downtown
Patika Coffee is a great little coffee trailer located on Second and Congress on weekdays from 8-4. The fan favorite is the brewed to order iced coffee. Juan Pelota is owned by Lance Armstrong and located next to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. They claim to have the most transcendent coffee in Austin and of course, their coffees are named after cycling heroes of yesteryear and viscous alpine climbs. They also serve smoothies and breakfast tacos. Emerald City Press is located on North Lamar and a serves a great cup of coffee but also serves beer and wine as well. They also have a drive through window for those of us on the go.
Downtown Austin Walkability
Downtown Austin is hands down the most walkable Central Austin neighborhood. If walkability is important to you, and you enjoy condominium living, Downtown Austin may be your neighborhood.
Places to Eat in Downtown
With as many great restaurants that are in and around the downtown area, it would be impossible to name them all. Here are just a small selection of restaurants in the area.
Stubbs Barbecue is legendary in these parts. The original Lubbock location entertained the likes of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Steve Ray Vaughn, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to name a few. Although the Lubbock location has shut down, Austin keeps the history of Stubb’s alive and well. If you want to experience history, listen to live music and have some fantastic barbecue, this is the place. Ironworks Barbecue is another fantastic barbecue place on Red River Street. Some say is the best barbecue in Texas. Worth a try to find out. The Jackalope is located on popular 6th street. Known as Austin’s most notorious old school “ dive bar”, The Jackalope has been voted several times has Austin’s best bar food. Bess Bistro, owned by Sandra Bullock, is a charming little restaurant located in the basement of the Stratford Arms building. The menu features a great mix of French and Southern American cooking. They also offer a great wine list. Eddie V’s is a seafood restaurant that is inspired by great seafood restaurants in New Orleans, Boston and San Francisco. Although Eddie V’s pride itself for being one of the top seafood restaurants in Austin, they also serve great USDA prime center cut steaks that are broiled to perfection.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Downtown
Pure Austin is the indoor gym for outdoor people. Pure Austin offers intense and unique classes not offered by most gyms. Gold’s Gym is located on West 6th Street. Very clean gym with top of the line equipment. Once of the benefits of Gold’s Gym is that once you are a member, most of the group classes are free. Weekday classes start as early as 6 a.m. Mecca Gym and Spa overlooks Downtown Austin and designed to be a urban wellness retreat. They offer a free weight and cardio areas, private training, spa services, yoga and pilate’s.
Central Austin Realtor Specializing in Downtown Austin
Rebecca Stoklosa and Cassandra Stoklosa are Central Austin Realtors specializing in Downtown Austin homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Downtown Austin, Rebecca and Cassandra know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Downtown Austin Condo and Selling a Downtown Austin Condo.