If you know the general area you’d like to live, but aren’t familiar with the neighborhoods around it, you’ve come to the right place. Finding a place to live, especially when relocating to a new city, can be very overwhelming. When we moved to Austin, our Realtor told us first time home buyers lived in one neighborhood and move up buyers lived in another neighborhood. Though we didn’t know the city too well, we knew there had to be more to it than that. Fast forward 10 years and we’re here to tell you there are endless choices in Austin and depending on your commute, budget, home size needs and just overall preference, there is definitely a place for you and your family. In this post, we’ll give you a visual representation of what Austin neighborhoods are where.
Austin Map with Neighborhoods
Austin is by no means a small city and it is growing everyday. We’ve split up our Austin map with neighborhoods into areas of town, so you can explore the area you’re most interested in. Each of the maps are interactive and include links to Austin neighborhood guides.
Central Austin Map with Neighborhoods
Central Austin is the closest you’ll get in Austin to an urban area. Downtown Austin is the most urban, with high rise condos, restaurants, shopping and coffee. Surrounding neighborhoods like Clarksville and Hyde Park are mostly single family homes within walking distance to their own dining, coffee and shopping. West of MoPac is where you’ll find the more traditional neighborhood feel with less walkability, larger homes and lots and some rolling hills. If you’re looking for convenient location, mature landscaping and a more established area, Central Austin is a great place to start your search.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Central Austin Neighborhood Guide.
South Austin Map with Neighborhoods
South Austin is beginning to be a continuation of Central Austin. With the recent, rapid development of South Lamar, South 1st and South Congress, South Austin residents enjoy the same walkability and proximity to restaurants, coffee and shopping as Central Austin residents. South Austin is more your speed if you’re looking for something a little eclectic and uniquely Austin.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our South Austin Neighborhood Guide.
East Austin Map with Neighborhoods
East Austin has changed dramatically over the last five years. New development and redevelopment has expanded further east than the few block radius around IH-35, making it an option for residents looking for proximity to Downtown, but not the cost of Downtown. You’ll find everything from historic homes, new construction and existing single family homes. If you’re looking for something more live/work/play style, try Mueller. For new construction in an existing neighborhood, try Chernosky.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our East Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Southwest Austin Map with Neighborhoods
Southwest Austin is home to the closest master planned communities to Downtown Austin with the highest rated schools, making it an ideal choice for someone who wants a neighborhood feel and has kids. Circle C and Shady Hollow are the top two choices by home buyers in Southwest Austin, but smaller neighborhoods like Legend Oaks and Belterra are a big draw too. Southwest Austin is the ideal choice for you if you’re looking to minimize your commute Downtown or to the airport.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Southwest Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Northwest Austin Map with Neighborhoods
Northwest Austin was one of the first sections of Austin to be developed. As employers filled in North, the need for housing increased and neighborhoods like Steiner Ranch, Anderson Mill and Canyon Creek emerged. Schools are, for the most part, highly rated and the topography is hilly in some areas, creating some variation. Northwest Austin is the ideal choice for you if you work north, need good schools and are looking for a larger home that what you can find more centrally located.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Northwest Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Southeast Austin Map with Neighborhoods
The newest area of town to explode, Southeast Austin is one of Austin’s areas to watch. Currently, there isn’t a ton of infrastructure, but prices are cheaper than most other areas and residents enjoy easy access to Downtown Austin, South Austin and East Austin amenities. Easton Park is probably the most well known master planned community in the area and is planning to add commercial attractions. Addison is a little easier to get to and is only minutes from Riverside Drive. If you’re looking to keep costs down and can wait for the area to develop, Southeast Austin is a great place to start your search.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Southeast Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Not Sure Which Austin Neighborhood is Right for You?
We know the Austin area well. With some info about the type of neighborhood and home you’re looking for, we can tell you where you’ll be able to find it in Austin. Send us an email at info@11OaksRealty.com or fill out our Austin Neighborhood Finder and one of our specialists will get back to you.
Looking to Buy a Home in Austin?
With a combined 60+ years experience representing buyers, our team of buyer’s agents can help you find a home in the right neighborhood for you and your family. For more info about who we are and how we’re different from every other Realtor, check out our Austin Home Buyers section. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323, email us at info@11OaksRealty.com or fill out our Buyer Survey to schedule a no obligation consultation.
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