Downtown

30.2729° N, 97.7444° W

WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Trendy and tech-savvy, for those seeking an urban lifestyle in the most walkable area of town.

Downtown Austin is easily one of the most walkable areas of town, where interactions with locals exude a welcoming charm that seamlessly blends small-town warmth with big-city vibes. Reflective of its dynamic and industrious character, the city boasts an array of beloved cafes, collaborative workspaces, and towering office complexes. The allure of living downtown is predominantly rooted in its abundant convenience, entertainment, and sophisticated cosmopolitan ambiance.

WHAT TO LOVE

  • Walkability 
  • Balance work and play
  • Bustling nightlife
  • Lock and Leave lifestyle
  • Heart of Austin

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE

The Downtown lifestyle attracts everyone from the bustling entrepreneur to the empty-nesters and young professionals. It’s here where every street corner offers a unique tapestry of different eateries, music venues and retailers. Many residents love the convenience of the beautiful walking and biking trails of Lady Bird Lake. Mornings buzz with anticipation for the day ahead, while afternoons settle into a quieter rhythm. The city truly comes alive after sunset, when crowds flock to local events, indulge in drinks and soak in the vibrant urban atmosphere. 

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

Downtown Austin has all of your basics. For shopping you can head to the boutique filled 2nd Street District or venture over to North Lamar and West 6th street for a range of stores from West Elm to Anthropology. Make sure you also check out Austin’s beloved BookPeople! For gyms and fitness studios you have Lifetime Fitness, Barrys Bootcamp, Studio Three, Orange Theory and F45 to name a few. For grocery shopping you have Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Royal Blue Grocery. When seeking a place to dine, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice with a plethora of options right at your fingertips. For breakfast head to Veracruz for Austin’s favorite breakfast taco spot where there is a walk-up window. If looking for a healthy start with a superfood powered meal or smoothie, head to The Well. For coffee I recommend Jo’s Coffee or Caffe Medici. In the mood for Mexican for dinner? Try La Piscina for some of the best fajitas in town or ATX Cocina for a modern mexican dish in a trendy atmosphere. In the mood for a steakhouse? Make reservations at Red Ash or J. Carver. For an intimate speakeasy experience, go to Here Nor There, Small Victory or Roosevelt Room. For out of town visitors, invite them to stay at the Austin Proper Hotel, ranked as the #1 hotel in the city.

THINGS TO DO

For events, plays, festivals, and live music, the Emma Long Center stands as the city's premier venue of choice. When the weather is nice, head to Auditorium shores or Zilker Park for a picnic in the park. For comedy catch a show at famous Comedy Mothership. For music see who is playing at ACL Live or Stubbs Amphitheater

POPULAR CONDOMINIUMS

  • The W Residences 
  • Austin Proper Residences 
  • The Independent
  • The Austonian 
  • 44 East
  • 360 Nueces 
  • The Shore Condominiums

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

  • The Modern
  • Vesper
  • The Linden
  • Luminary 

SCHOOLS

In downtown Austin, educational zoning falls under the Austin Independent School District.

Private Schools:

For the most current school ratings visit GreatSchools.org and Niche.com

If interested in learning more about Downtown Austin real estate opportunities, reach out to local Realtor, Kelsey Easton!


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Overview for Downtown, TX

12,523 people live in Downtown, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $126,821. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,523

Total Population

40 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$126,821

Average individual Income

Around Downtown, TX

There's plenty to do around Downtown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

99
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
91
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
69
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mission Burger, Taqueria Fenix, and Camino Alamo BBQ.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.39 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.86 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.32 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.82 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown, TX

Downtown has 8,101 households, with an average household size of 1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,523 people call Downtown home. The population density is 12,687.118 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,523

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

59.94 / 40.06%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,101

Total Households

1

Average Household Size

$126,821

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Downtown, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
University Of Texas At Austin High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Cathedral School Of St Mary
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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