Downtown Austin

Uniquely situated cultural mecca in the heart of central Texas.

Welcome to Downtown Austin

Experience the Live Music Capital of the World in one of Austin’s best neighborhoods.
Austin is a uniquely situated cultural mecca in the heart of central Texas and along the banks of the Colorado River. It's home to a hip populace that may work in the Silicon Hills technology sectors of giants like Apple, eBay, Oracle, Bumble, Zoom, and Zendesk. Downtown Austin is truly home to established creative and technology pioneers and those kicking off their tech startups. 

Austinites who live in the middle of downtown reside near the famed Congress Street, art museums like The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, in proximity to the historic district, and within a comfortable distance to the state Capitol Building. Congress Avenue is considered the town's main thoroughfare since the city's inception in the early 19th Century. Downtown Austin serves many purposes at once and is a cultural, business, medical, and governmental focal point in the city. 

Downtown Austin Real Estate Market

Many residents who live in the area reside in the new, modern skyscrapers and condos. The Independent (locally known as the Jenga building), the Austonian, the 360 Condos, and the 70 Rainey Condominiums are the most famous buildings. Downtown Austin real estate is in high demand. Contact the Downtown Austin real estate agents & realtors at the Dicker Morin Group of realtors & agents & finds houses, homes & luxury condos for sale in Downtown Austin.

What to Love 

  • The Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater downtown, which hosts over 100 concerts and nearly 3,000 seats
  • The Blanton Museum of Art, which is home to one of the largest collections of university-held art
  • Zilker Park, located at the juncture of two major rivers and with a view of the skyscrapers downtown
  • Lady Bird Lake, a reservoir with a hike-and-bike trail and places for boat rental and watersports
  • South by Southwest annual festival for art, film, media, and music that hosts about 150,000 visitors
  • The city's weather patterns average 300 clear, sunny days 

Local Lifestyle

Active, innovative, and easy-going types are inspired by the city center, expansive skyscrapers, eclectic whimsy, and panoramic views. Those seeking a romantic evening can take a guided boat tour at sunset and see the city lights reflect upon the water. Austin is billed as The Live Music Center of the World, and quiet venues exist alongside the major arenas with VIP access.
Those who love the nightlife enjoy the Red River Cultural District and entertainment section. Meanwhile, Pease Park, the aforementioned Zilker Park, Sculpture Falls, and Emma Long Metropolitan Park offer plenty of green recreational spaces for those who live downtown a chance to catch a breeze. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Austin's food scene is renowned for its fantastic BBQ and delicious Tex-Mex dishes. Franklin BBQ on 11th draws long lines of people clamoring for the brisket, pulled pork, and pork ribs. Chuy's is famous for its Tex-Mex meals and colorful diner setting. With YETI's corporate headquarters and retail shops downtown, it's easy to pick up a high-end, vacuum-insulated bottle while exploring downtown Austin's eateries. 
Mozart's Coffee Roasters will roast beans over an open flame and provide coffee connoisseurs with an unforgettable cup of Joe. For those who live downtown, Whole Foods has a large flagship store on Lamar and plenty of organic, Vegan-friendly food options. 

Things to Do

There's plenty to see and do in Austin, whether it's attending a major music festival like SXSW or the smaller Pecan Street Festival. For a relaxed place to unwind after work, visit the Rainey Street Historical District and enjoy cocktails in stately, refurbished bungalows or new developments. Lastly, the Bremond Block Historic District in downtown offers Austin residents a glimpse into the Victorian-style architecture of the past. Austin has ample attractions, whether it's museums, festivals, historical areas, or live music shows. 


Downtown Austin is serviced by the Austin Independent School District and is famously known as the site of the high-performing University of Texas at Austin. 

  • The University of Texas at Austin, 18+, Tier 1 School, Ranked #38 Nationally
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy,  9-12, Ranked #1 in Austin and #34 in American High Schools by The U.S. News
  • Chaparral Star Academy, K-12, Ranked #30 by The U.S. News out of all American Charter Schools 
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, 6-12, Top All-Girls Preparatory School
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Overview for Downtown Austin, TX

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


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Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Austin, TX

Downtown Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin home. The population density is 12,687.118 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Downtown Austin, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown Austin. 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.
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University Of Texas At Austin High School
9th - 12th
Cathedral School Of St Mary
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Around Downtown Austin, TX

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Monarch Liquor, Sukjai Thai Food, and VEGG Catering.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.85 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.99 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.2 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.8 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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