DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

A thriving and vibrant city, rich in history and personality.

Welcome to Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is an upscale urban area known for its rich history and bustling lifestyle, making it the perfect spot to live and play. Area residents enjoy learning about Texas state history, viewing 19th-century architecture, partaking in live music shows, and enjoying traditional Texas barbecues. This walkable neighborhood is easy enough to navigate, with a sophisticated charm and surprises around every corner. Artwork dots the street corners, showcasing the vibrant personality the downtown area embodies. Live music drifts down the streets with an upbeat sound made for dancing. This urban oasis has something for everyone, and with various neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style, it’s easy to find the perfect home.

While the area offers some quaint neighborhoods with small homes and a quiet demeanor, these are the outliers in downtown Austin. Instead, this vibrant city overflows with high-end luxury condominiums and high-rises. Residents have embraced trading large yards for stunning views of the horizon, balconies where they can enjoy live music, and various amenities. Much like the rest of the city, downtown Austin melds its vibrant lifestyle with a down-to-earth appeal that’s hard to beat.
 

What to Love 

  • An upscale urban atmosphere with high-end amenities
  • University of Texas
  • High-end, bustling luxury living with exceptional city views
  • Vibrant nightlife and upscale amenities within walking distance

Local Lifestyle

Downtown Austin is a sophisticated mixture of upscale living and award-winning amenities. This walkable area features boutiques, fine dining restaurants, traditional Texas barbecue, and the sweet sounds of live music drifting through the air.

The high-rises lining the area make the perfect location for those wishing to live, work, and play in the same area. Young professionals, students, couples, and those looking for a vibrant and hip nightlife will find this a perfect fit.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Locals and visitors agree that downtown Austin features some of the city's best shopping and dining options. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Texas barbecue spot, a high-end cocktail lounge, or a hip place to enjoy live music, you’re sure to find a favorite here.

Franklin’s BBQ is a bustling spot that serves what Texas Monthly calls “the best barbecue in the known universe.” The long line heading out the door and down the block means you’ll want to arrive early to snag some of this exceptional food. If you desire an authentic slice of New York pie, Home Slice Pizza is a downtown staple that’s become iconic through the years.

There are plenty of other excellent options to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Local favorites include Jeffrey’s (an upscale steakhouse), Uchi (a sophisticated sushi spot), Casino El Camino (featuring American food and live music), and Odd Duck (an upscale American restaurant with a creative approach).

The downtown streets are filled with boutique shopping, featuring everything from upscale and hip clothing to gourmet food shops. Whether you’re visiting the 2nd Street District, headed over to Fifth Street for the day, or enjoying the unique options on South Congress, you’re guaranteed to get lost in the endless possibilities.
 

Things to Do  

Those who love a vibrant and hip lifestyle will enjoy everything downtown Austin offers. With an assortment of nightlife, festivals for every season, and various music options, you will never run out of fun things to do.

The South by Southwest Festival (abbreviated as SXSW) is an annual celebration of all things media. Experience the convergence of technology, film, education, music, and culture in this multi-day event. If that weren’t enough entertainment, the ACL Music Festival also graces the area yearly with even more entertainment. This event features hundreds of artists, local food vendors, and fun for people of all ages.

A trip to Rainey Street offers a unique look at the renovated bungalows that have become bars, restaurants, and iconic landmarks for live entertainment. This area also features plenty of stops to enjoy art of all varieties, plus walking trails that tell the tale of Austin neighborhoods from a local perspective. 

Other notable things to explore in the area include the Zilker Kite Festival (running for over 90 years), Trail of Lights (a magical winter wonderland), and The Continental Club (an iconic music venue).
 

Schools 

Downtown Austin features several excellent educational opportunities within the Austin Independent School District. Other notable schools include:

 
 

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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.

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

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.

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

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TX

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
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.
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

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.

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

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.

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
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor 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

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TX

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
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.
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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