Top 7 Neighborhoods In Central Austin
By Eric Carvajal
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No matter what type of Austin real estate you're looking for, house, apartment, condo, or trendy loft Austin has it all. Austin is continually ranked one of the top 25 places to live. You will find many lofts, condos, and apartments located in the very popular central area. Below is a list of the top seven neighborhoods in Central Austin.
The downtown area in Austin has developed over the past couple of years, at an unbelievable rate. The cost of real estate might be the highest in Austin, but residents live within walking distance of everything they need. Downtown’s housing options consist of mid & high-rise condos, with a small selection of single-family homes and town homes.
The downtown area is flooded with activity as there is always something to do. Residents tend to run the full range from College Students to professionals looking to enjoy the hassle-free lifestyle that downtown living offers.
- Travis Heights
Travis heights is a neighborhood in South Austin Located between IH-35 and South Congress Avenue. This is one of Austin’s most popular addresses, especially among professionals working downtown who appreciate the quiet neighborhood just minutes from the office.
The close proximity to downtown is one of the neighborhood’s main attractions. South Congress Avenue is within walking distance which adds even more to the popularity of Travis Heights and the value of real estate in this area. All of the houses in Travis Heights give residents exceptional views of Downtown and Town Lake.
- Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a historic neighborhood in Austin, located just north of the University of Texas. The neighborhoods Closeness to the University of Texas at Austin and downtown has made it a sought after zip code for students, professors and young professionals. This neighborhood is most known for its beautiful tree lined streets and its great diversity of residents. It is also home to small, local restaurants and eclectic Austin boutiques.
- South Congress
Communities around South Congress are generally exclusive, high rent apartments and town homes. These ultra trendy homes offer the ultimate in luxury and a convenient in-town location, close to shopping, entertainment, recreation, and education options. There are a number of great restaurants and vintage shops in this funky yet trendy district, many of which residents tend to flock to.
This neighborhood could easily be termed as Austin’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Tarrytown is the area bounded by 35th street in the North, Enfield in the South, MoPac in the East and Lake Austin on the West. Houses in this neighborhood tend to be very well groomed and extremely ornate. Properties in this area tend to be some of the most expensive in Austin, but the quality of living is exceptional. There are also many Tarrytown apartments, small condos and duplexes for rent
The Allandale community is located in the northwestern part of Austin’s Urban Core, situated in North Central Austin. The neighborhood is situated along Mopac expressway making it extremely accessible to downtown and many major employment sectors.
Allandale is one of Austin’s most desired areas for both young professionals and families. Unlike much of Central Austin, this area offers affordability and comparatively larger homes on bigger lots. There are many beautifully crafted vintage homes built in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
The Clarksville neighborhood in Austin is north of West Sixth Street and East of MoPac. This neighborhood is the closest to the downtown district separated by Lamar Boulevard. Homes in Clarksville are relatively high for Central Austin because of its close proximity to Mopac and downtown. Residences in this area tend to be trendy and eclectic in style, which is what makes Clarksville one of the most sought after addresses in the city.
Eric Carvajal, Broker/Owner of the Carvajalgroup.com. The Carvajal Group offers full service representation, from buying or selling Austin real estate to Austin property management. We can help with buying, selling or managing your property in beautiful Austin, Texas.
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Article Submitted On: September 20, 2007