Welcome to Downtown
The bustling heart and soul of Austin
As the heart of one of the largest cities in Texas, the Downtown Austin district is an urbanite’s dream spot. From outdoor enthusiasts to modern technology fiends, everyone is bound to find their cup of tea in this bustling city center. The wide array of opportunities that Downtown has to offer brings curates a rich cultural environment that encourages and celebrates its growing diversity.
Like any large city, Downtown packs a lot of possibilities within a few short blocks, so almost everything is within easy walking distance. The housing options come in an impressive variety, ranging from your standard city apartment complexes to large and luxurious high-rise suites. Downtown’s increasing popularity continues to bring in more of the best jobs, restaurants, and amenities, which makes this city a huge magnet for people across the board. You will find an even spread of young professionals, singles, families, and retirees who are drawn to the energy that radiates through Austin’s center.
What to Love
- Vivacious city life
- Endless entertainment options
- Access to amenities
- Rich culture and appreciation for arts
- Great active lifestyle
Downtown’s ability to provide any kind of lifestyle is exactly what makes it such a great place to live and why people continue to flock to the area. The buzzing streets of downtown are lined with everything from upscale bars to large public libraries. Residents have easy access to art museums, outdoor concert venues, and eclectic shopping centers. Whether you prefer plushier experiences in the comfort of an air-conditioned space or enjoy the fresh air of outdoor settings, you will be able to curate whatever fits your fancy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
As the city center of the state’s capital, Downtown is home to some of the best restaurants. It would be hard-pressed to find a spot that's not worth mentioning, but there are a couple you can’t afford to miss. ATX Cocina
brings a modern take on Mexican classics and produces an impressive menu that is 100% gluten-free. Locally-owned and operated J. Carver’s
is a must-try for a premium, elevated dining experience with a wine list to match. Then, of course, there’s P. Terry's
, an Austin-native that takes the classic American Diner to a new level.
The only thing more notorious than Downtown’s excellent food spread is its entertainment scene. Known as the live music capital of the world, it’s only fitting that Downtown Austin is always hosting a performance. Red River Cultural District
is lined with venues where you can listen to anything from jazz and blues at Antone’s
to hip-hop from the latest up-and-coming locals at Empire Control Room & Garage
. Between Rainey Street
and 6th Street
, there is a bar or hangout that offers the right scene and speed for anyone. Downtown couldn’t be complete without hosting some of the biggest brands and businesses on the market. From international names like ByGeorge
to local gems like Eliza Page
, the streets of Downtown bring you a staggering range of shopping opportunities.
Things to Do
While there is certainly always something to do Downtown, a huge perk of living in the heart of one of the liveliest cities is having some of the most popular events hosted in your backyard. In the fall, stop by the Pecan Street Festival
for a two-day event filled with handcrafted art, delectable food, and catchy tunes.
Sign up for the Texas Book Festival
, a special weekend dedicated to connecting authors and readers. They gather at the state’s capital to celebrate literature and the power of storytelling.
For some indoor recreation to get your sweat on, check out RIDE Indoor Cycling
. RIDE offers motivating group classes that will whip you into shape (and they’re fun, too)!
You genuinely don’t have to go far to experience some of the best things the country has to offer when you live in Downtown Austin.