Central Austin

Neighborhood Scores

Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!



Public Transportation


What Its Known For

Close to UT, Tarrytown, and Clarksville.
Dive bars, vintage shops, and other fun local Austin stops.
In the center of everything ATX.


Close to everything
Tons of public transportation options
Very walkable


Can get pricey
Lots of older properties that don't have washer/dryers
Street parking


Known as “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin, Texas has shows going day and night, weekdays and weekends, all over downtown. Living in Central Austin puts you directly into the heart of the city and all of its charm—and that means being steps from all of the best venues, food, and outdoor spots.


If you came for the food, Central Austin will not disappoint. From your favorite Austin chains to low-key local food trucks, you’ll never be more than a few minutes’ walk from the city’s best eats. If outdoor activity is the choice of the day, Lady Bird Lake in the center of town is the perfect diversion. Hike or bike around the 10-mile trail surrounding the lake, or rent a paddleboard for some on-the-water fun. Zilker Park is the city’s best spot for laying out, hosting picnics, practicing disc golf, and watching dogs play fetch. Across the street, Barton Springs Pool is a must-visit natural spring for swimming if you can tolerate the chilly temperatures!

If you’ve never been bat-watching, you won’t want to miss out on one of the coolest sights in the city. In the summertime, head to the Anna W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge for a glimpse of the largest urban bat colony in North America swarming out to feed at dusk. Over one million bats call this area home and consume 30,000 pounds of insects for Austin (thank you, bats)! Long live the “weird” that is Austin, Texas.


Being such a convenient and central location to live in, you can expect rent to be pricy in Central Austin. Most apartments in this area are a little older and have a funky, vintage feel. If you’re on the hunt for your next Austin apartment, let a local pro help you navigate your options! Get started with your free search right here.


Don’t just take our word for it. See what our friends say!

This neighborhood is absorbing growth yet maintaining its connected, historic feel. Eclectic mix of everything and walking distance to downtown.

Find your dream apartment

Call or Text Us