Downtown 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!



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What Its Known For

The city's art and entertainment district.
Retail and food therapy options.
Dirty 6th, West 6th, and Rainey Street.
The Austin bats.


Highrise, luxury living
Super walkable
You get to live in the heart of it all


One of the most expensive zipcodes in Texas
Traffic, traffic, and more traffic if you want to leave Downtown

If you want to live where the action is, check out our Downtown Austin apartments. We’ve got options for everyone, including students, recent graduates, musicians, artists, working professionals, and families. Our apartments feature amazing amenities you’re sure to love, and our apartment locator team has found special discounts and great deals just for our visitors.

The thumping heart of the Music Capitol of the World, downtown Austin is an eclectic mix of modern condo towers, hard rocking music venues, and mouth-watering food from around the world. With so many things to do it is easy to become overwhelmed, but while in Austin, you shouldn’t leave before you’ve seen these downtown draws. Need more reason why you should check out apartments downtown Austin?

Sixth Street – If you leave Austin without taking on Sixth Street, you haven’t really seen Austin. By day this thoroughfare is bustling with restaurants and businesses, but by night the bars and music venues open their doors and the notes of the Music Capitol come flowing out into the street. With dozens of bars you will never be far from a place to wet your whistle, and with live music sets every night in almost every venue your favorite music genre is sure to be represented.

See the Bats – As evening approaches, make your way down to the Congress Street bridge that arches over Lady Bird Lake. Here you will find the largest urban population of Mexican Free-tailed bats. Making their home in the nooks and cracks under the bridge, these bats come alive at dusk. If you wait under the bridge at sunset you will witness a 1.5 million bats stream into the evening sky.

Austin City Limits – A celebration of music from around the country, this music show has aired every week since 1976. Originally filmed in the Communications Building on the University of Texas campus, the iconic set recently upgraded to the newly built Moody Theater in downtown Austin’s W Hotel. Host to intimate concerts featuring some of the country’s biggest stars, there is no better way to enjoy live music.

The downtown area is the epicenter of entertainment in Austin, Texas. Though music is the main event, there are plenty of unique attractions to delight visitors and residents alike. Living downtown is everyone’s dream. You’re literally walking distance to the hottest restaurants, bars, and nightlife in Austin. There is an abundance of things to do, day or night. 6th Street has some of the coolest bars, like Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, and then you can stumble on home after a late night of drinking. Or party with your peeps on Rainey Street and then grab a snack at Little Lucy’s on your way home! During the day you can tour the Capitol, visit the haunted Driskill Hotel, or try one of many food trucks for some of Austin’s best cuisine. Lady Bird Lake is also a popular spot for kayaking and paddleboarding for those who love to be on the water.

To look for downtown Austin apartments, fill out the apartment search form and Smart City Locating will help find you exactly what you’re looking for. We also provide information on Downtown Austin lofts, high rises, and other rentals. Call us at 512-815-2317 for more information and to schedule a showing.

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Walkable to nightlife, tons of great food, lots of city events and activities!

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