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Eastside 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

Tons of cool restaurants and bars.
Trails and public parks great for walking, running, and biking.
Super trendy area of town.


Tons of cool Austin eats and trendy brunch spots
Close to Lake Austin
Easy access to the Airport


Traffic in and out of the city can be rough


Ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten “most hipster neighborhoods in America”, The Eastside has got it going on. Located just east of I-35 in Downtown Austin, this evolving neighborhood is home to some of the best eats, drinks, and local oddities in town. With easy access to Lady Bird Lake, Downtown, Rainey St., and the UT Campus, it’s no wonder Austin residents are heading eastward.


A huge part of the Eastside’s cool vibe comes from the thriving art scene—many artists and makers are drawn to the galleries, studios, and pop-up exhibitions dotting the area. Residents and tourists alike head to the annual Austin Studio Tour event to check out the innovative work being created in their neighborhood.

On top of the creative energy, Eastside is known as one of the best places in town for drinking and dining hotspots. Find cool coffee shops and favorite food trucks on pretty much every corner, or head over to the top-rated Franklin’s Barbeque for a tried-and-true staple—that is, if you’re down to wait up to 5 hours in line for the best BBQ you’ve ever had. If you’d rather sip than stand in line, head to Whisler’s for a Mezcal tasting, or Hotel Vegas for boozy slushies and live music on their giant patio.

Living in Eastside, you’ll also have convenient access to cool added bonuses like fresh farmer’s markets, running and biking paths, indie vintage boutiques, and unbeatable exercise class shops.


Apartments in Eastside have range—sign a lease at a brand-new apartment with all the upscale amenities you didn’t know you needed, or slide into a charming historic unit at an older property. There are a ton of options, and we’re here to help you find the perfect place for you. Get connected with an apartment locator to get started on your free Austin apartment search!

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Really cool hipster area, unique with tons of bars and restaurants you would never know existed unless you just walked around.

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