North Central

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!

Walkability

7.5

Public Transportation

7.7
North Central Austin apartmnet kitchen
North Central Austin apartmnet kitchen
North Central Austin apartmnet kitchen

What It's Known For

Mix of historic and modern architecture with suburban vibes
Walkability to iconic ATX hotspots
Medical hub of the city

Pros

5-10 minutes to Downtown through side streets
While central, there are many parks and green spaces to get back in touch with nature
Home to several City of Austin Historic Landmarks

Cons

Traffic through Downtown to South Austin
Many older apartments that while relatively budget-friendly, lack amenities and will have higher utility bills
Newer apartments have Central Austin prices

NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN

North Central Austin is an expansive neighborhood that covers the areas just north of Downtown until Highway 183, with rough east and west borders along 1-35 and Mopac. Being such a large area, it’s divided into distinct pocket neighborhoods with a wide range of rental options—from mid-century built apartments to luxe new properties with tons of amenities.

TO DO IN NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN

Hyde Park, the first official suburb of Austin with roots dating all the way back to the late 1800s, is still a thriving part of town that maintains its historic feel. Home to an impressive 44 City of Austin Historic Landmarks, you’ll be able to visit some of the oldest still-standing places in the city. History enthusiasts will love touring the Elisabet Ney Museum, the sculptors’ former home that showcases her collection of life works. Next door, visit Shipe Park to enjoy city festivals, public art, and fun in the sun.

As you head out of historical Hyde Park, you’ll find yourself in a more modern and walkable residential hub, The Triangle. This area is concentrated with apartments, medical facilities, and large shopping hubs with all of your favorite grocers and restaurants. Satisfy any and all cravings at locally-established restaurants nearby—grab some casual fare at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, or sit down for top-rated sushi at Uchiko.

Furry friend owners, rejoice! North Central Austin is one of the most pet-friendly neighborhoods in Austin. Head over to the Allendale area’s Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park and enjoy the popular green spaces’ walking paths, tennis courts, public pool, grill stations, and picnic spots (dogs welcome, of course). Spots like Crown & Anchor Pub, Yard Bar, and Epoch Coffee all welcome man’s best friend on their patio spaces.

APARTMENTS IN NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN

When renting an apartment in North Central Austin, you’ll be able to find plenty of options at all price points. Live luxe at a brand new build with tons of amenities, or opt for a budget-friendly older complex. Keep an eye out for older builds with modern renovations, too!

If you want to live in a convenient location no more than 15 minutes from Central Austin by highway, you’ll want to start touring North Central Austin apartments. Let a local pro help you navigate the apartment market—pair up with an apartment locator to get started!

 

Zip codes: 78705, 78751, 78756, 78757

Hot Streets: N. Lamar, North Loop, 45th St., Koenig Lane, Burnet Road, Airport Blvd., Anderson Lane

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

Awesome central location that’s close to the Domain, Mueller, and downtown. Love that it still has the old Austin charm, while having plenty of bars, restaurants, and entertainment to choose from!

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