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Northeast 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 It's Known For

Tech Ridge, a large industrial/corporate area in this neighborhood.
Being a suburban sweet spot.


Reasonable distance to both UT Campus and Round Rock
Up-and-coming, so the area is growing!
Many affordable apartment complexes


Industrial-looking area
Traffic getting into Downtown via I-35
Distance from Central Austin


We call Northeast Austin everything east of I-35 after the intersection of Highway 183, all the way up to the border of Pflugerville. Being such a huge area, this area encompasses sub-neighborhoods like Windsor Hills, Heritage Hills, Wells Branch, Tech Ridge, Copperfield, and Dessau. For renters seeking affordable rent while still having easy access to Central Austin, Northeast Austin should be at the top of the touring list.


Northeast Austin’s proximity to major highways such as IH-35, Highway 183, and 130 makes it convenient for residents to travel just about anywhere in the city. This area is also ideal for easy commutes to major tech employers, such as Dell, IBM, and Samsung.

If you’re looking to enjoy the Hill Country outdoors, you’ve got plenty of well-maintained parks in Northeast Austin. Walk along creekside trails on the Walnut Creek Greenbelt—while it’s usually too low for swimming, it’s the perfect place to dip your toes in. We also recommend bringing your furry friend to play off-leash at the Walnut Creek Metro Park or getting your skate on at the Northeast Metropolitan Skate and Bike Park.


If you don’t mind a decent commute to Downtown, it’s definitely worth leaving Central Austin prices behind for Northeast Austin rates! There are plenty of new properties being built to accommodate its growing popularity with renters.

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Zip codes: 78753, 78754, 78660

Hot Streets: Wells Branch Pkwy., Dessau Rd., E. Parmer Ln., E. Braker Ln., Tech Ridge Blvd., FM 1825

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