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South 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!



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What It's Known For

Being the most desirable neighborhood in Austin! Everyone knows the '04 is where it's at.
Its proximity to Barton Springs, Zilker Park, and Peter Pan Mini Golf.
Endless amounts of food, indoor & outdoor entertainment, and booze!


This area is quintessential "Austin"
Home to some of the best eats and drinks in the city
Close to South Lamar, South First, and South Congress


Expensive due to high demand
Traffic can be gridlocked and congested, since many events happen down here


If you’re ready to fully embrace the “Weird” the city is famous for, look no further than South Central Austin. Located within minutes of Downtown, the hottest entertainment districts, and favorite outdoor spaces, it’s no surprise that this funky area is one of the most in-demand neighborhoods in the city for renters.


Everything quintessentially “Austin” is within arm’s reach from this neighborhood. Take a drive downSouth Congress for antique shopping, music venues, and tons of staple eats—order pizza by the slice at Home Slice Pizza or head to the Austin-based Hopdoddy for burgers. Don’t forget to grab a cup at Jo’s Coffee and snap a picture by the famous “I love you so much” mural.

If the great outdoors are calling your name, you’ve got plenty of options here! Residents and tourists alike love renting a kayak or paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake, taking a dip in the chilly Barton Springs Pool, and enjoying the sunshine and festivals at Zilker Park. You’re also a two-minute hop, skip, and a jump from downtown, where all the wild debauchery of 6th Street, fantastic dining, and tons of retail await you.


Being a central and sought-after part of town, you can expect rental rates to be higher than average here. Whether you’re looking for a luxury high rise with modern finishes or an older unit with historic charm, it’s a good idea to have an apartment locator help you land the absolute best price.

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This area has a true "Keep Austin weird" vibe. Austinites love South Central!
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