Southeast 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

East Riverside, an area of town on the Lady Bird Lake
Serious growth in the past 5 years
Nature access at Lady Bird Lake, McKinney Falls State Park, and Onion Creek Metropolitan Park


Close to Downtown, but can still be affordable
The Buzzmill, Jackalope, Emo's, and other restaurants/bars
Near the airport


Some loud areas
Has a lot of older properties (those of which don't have W/D options, but do have laundry facilities)

Living in Southeast Austin

South of Lady Bird Lake and east of I-35 lies Southeast Austin! Apartments here range in wide varieties, from new and posh to more historic and retro. You’ll be close to Lady Bird Lake, McKinney Falls State Park and Onion Creek Metropolitan Park, which means basically all of your outdoor adventure sports can be conveniently accessed from Frisbee golf, to paddle boarding, to biking and running! Plus, many Southeast Austin properties are right off I-35, which means you can get to downtown restaurants and bars with ease.

East Riverside is an up-and-coming, popular spot for renters in Southeast Austin, especially because it is just outside of Downtown and relatively affordable. East Riverside is more laid-back and spread out than downtown, and is definitely the place you want to be if you’re into chill bars, hidden gem family-owned restaurants, and funky Austin vibes. The Jackalope is a popular ATX bar with a location in Southeast Austin that features local beers, cocktails, and pub grub. Buzzmill is also another popular spot with its inexpensive coffee, ciders, draft beer, and amazing brunch. Not to mention this place is open 24 hours a day! A lot of these places are perfect for dates or drinks because they have a really relaxed vibe.

Finding your dream apartment in Southeast Austin

Apartments in Southeast Austin are a wide spectrum and good for all sorts of budgets. If location is your renting motivation, there are older complexes with budget-friendly options that put you five minutes from downtown hotspots like Rainey and East 6th Streets. If you’re looking for a place with upgraded appliances, granite countertops, designer wood flooring, and spacious floor plans, you’re also going to love the options to choose from here! And, since it’s not smack dab in the heart of Austin, your rent will be a bit more affordable than central downtown locations, even though you’re only a few minutes away.

Zip codes: 78741, 78744

Hot Streets: Riverside, Oltorf, Montopolis, 71, Burleson Rd., E. William Cannon, E. Stassney Ln.

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Along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake, so you can take your dog on a walk around, or have a picnic. Get in touch with nature!

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