9 Austin Neighborhoods That Can’t Be Beat


We’re looking at 9 of Austin’s neighborhoods that are seeing some intense real estate action and how they differ from each other while also retaining some of the qualities that make Austin living so popular!



  1. Castlewood Forest: 78748 – MLS: SWE

Located near Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center, this south Austin neighborhood is a gorgeous area with many trees and houses with plenty of yard space. Conveniently located between I-35 and Mopac, there are many close attractions including South Park Meadows and Moontower Saloon. Not to mention the many yummy dining experiences that await your tastebuds.


  1. Circle C Ranch: 78739, 78749 – MLS: SWE

This is a large planned-community established in the late 80s. A perfect spot for families to settle with great schools nearby as well as being close to downtown Austin for those seeking convenient access for music festivals and nightlife entertainment venues. A number of amenities is also present with tennis courts and a swimming pool to escape the Texas heat.


  1. South Lamar: 78704 – MLS: 7

The hottest neighborhood in Austin and well-deserved. This area offers the best of what Austin has to offer within walking distance of some of the best entertainment venues (Alamo Drafthouse, Zach Scott Theater) and hundreds of local eateries to choose from. Homes are also near popular areas like Zilker Park making it easier for you to get out and start exploring.


  1. Brentwood/Crestview: 78756, 78757 – MLS: 2

An old Austin neighborhood that was originally a cotton farm. Homes here date back to the 50s and maintain that charming feel of a close-knit community. Many entertainment and dining options are found in the surrounding areas while also still having close access to downtown. Great neighboring schools make this another perfect place for families looking to settle into an area that captures that “Have-It-All” mentality many buyers look for.


  1. East Austin: 78721 – MLS: 3

An area of Austin that has been undergoing some of the most change with revitalization efforts to make or improve upon existing homes and infrastructure. This neighborhood has seen immense growth as more businesses look to make this relatively untapped section of Austin into the next great destination. Unique shops and eateries are also springing up around the neighborhood adding fun choices in what is otherwise known as a funky area of town.


  1. South Manchaca: 78748 – MLS: 10S

Homes here are known for being away from the city but not too far from popular shopping and dining venues. This quiet neighborhood is still relatively situated near centers of employment and a number of excellent schools making this another ideal location for families looking to stay out of the downtown hustle.


  1. Del Valle: 78617 – MLS: BW

Another part of town that up until a few years ago remain largely unchanged. Now, this Austin suburb has seen an exciting trend of new homes being built along with older homes that are being refurbished to fit familial needs. This area also has their own school district along with many businesses popping up as more families look to call Del Valle their home.


  1. The Hills of Lakeway: 78738 – MLS: LS

Lakeway has also seen rapid change thanks to more families looking to settle into this prime area located next to many recreational amenities including water access to nearby lakes and rivers. Homes here tend to run in the pricier range for their amazing views and spacious designs. The surrounding Bee Caves area provides many fine dining selections, shops and entertainment offers while only being located 30 minutes from downtown.


  1. Seaholm District:78701 – MLS: DT

One of the most sought after neighborhoods is Seaholm. Located in what is known as the heart of downtown Austin, Seaholm emboldens the idea of being able to live, work and play all in one area. Offering the best of what downtown already has to offer, however, ongoing construction is turning this former industrial area of downtown into the next dining and shopping hotspot. This area will also be home to the The Independent, a recently announced building project with a towering 58 floors that will offer elegant high-rise units.

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