Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is home to the hottest neighborhoods in Austin, like Zilker, West University, Travis Heights, Central East Austin, and Bouldin Creek. We’re going to break down the homes, schools, and activities in the neighborhood. 

Downtown Austin Homes

Properties sold in the area range from single-family homes to condos and townhomes. The average listing price for a home in Downtown Austin is $728,500, making the average price per square footage $749. The median rent in downtown is almost $3,000. 

Schools in Downtown

According to, the highest-rated schools (scoring above a 5/10)  in the downtown areas are:

  • Lee Elementary
  • Zilker Elementary
  • Zavala Elementary
  • Travis HTS Elementary
  • Becker Elementary
  • Barton Hills Elementary
  • Mathews Elementary
  • Kealing Middle School
  • McCallum High School 
  • Austin High School
  • University of Texas El Charter School

Things To Do in Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is home to a lot of entertainment ranging from music and bars to museums and art. 2nd Street District offers shopping for beauty, home, and body products. It also has restaurants and entertainment venues to enjoy the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Rainey Street is a popular nightlife attraction as a whole street is dedicated to bungalow bars. Sixth Street is another popular nightlife site. It attracts primarily visitors or locals who want an extreme night on the town. West Sixth is perfect with its craft cocktails and beer gardens if you want a more elevated night out. 

Other top attractions in downtown Austin that don’t include drinking are visiting the Texas State Capitol, hiking, biking, walking the Lady Bird Trail, taking a dip at Barton Springs, watching a sunrise or sunset at Mount Bonnell, and so much more in our historic downtown! So, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re ready to move into Downtown Austin, contact us today! Don’t forget to check out our resources here if you need help buying a home in Austin or are looking for more information! 

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