Downtown Austin

The unique and vibrant heart of Austin.

Welcome to Downtown Austin

There’s no better way to experience the true, one-of-a-kind character of Austin than to live in Downtown. Here, you’re right in the heart of the city’s vibrant culture, from its world-famous music scene to trendy restaurants and coffee shops on every corner. Those who crave the best of city living love Downtown Austin’s combination of work and play. When you’re not in the office, spend your time unwinding in historic parks, taking in the views on the shore of Ladybird Lake, or relaxing in an elegant cocktail bar with friends. The many luxury condos and high-rises throughout Downtown provide buyers with plenty of options to find their perfect home, especially for those seeking top-of-the-line amenities. Whether you’re working in the city or attending nearby UT Austin, Downtown is the top choice for those who want an authentic Austin experience.

What to Love

  • Experience the best of Austin’s unique character right in the heart of the city.
  • Unbeatable access to the best shopping, dining, and entertainment options in the city. 
  • Explore a variety of living options, including luxury condos with fantastic amenities.
  • Live next door to the best of the city’s arts and culture scenes, such as museums, concert venues, and gallery spaces.
  • Enjoy the city’s renowned nightlife, from lively clubs to high-end cocktail bars.
  • Keep active in the many metropolitan parks.

People & Lifestyle

Downtown Austin is most popular with working professionals, UT students, and anyone who wants to spend their days enjoying Austin’s one-of-a-kind sensibility, incredible amenities, and thriving culture. In Downtown Austin, you can explore art and history, enjoy the trails along Lake Austin, and try out hip restaurants before heading home to a modern luxury condo with endless amenities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Austin is known as an ever-changing city with new, exciting options always popping up. Some of the city’s best shopping can be found in Downtown’s 2nd Street District, which has a wide selection of retailers such as high-end furniture showroom Blu Dot and local-themed apparel shop Austin Rocks. Great dining options also aren’t hard to find, from the refined menu and lively setting of Cru Food & Wine Bar to laid-back favorite Austin Java, alongside a selection of popular chains.

Incredible restaurants and bars abound throughout the rest of Downtown Austin. Olamaie is a beloved restaurant serving modern takes on Southern favorites—it’s especially famous for its buttery, freshly-baked biscuits. Comedor offers fresh reimaginings of Mexican dishes, while Small Victory is an elegant cocktail bar with a creative menu and a selection of great appetizers.

​​​​​​​Of course, those who love Downtown Austin know that one of its best features is the many live music venues that host everything from upcoming acts to the biggest names in the industry. Some of the most popular venues include The Belmont, Elephant Room, and ACL Live.

Things to Do

Downtown Austin is the city’s cultural and commercial center, providing plenty of options to keep yourself engaged and entertained. Learn about some unique history at the Museum of the Weird, or get inspired by the region’s Mexican roots and influence at the Mexic-Arte Museum.

When you want to experience the great Texas outdoors, Downtown Austin’s urban center provides plenty of green spaces to enjoy. The Texas Capitol is famed for its gorgeous architecture and sprawling grounds, and residents love to spend the day at local parks like the Waterloo Greenway and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and cool breeze on Ladybird Lake - Lamar Beach Metro Park.

Schools

Downtown Austin is part of the Austin Independent School District, which offers public and private options including:

  • Pease Elementary School
  • Kealing Middle School
  • Austin High School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Cathedral School of Saint Mary

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Anna Morrison Lee, a fourth generation Austin resident, has always embraced her family’s core belief in service. You will immediately realize, she brings this dedication to every transaction.

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