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About Central Austin
Central Austin was and is today one of the most sought after locations to live in the Austin area. Of course most of the area has been developed for over 100 years now so it has some of Austin’s most historic homes. Grand mansions, stone cottages, darling bungalows and mid-century modern ranch homes line the streets throughout the area. There’s something for almost every taste and lifestyle, whether you want a home in a historic subdivision or a glamorous condo downtown. Central Austin is all about location and convenience to the heartbeat of the city.
Where is Central Austin?
As you can guess, Central Austin is situated in the core of the city of Austin and radiates out like concentric circles from the capitol. But it far exceeds the core of downtown. Founded near the banks of the Colorado River in the early to mid-1800s, the village of Waterloo originally consisted of the business district east and west of Congress Avenue. Neighborhoods quickly spread east, west and eventually south of the river. Today we consider the following neighborhoods to be the core of Austin: Travis Heights, Tarrytown, Old West Austin, Old Enfield, Hyde Park, Barton Hills, Clarksville, Bryker Woods, Pemberton Heights, Rosedale, Bouldin Creek and the University of Texas area. The neighborhoods of Brentwood, Crestview and Allandale round out the northern boundaries of Central Austin. Zip codes include 78701, 78703, 78704, 78705, 78751, 78756, and 78731.
Central Austin Attractions
Living in Central Austin means having almost everything at your fingertips. Museums (the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, the Blanton Art Museum), businesses (the Texas State office complex and the University of Texas are Austin top two employers), shopping, grocery stores and parks galore fill the neighborhoods. Austin’s network of hiking trails and parks link many of these early suburbs and people find it to be an easy commute to work and play. Live in a downtown condo or find the perfect single-family home in Central Austin. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Austin is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the United States.