University of Texas
- Average rating
With brand new condos and residential developments, Downtown boasts a luxurious environment replete with never-ending entertainment for older undergrads, graduate students, and young professionals.
Downtown is home to young professionals in Austin’s tech, finance, and business worlds, as well as a handful of students who have either graduated or are on the verge of completing school. Downtown is the heart of this vibrant, buzzing metropolis, but tread carefully: being among its massive skyscrapers, elegant skyline, and incredible food scene come at a price.
You'll fall in love with:
The vibe of being in the middle of one of the most eccentric cities in the US. Music, art, food, and technology are interwoven into this booming cultural epicenter.
What to expect
Walk, walk, walk (or bike, bike, bike). Street noise due to congested traffic and loud music. An Uber at every intersection.
Working professionals of all ages, shapes, and forms—graduates working in Austin almost always end up Downtown.
Downtown is expensive. Doesn’t matter where you are or the view from your bedroom window it won’t be cheap.
- ACL Live: 13 minutes
- Austin Music Hall: 14 minutes
- Texas State Capitol: 12 minutes
- Darrell K Royal Stadium: 28 minutes
- Zilker Park: 30 minutes
- UT Campus: 21 minutes
Around the block
LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD: Famous for its outstanding food, Austin’s prime restaurants are right in the heart of downtown.