East Austin

University of Texas at Austin

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The Neighborhood

Making the "America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods" list in Forbes magazine, East Austin is a culturally vibrant area, infamous for its food trucks and live music.

East Austin is a good distance from campus, but is home to students who enjoy being surrounded by its eclectic culture. Musicians and enthusiasts from all over come to partake in the live entertainment found in this energetic neighborhood.

You'll fall in love with:

Culture, food, and unique energy.

What to expect

Bright colors and small shops. Every block has a landmark restaurant or late night hangout spot.

The neighbors

Diverse in culture, fairly young, and looking to surround themselves by good food and great fun. Traditionally a lower ­income neighborhood, East Austin has recently experienced a cultural and economic revival, returning many of the city’s best restaurants, coolest bars, and youngest professionals to this rapidly gentrifying Austin hotspot.

The market

Rent is more affordable in East Austin. With all of the low cost, up and coming developments, it’s not a long shot to find a cheap pad. Nonetheless, the closer to I35, the higher the price.


Walk to

  • Franklin's Barbeque: 10 minutes
  • 6th Street: 15 minutes
  • Disch Faulk Baseball Field: 18 minutes
  • Frank Erwin Center: 28 minutes
  • UT Campus: 30 minutes
  • Darrell K Royal Stadium: 33 minutes

Around the block

LIVE MUSIC: Whether you’re in a coffeeshop or a local bar, you’re guaranteed to see a live band.

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