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About Central Austin Real Estate

By Tatyana Selezneva

Central Austin is a bustling part of the city right by the downtown area which has a booming atmosphere fitting for the capital of Texas. It is a short ride away from the very heart of Austin, where the eclectic shops, single-family homes and condos form the tightly knit community you can experience in the center of this incredible urban jungle. The famed University of Texas attracts many college age students to the area as well as a lot of older professionals interested in contributing to the amazing educational opportunities present. This area of town is the most attractive place to move and of course, because of that, it's quite densely populated [Read more about Central Austin...]

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98 San Jacinto Boulevard 3001, Austin, TX - $70,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 4 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 13k SQFT
  • 135 DOM
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Luxury Four Seasons Penthouse Lease | Offered Fully Furnished Encompassing A Dramatic 13,000 Square Feet Of Masterful Design, This Astounding 30th-floor Penthouse Delivers Unparalleled Luxury From The Top Of The Four Seasons And Is Only Accessi...

Kuper Sotheby's Int'l Realty

301 West Avenue 5203, Austin, TX - $35,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,576 SQFT
  • 30 DOM
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One-of-a-kind Terrace Penthouse Residence At The Independent. Offered For Lease Fully Furnished And Designed With Luxury And Livability Top Of Mind. Spanning Over 4,500 Sq Ft On The 52nd Floor Of The Tower, Experience Endless Views Of The Lake ...

Urbanspace

501 West Avenue 2103, Austin, TX - $20,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,822 SQFT
  • 12 DOM
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This Listing Is What You Might Consider A Unicorn. It's A Short-term (6-8 Mo.) Fully Furnished Downtown Tower Condo Lease With Amazing Views For Miles. This Unit Is Adjacent To The Lamar Bridge Capitol View Corridor, With Protected Views Of The Ca...

eXp Realty, LLC

44 East Avenue 4504, Austin, TX - $16,750

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,858 SQFT
  • 30 DOM
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Immerse Yourself In The Ultimate Luxury Of Living In This Breathtaking Penthouse On The 45th Floor Of The Esteemed 44 East Ave High-rise Condo Tower, Situated On The Shores Of Lady Of Bird Lake In Downtown. Boasting Panoramic Views Of The Lake, Th...

Urbanspace

1115 W 31st Street, Austin, TX - $16,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,183 SQFT
  • 80 DOM
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Where Old Austin Meets New Standards, You’ll Find 1115 West 31st Street. An Artful Blend Of Contemporary Finishes With Eco-friendly Design, This Home Is A Testament To Living On The Edge At The Forefront Of City Dwelling. Each Detail Was Thoughtfu...

DEN Property Group
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1107 W 31st Street, Austin, TX - $15,000

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,043 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Indulge In Urban Luxury & Natural Serenity At This Exquisite Contemporary Lock-n-leave Retreat, Nestled W/in A Private Enclave In Central Austin. Immerse Yourself In The Seamless Fusion Of City Convenience & Tranquil Seclusion. Unwind On The Scree...

Compass RE Texas, LLC
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210 Lavaca Street 2706, Austin, TX - $15,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,162 SQFT
  • 46 DOM
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Welcome To Luxury Living At Its Finest In The Heart Of Downtown Austin! Perched On The 27th Floor Of The Iconic W Residences, This Fully Remodeled Condo Offers Unparalleled Views Of Ladybird Lake, Making It The Perfect Vantage Point For New Year's...

Sprout Realty

3203 Beverly Road, Austin, TX - $12,250

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,820 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Welcome To Luxury Living In One Of Austin's Most Coveted Neighborhoods. This Exquisite Home, Meticulously Crafted By Roost Custom Homes, And Designed By Architect Katie Hastings And Interior Designer Wendi Gee, Offers Unparalleled Elegance And Com...

eXp Realty, LLC
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202 Nueces Street 1702, Austin, TX - $12,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,540 SQFT
  • 89 DOM
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Located At The Austin Proper Residences, This Stunning Fully Furnished 2 Bedroom, 2 And A Half-bath Southeast Corner Residence Has Both City And Lake Views. High End Finishes Throughout Include Kelly Wearstler Custom Lighting, European Wide Oak Pl...

Urbanspace

70 Rainey Street 1801, Austin, TX - $12,000

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,697 SQFT
  • 117 DOM
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For Lease, Furnished. This Luxurious 3 Bedroom (3rd Bedroom Can Be Office With Murphy Bed) Condo Features South Facing Water Views, As Well As Hill Country & Downtown Skyline Views. With A Large, Open Concept Living And Kitchen Space, There Is Ple...

Compass RE Texas, LLC

2323 Newfield Lane, Austin, TX - $11,995

Residential Lease, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,250 SQFT
  • 11 DOM
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Located Only Minutes To Downtown Austin Yet Tucked Away In A Secluded, Cul-de-sac Enclave Behind Its Own Privacy Wall And Gates. A Newly Built, Custom Crafted Residence Brought To Life By Distinguished Builder Melova Homes Is An Idyllic Urban Sanc...

Kuper Sotheby's Int'l Realty
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202 Nueces Street 1905, Austin, TX - $11,500

Residential Lease, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,646 SQFT
  • 158 DOM
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Located In The Heart Of The Vibrant 2nd Street District At The Austin Proper Residences, This Stunning Fully Furnished 2 Bedroom, 2 And A Half-bath Residence On The 19th Floor Has Both City And Lake Views. Designed By Cravotta Interiors, The Invit...

Maximus Residential, LLC

Central Austin Neighborhoods

To give you an idea of how much the Greater Austin Area has grown, in the year 2000 the population of Austin was about 675,000 and a mere twenty years later it has grown almost 42% to approximately 965,000. This explosive expansion makes it one of the fastest growing places in the country and has contributed greatly to the melting pot of cultures for diversity within the city.

Due to its proximity to downtown, the architecture you can find in the Central Austin area varies widely from quaint, rustic homes to sleek, modern condos.

Future home buyers are usually interested in West Campus, Hancock, Eastwood, Rose dale, N. Campus/Dean Keeton and Hyde Park to settle or invest in. There are some lovely townhouses, single-family homes and condos available but vacant land lots are hard to find making the few empty lots that are left highly desirable and increasingly more valuable.

Austinites enjoy a flourishing nightlife, art galleries, vintage shops, live music in bars and their choice of delicious food truck fare. All of this is conveniently close to home and full of that extraordinary Austin flavor that attracts so many people. Central Austin has the comfort of a well established urban community, paired with the ability to easily turn your weekend into a delightfully fun experience you will remember for many years to come.

Although most homes in Central Austin are mid-century properties, a number of them have been renovated by ambitious "house flippers" and there are still brand new homes being constructed in these neighborhoods. The assorted mix of different architectural styles in this urban landscape means that there is something for just about anyone who considers buying a home in this popular region.

Central Austin Lifestyle

Young people flock to this part of Austin so young professionals and families are usually seen strolling around the neighborhoods here and especially the central streets closer to the university.

Some beautifully manicured and safe recreation parks are close to the neighborhood, namely Mount Bonnell, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker, Mayfield and Ümlauf Sculpture garden. There are many other outdoor green spaces to explore as well as the Hill Country which offers many breathtaking vistas and attractions.

Vibrant night clubs, thriving bars and emporiums galore on Rainey Street or 6th Street are just a stone's throw away, as are all the happening downtown areas. Virtually all of Central Austin is within biking distance of the neighborhoods and if you are on foot there is a well-managed bus route throughout the city with comfy seats and WiFi onboard. Bicycle lanes are everywhere in Austin so the city is very cyclist friendly in providing ease of transport.

Residents of the community can easily and quickly commute to work, their favorite coffee shop, a greenbelt or pretty much anywhere since the area is centrally located. All the amenities are within reach while people enjoy access to Austin's bountiful entertainment centers and natural sights.

Central Austin Schools

Serving the Central Austin area, Austin Independent School District (AISD) has about 84,500 students currently enrolled. The AISD includes 129 different schools with 16 high schools,18 middle schools, and 84 elementary schools. AISD will automatically accept students that live geographically within the district that they serve and determine whether a student living outside the district may be eligible to attend due to special circumstances, specific talents or programs only provided by certain schools.

There are some private and religious schools available as well that give parents the option of outstanding alternate education for their kids.

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from May 18th, 2024 at 9:45pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.