Central Austin is the pulse of this great city encompassing the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas State Capitol and our first commuter rail. The appeal of Central Austin is primarily due to its’ location. Residents have access to anything their heart desires and numerous means of transportation to get there. The region of central Austin is broken into three areas. Ben White north to Town Lake, which is also called Lady Bird Lake, is referred to as “south of the river”. “North of the river” is the downtown district and north of downtown is the university area.
Central Austin Homes For Sale
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Types of Homes in Central Austin
Homes for sale in central Austin are as diverse as its’ residents. It is not uncommon to see brand new construction next to a house built in the 1930s or a mansion next to a one or two bedroom bungalow. Many of the older homes have been torn down or remodeled to accommodate the desire for more square footage and a modern design, but if you love a swanky retro home there are many to choose from as well. Downtown has an array of highrises offering loft living to 3000 square foot penthouses. Due to popularity, lake views, and the conveniences of central Austin, you will pay a pretty penny for real estate in this area.
Fun in Central Austin
Central Austin abounds with five star restaurants or good ole barbeque joints, lake activities such as paddle boarding or rowing, and shopping at unique boutiques on SoCo or the high end Second Street District. Whether you are a history buff or not, the Texas State Capitol is a wonder to see, built from 1882-1888, and now recognized as a National Historic Landmark. It is located downtown with visitor access on east 11th. While you are in the vicinity, stroll to 4th, 5th and 6th Streets to hear an array of music from Jazz to Reggae to Pop. Whether you are a student or not, walk the grounds of The University of Texas at Austin and take in the hustle and bustle of “The Drag” on Guadalupe with record stores, pubs, shopping and many flavors of cuisine.