Top 10 Popular Austin Neighborhoods


Austin is regularly touted as one of the most exciting places to live in America, and for good reason: The city's world-renowned live music scene, highly respected restaurant culture, beautiful landscape and well-kept city green spaces, and funky vibe all draw a steady stream of new residents every year. If you're considering relocating to this great city, these are just a few of the best neighborhoods in Austin and what they offer.

Submitted by Realty Austin


  • Rollingwood

    Image of Food Trucks Near Rollingwood

    The city of Rollingwood is an excellent choice for anyone seeking small-town charm while still having the convenience of Downtown Austin within arm's reach. This area is known for its 1950s-style master-planned communities with beautiful parks and recreational facilities. With Downtown Austin only a few minutes to the east, residents can literally walk to Zilker Park, with its botanical gardens and Austin City Limits music festival, or to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, arguably one of the best things about Austin. Many residents choose Rollingwood homes for the award-winning Eanes ISD schools and the year-round community activities.

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  • Barton Hills

    Image of Barton Springs near Barton Hills

    Barton Hills is a well-established neighborhood close to beautiful Zilker Park and minutes from Downtown Austin. You'll find new residents clamoring to get in and established residents happy to stay put, because this is such a great area to call home. You can't beat the historic feel of homes, built as early as the 1930s combined with the modern twist of newer constructions that add to the contemporary sensibility of many Austin areas. The close proximity to Downtown Austin, nearby Lady Bird Lake, and famous 6th Street, along with the close bonds that form among neighbors here, make people fall in love with this area. Seemingly untouched by the growing inner city of Austin, Barton Hills is a haven within a bustling city.

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  • Tarrytown

    Image of Mount Bonnel in Tarrytown

    Tarrytown, located just west of Mopac and north of Lake Austin in the 78703 zip code, is a charming and highly sought-after neighborhood with quiet streets, great schools, beautiful homes, lake access, lovely parks, and mature trees, all within a three-mile drive of Downtown. There are some condominiums in the area in addition to the main body of homes from the late 1930s and early 1940s, which gives the neighborhood tremendous character, and there are an increasing number of new homes being built, as some of the smallest homes have made way for newer, larger homes.

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  • Allandale

    Image of Crestview Station near Allandale

    Many new and longtime residents of Austin choose to live in Allandale because it is an established neighborhood that offers a great sense of community, lovely homes, lots of old trees, and big lots. All these fantastic features give the neighborhood a very traditional, family-friendly feel. Nonetheless, Allandale is one of the most central neighborhoods in Austin, just minutes away from Downtown nightlife and surrounded by many of the historic parks of Old Austin. Nearby Burnet Rd is full of classic Austin small businesses, with many mainstay and up-and-coming independent retailers and dining options.

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  • Mueller

    Image of community garden in Mueller

    The purpose of the Mueller development in East Austin was to implement a vision of a walkable community of parks, shopping, services, and neighborhood centers, with a mix of lofts, houses, townhouses, and apartments that make the area attractive to many different buyers and renters. Mueller homes for sale are just northeast of Downtown Austin, located at the site of the old Austin Airport. All homes and condos for sale in Mueller are new, as this is a master-planned community built from the ground up, with the first homes being completed in 2007. In addition to the high quality of the homes themselves, this area features beautiful natural-growth parkland and walking trails, and the Mueller development includes lots of retail and dining options, including a new H-E-B grocery.

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  • West Lake Hills

    Image overlooking Lake Austin in West Lake Hills

    West Lake Hills is widely known for its stunning luxury homes among the rolling landscape of the Texas Hill Country in West Austin. The neighborhood grew up in the 1970s and 1980s on some of Austin's most exclusive real estate. Despite its surrounding natural hills just south of Lake Austin, the community is centrally located just minutes from Downtown Austin and close to many highways that make traveling anywhere in the city a breeze. West Lake Hills is close to the Barton Creek Wilderness Park and many other outdoor amenities like Red Bud Isle, the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Zilker Park, and the Lions Municipal Golf Course.

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  • Lakeway

    Image overlooking Lake Travis in Lakeway

    Nestled among beautiful rolling hills on the shores of Lake Travis, Lakeway homes for sale are surrounded by mature oak trees and incredible views of both the lake and surrounding countryside. Elegant, spacious homes, natural parks, and lake vistas border many of the city's winding roads. Lakeway is a modern community, officially begun with the construction of the 48-room Lakeway Inn, now the Lakeway Resort and Spa. The area has since been extensively developed and now offers a robust suburban lifestyle with luxurious homes and top-notch schools. The nearby Falconhead Golf Club and Hills of Lakeway Country Club offer professionally designed golfing in the Texas Hill Country.

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  • Avery Ranch

    Image of Avery Ranch Country Club

    Just 20 miles north of Downtown Austin, Avery Ranch offers the perfect combination of Hill Country scenery, a community atmosphere, award-winning Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD schools, and some of the most affordable homes in the Greater Austin area. Avery Ranch is a master-planned community featuring over 4,000 homes settled in the cozy confines of North Austin, west of Cedar Park proper. Avery Ranch is known as a family-friendly neighborhood that fosters a healthy community centered on the many nearby schools, tennis courts, religious fellowships, the 18-hole Avery Ranch Golf Course, and a 60-acre lake.

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  • Circle C Ranch

    Image of walkway in Circle C Ranch

    Located in Southwest Austin along Mopac and Escarpment Blvd, the Circle C Ranch neighborhood offers luxury living in several distinct, secluded developments with access to several community amenities, including the amazing Grey Rock Golf Club. Featuring over 4,000 homes, Circle C Ranch has an abundance of expansive, stunning homes surrounded by community pools, bike-friendly roads, local businesses, and giant, shady live oaks. Circle C Ranch is within the Austin Independent School District.

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  • Old West Austin

    Image of biking trail in Old West Austin

    Recently named one of ten Great American Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association, Old West Austin is a highly sought-after community in Austin, TX. In 2003, the Old West Austin neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the city's exciting history. The Old West Austin community was developed between 1886 and 1953 and features a wide variety of home styles that reflect this extensive development timeline. The Old West Austin area is also where you'll find the highly sought-after Clarkesville community. Residents of Old West Austin have easy access to local restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. Lady Bird Lake Trail borders the entire south side of the community, providing Old West Austin residents a convenient outdoor escape.

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