East Austin

This district consists of a combination of styles of architecture, people, and eateries.

Welcome to East Austin

Metropolitan Austin’s hip, up-and-coming hangout
East Austin is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in metropolitan Austin. This district consists of a combination of styles of architecture, people, and eateries. Constantly evolving, East Austin has an eclectic artistic vibe blending the old with the new. Even though the atmosphere feels laid-back, the amenities suit everyone, from the youngest hipsters to seasoned luxury citizens. East Austin has a bustling and vibrant entertainment and culinary scene, with numerous local restaurants scattered throughout the neighborhood. The community integrates cultural arts into every part of its being, which is evident as you walk through the community and see the murals highlighting the history of Austin. 
There is a rich history of jazz and blues music in East Austin. Today, the community displays this background through the art, music, and people living in the community. The buildings are eclectic and colorful, with many of them displaying artwork depicting important moments in time from Austin’s past. 

What to Love

  • Easy access to downtown Austin
  • Fun bohemian vibe 
  • Walkable area with numerous amazing local restaurants 

Local Lifestyle

The East Austin area is a young and active area full of vibrant artistic culture and recreation. The people living here love to stay on the go, and they enjoy the fun lifestyle that the community offers. East Austin is a magnificent location for those wanting to experience the side of Austin that likes to “keep things weird” and still have access to every amenity in the city. These Austinites enjoy walkable shopping with exciting local art and boutiques dispersed across the neighborhood. 
There are plentiful green spaces for community gardening and dog walking. The generous art and entertainment choices ensure that community residents are never bored, and the resulting nightlife is one of the reasons East Austin has quickly grown into a collection of new developments mixed among historic homes. You may see older houses and modern condominiums on the same street, but they all fit in this eclectic neighborhood.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 

While there are many fantastic restaurants across East Austin, there are several hubs of eateries within walking distance of one another. 
East Cesar Chavez Street is one of the best stretches for shopping and restaurants, including Oseyo Korean. Oseyo serves authentic home-style Korean food and craft cocktails in their beautiful dining area. One street over, you can stop at Kemuri Tatsu-Ya for Japanese Ramen with a fusion of Texan influences. This excellent dining spot serves unique fusion dishes, artistically blending Japanese flavors with Austin’s favorite barbeque meals. On East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street, you will discover many more excellent food trucks, breweries, and restaurants presenting a mixture of casual and fine dining. Suerte is one the local favorites for contemporary Mexican dining, with incredible in-house drinks and farm-fresh organic ingredients. Finally, a James Beard Award winning taqueria, Nixta Taqueria, featuring creative tacos and unique ingredients. 
The eclectic community of East Austin makes it easy to find unique and interesting shopping opportunities. Boutiques like Small World Goods and Take Heart sell high-end home goods handmade by local and international artisans.

Things to Do

The residents of East Austin are never lacking in things to do. This neighborhood keeps the party going with unique event locations and prides itself on hosting an array of gatherings. Hotspots like the Pershing host live music events in stylish and unique settings while maintaining the vibrant Austin atmosphere. What was once a lumber shed, Pershing now plays host to live concerts, fashion shows, art shows, retreats, and benefits in their chic 1940s-style, three-story lounge featuring an outdoor courtyard complete with bistro tables and hammocks. Fair Market is another trendy meeting place in town. This 12,000-square-foot Quonset warehouse hosts many community and social events and provides an open-air space indoors with an authentic and unique Austin vibe. 
Ample parks and green spaces grant easy access to Lady Bird Lake and the Boggy Creek Greenbelt, fantastic recreational areas for picnics or a day out with pets and loved ones. 

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Overview for East Austin, TX

6,072 people live in East Austin, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $48,592. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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33 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for East Austin, TX

East Austin has 2,503 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Austin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,072 people call East Austin home. The population density is 8,949.769 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in East Austin, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby East Austin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Blackshear Elementary
PreK - 5th
Kealing Middle School
6th - 8th
Garza Independence High School
10th - 12th
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