Located in Travis County, Downtown Austin consists of a booming business district, a thriving entertainment district, and sophisticated urban dwellings, between Martin Luther King Boulevard to the north, the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake to the south, Interstate 35 to the east, and North Lamar Boulevard to the west. Downtown Austin includes the 78701 and 78703 zip codes. Situated 12 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and only a mile from the University of Texas at Austin and Brackenridge Hospital, it has convenient access to the Capital Metro Downtown station for commuting to major employers north of Downtown Austin. Homes for sale in Downtown Austin are priced from $199K to $5.7M.
Downtown Austin homes for sale range widely from laid-back to luxurious, and from historic to modern. Characterized by scenic views of the Colorado River, Downtown Austin listings typically feature high-rise lofts, luxury condos, and small, garden-style condos, most with their own parking spaces. Some older homes need renovation, which presents an excellent investment opportunity for savvy buyers. Downtown Austin homes for sale offer professionals, lawmakers, empty-nesters, and metropolitan lifestyle enthusiasts a sophisticated lifestyle with an upscale feel.
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Downtown Austin homes for sale range in size from 330 square feet to 5,298 square feet, with the average size being 1,500 square feet, for an average $521 per square foot and an average price of $600K. Downtown Austin real estate tends to be more expensive than other Austin neighborhoods, reflecting the neighborhood's location in the heart of the city with walking, biking, and metro access to area employers, world-class shopping, gourmet dining, and relaxing recreation.
Downtown Austin residents enjoy shopping both in small, independent stores and top retail outlets, ranging from the elegant boutiques of the West End to the mall stores at the Market at Round Rock, and from the Whole Foods flagship location to the Farmer's Market in Republic Square Park. Downtown Austin residents usually dine in restaurants such as La Condesa, Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue, Parkside, Ochi, Second Street Bar and Kitchen, Fonda San Miguel, and Moonshine Patio and Bar & Grill, bars like Barbarella and Easy Tiger, coffee shops such as Café Medici, Hounds Tooth, and Austin Java, watch a live performance at the Paramount Theatre, or catch a flick at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater.
Nearby is Town Lake, with hiking and biking trails, kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle-boarding. Fed by natural springs, the Barton Springs pool maintains a year-round temperature of 68 degrees. Lady Bird Lake features hiking and biking trails, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Zilker Metropolitan Park offers a nature center and botanical garden, sculpture garden, sports fields, and dog park in addition to hiking and biking trails, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. Downtown Austin residents can take in a round of golf at the Riverside Golf Course or Morris Williams Golf Course.
Known for its pedestrian-friendly streets, Downtown Austin real estate offers car-sharing as well as walking, cycling, and roller-skating options. Downtown Austin hosts year-round events such as the popular SXSW festival. Sixth Street is known for its great variety of entertainers while Symphony Square offers classical music. Other cultural venues include the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Austin Museum of Art.
Children who live in the Downtown Austin area attend public schools of the Austin Independent School District, which was established in 1881 and is rated as Academically Acceptable by the Texas Education Agency. Public schools include Mathews Elementary School, O. Henry Middle School, and Austin High School, all of which have received high rankings from GreatSchools.com.
Nearby private schools include Montessori schools, Kirby Hall School, Khabele School, the Girls School of Austin, Cathedral School of St. Mary’s, San Juan Diego Catholic High School, St. Ignatius Martyr School, and Austin School for the Performing Arts. Downtown Austin residents can also take advantage of higher-learning institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College at Rio Grande, and Concordia University.
Downtown Austin listings offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to own a sophisticated, stylish home, with world-class shopping, gourmet dining, and relaxing recreation, in one of the most hip, walkable, and bikeable areas of the city.
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Downtown Austin consists of several districts including Congress Avenue, Sixth Street, Second Street, Rainey Street, and Red River. Congress Avenue is the main avenue, lined with government buildings, hotels, and retailers. The historical Sixth Street District is the main entertainment district. The Second Street District supplies exceptional dining and shopping. One of the most walkable neighborhoods, the Rainey Street District offers a wide assortment of bars and restaurants within small bungalows. The Red River District provides music venues and art galleries.Popular Downtown Austin residential areas include Austonian Austin, Four Seasons Residences, Shore Condominiums, and 360 Condos. Demand for these residences can be high due to their spectacular views, luxurious finishes, convenient locations, and outstanding amenities.
Located in Austin’s hip Second Street District and offering panoramic views of Lady Bird Lake, Austonian Austin comprises condos in a 50-story building, one of the tallest in Downtown Austin, with luxurious finishes such as Italian tile and wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and open kitchens with the best appliances on the market. Amenities include a salt-water swimming pool, outdoor fireplaces and grills, resort-type fitness center, game room, library, movie theater, glass-enclosed lounge, climate-controlled wine vault, 24-hour valet, and 24-hour concierge. Austonian Austin homes for sale have one to three bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, range in size from 816 square feet to 3,542 square feet, for an average $853 per square foot and an average price of $1.5M, and are priced from $799K to $4.5M.
Designed by famous architect Michael Graves and part of the Four Seasons Hotel complex, Four Seasons Residences comprises 148 condos in a 32-story building, with spacious rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, large balconies, and chef-style kitchens with commercial-grade appliances. Amenities include a heated rooftop swimming pool, library, fitness center, community room, parking, 24-hour concierge, restaurant, and valet. Four Seasons Residences homes for sale have one to three bedrooms, one to four bathrooms, range in size from 1,060 square feet to 3,452 square feet, for an average $830 per square foot and an average price of $1.4M, and are priced from $849K to $3.4M.
Located in Austin’s Rainey Street District, Shore Condominiums includes 192 units in a 22-story luxury high-rise. Amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, fitness room, conference room, parking garage, and concierge services. Shore Condominiums homes for sale have one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, range in size from 714 square feet to 1,699 square feet, for an average $482 per square foot and an average price of $494K, and are priced from $340K to $625K.
A modern, 44-story high-rise located in Austin’s Market District, 360 Condos consists of 430 units with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and open-space kitchens with stainless-steel appliances. Amenities include a rooftop swimming pool and terrace, gym, media room, club room, conference room, outdoor living area with fire pit, indoor parking, and a 24-hour concierge. 360 Condos homes for sale have one to three bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, range in size from 732 square feet to 2,057 square feet, for an average $550 per square foot and an average price of $512K, and are priced from $408K to $1.5M.
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