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Showcasing a keen sense of community throughout a diverse cultural landscape, East Austin offers one of the most eclectic lifestyles in the city. Within the past decade, this area has seen a huge resurgence of urban redevelopment, making it one of the city's trendiest and most sought-after areas for young professionals and students, thanks to its close proximity to downtown. Providing nonconformist values, as well as a serene backdrop, many move to this area to find the freedom that they’re after during a move. This upbeat neighborhood has been described by locals as great base camp for new Austinites, with affordable and affluent housing options, ranging anywhere from $100,000 to well over $1,000,000. The mix of classic homes and contemporary condos truly accentuate the description of East Austin as "the old life meeting the new life."
Discover East Austin Property Types
For those interested in living a life that's anything but cookie cutter, East Austin just might be the perfect choice. East Austin includes rural settings, offering you a heightened sense of privacy and relaxing atmosphere. Or find your dream home in a fast-paced, exciting city center. The streets of this vibrant community are rich with contrast, offering old heritage homes neighbored by contemporary low rise condos and old Victorian bungalows sharing their streets with modern lofts stationed over retail shops.
The stylistic and historical variations in the housing market offer young buyers of East Austin the chance to live close to downtown at a fraction of the price, while seasoned home owners can find a lovingly restored property at a higher price tag. Enjoy homes with grassy lots, shaded yards, or lush gardenscapes. Many East Austin homes for sale have been refurbished or renovated over the years, including updated kitchens and bathrooms featuring stainless steels appliances and energy-efficient fixtures.
Find East Austin Condos
Meanwhile, those seeking new developments will find a variety of East Austin condos and lofts. These new construction planned communities offer a unique variation of trendy suburban living on the outskirts of downtown. Discover a healthy mix of traditional architecture with a charismatic feeling among new modern designs. Many of East Austin's condos have large windows that fill the living space with natural light and overlook beautiful lakes or cityscapes, depending on the unit's orientation. Discover gorgeous new appliances and functional floor plans that make for efficient living.
Indulge In East Austin Luxury Homes
If you're looking for luxury real estate in the East Austin area, you're in for a treat! High end homes in this area have a futuristic feeling mixed with structured architectural design. Many exteriors have captivating structures, created by a mix of wood and stone used in unique ways that continue to 'keep Austin weird.' Enjoy premium hardwood flooring, imported custom countertops, extravagant fixtures, and intricate tilework.
Lifestyle In East Austin
The first thing that those seeking to purchase East Austin real estate will notice about the neighborhood: a strong sense of community. You won't find big name retail stores or chain restaurants in this area, but it's for the best. East Austin is home to some of the most authentic southern food and entertainment options, and is a community supportive of the artisan spirit. It's difficult to walk down the street without finding another small shop full of interesting merchandise, or experiencing the tantalizing smells of classic Southern cuisine. Take a stroll down East 6th and 7th to stop in at Nuevo Leon or Los Comales for the best Tex-Mex fares, or treat yourself to Franklin BBQ on East 11th, crowned the "Best BBQ in the Country."
A number of East Austin properties have been decorated with beautiful mosaics and murals, painted onto the broad sides of buildings, encouraging newcomers to dive right into the local culture. A wealth of tiny cafes line the streets, welcoming patrons to wake up to a gourmet cup of coffee, while some of the city's best "hole in the wall" bars light up the neighborhood at night. Meanwhile, the best shopping, finest dining, and hottest nightclubs are all just blocks away in Downtown Austin.
Even though East Austin has a vibrant and electric community, it doesn't mean that locals don't know how to relax! Head south towards the water and you'll find Festival Beach Park, home to gorgeous trails and old shade trees arching over pristine landscaped greenery, offering breathtaking views of Lady Bird Lake. This park is such a perfect setting that the city of Austin holds its annual Hot Sauce Festival on the banks of this stunning waterfront every fall.
Schools in East Austin
East Austin has a chain of schools within the Austin School District. With many Elementary and Middle schools, depending on where you live and a High School, parents have to look into which is provided depending on their specific neighborhood location.
With such close proximity to downtown, this blossoming neighborhood is perfect for working professionals. College students will also love living in East Austin, seeing as it is only an 8 minute drive or 35 minute bus ride to the University of Texas, while giving the younger crowd an increasingly trendy place to live and play!
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