Live, work, and play in the heart of Texas’ cultural capital.

Welcome to Central

Live, work, and play in the heart of Texas’ cultural capital.

Central Austin is the heart of the city and close to everything, from the bustling downtown to the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Residents of Central Austin live in a variety of established urban neighborhoods within easy reach of the many hip cultural amenities that contribute to the city’s well-known slogan “Keep Austin Weird.” Austin is Texas’ political and cultural capital with a world-renowned character unlike anywhere else. Population density is far lower than in comparably culturally influential cities elsewhere in the country, meaning Austin is as comfortable a place to live as it is endlessly exciting.

The Central Austin real estate mix includes an eclectic mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, with larger lavish properties located in Central-adjacent neighborhoods, such as Tarrytown.

What to Love

  • Vibrant cultural scene
  • Live music
  • Major festivals
  • Outstanding restaurants

People & Lifestyle

Austin has been a hotbed of hi-tech industry since it was first dubbed “Silicon Hills” in the 1990s. That reputation has only grown in recent years, as the iconic South by Southwest festival has put Austin’s thriving tech scene firmly on the map. Central Austin is also home to the University of Texas’ flagship campus. Central Austin is home to a mix of urban professionals, young families, musicians, and artists, all of which make this the city’s highly livable and always-interesting urban core.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Austin’s dining scene is an eclectic mix of Texan cuisine and trendy modern eateries. Proudly claiming to serve “the best barbecue in the known universe,” the smoked meat at Franklin’s BBQ is hard to beat. Odd Duck serves sustainable and delicious farm-to-table fare. Uchi puts a creative contemporary spin on sushi and other Japanese dishes. Jeffrey’s has been an Austin institution since the 1970s and continues to delight with its delectable French-influenced New American cuisine and upscale setting. Home Slice, known for its delicious NY-style pizza slices, serves up casual eats.

Things to Do

Since it started as a citywide music festival in 1987, SXSW’s remit has expanded in line with its now world-famous reputation. For 10 days each March, visitors from around the world flock to Austin for major tech conferences, film screenings, and a diverse lineup of live music. Austin City Limits is another major musical event, bringing big-name artists from a wide range of genres to Zilker Park for two 3-day weekends of performances. Other events held at Zilker Park include the fun Zilker Kite Festival and festive Trail of Lights. Austin is a renowned live music hub year-round, with legendary local venues, such as The Continental Club, The Mohawk, and Stubb’s BBQ, bringing a long list of acclaimed artists to the city over the years.


Central Austin is served by the Austin Independent School District.

  • Kiker Elementary School, Public, PK–5
  • Highland Park Elementary School, Public, PK–5
  • Gorzycki Middle School, Public, 6–8
  • Lasa High School, Public, 9–12


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1001 Gaston Ave Austin TX 78703

1001 Gaston Ave , Austin, TX 78703

Turn key Pemberton masterpiece on corner of Gaston and Shoal Creek overlooking Pease Park. Complete with gorgeous addition by architect Michael Lan...

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1210 Claire Ave Austin TX 78703

1210 Claire Ave , Austin, TX 78703

Situated on nearly half an acre, backing to Pease Park. Updated for today’s lifestyle w/ generous room sizes for entertaining and every day living....

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3701 Hampton Rd Austin TX 78705

3701 Hampton Rd , Austin, TX 78705

Outstanding craftsmanship, completed in 2013 in a neighborhood of historic homes, north of the University of Texas & near Hyde Park/Hancock Golf Co...

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2419 Wooldridge Dr Austin TX 78703

2419 Wooldridge Dr , Austin, TX 78703

Pemberton Heights. Outstanding mid-century modern home on a half acre lot high above Shoal Creek. The home, built in 1960, is one level and has bee...

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1508 W 30th St Austin TX 78703

1508 W 30th St , Austin, TX 78703

One-of-a-kind quality craftsman home. Excellent location in Bryker Woods, minutes to DT, walking distance to Shoal Creek trail, restaurants, school...

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3207 Churchill Dr Austin TX 78703

3207 Churchill Dr , Austin, TX 78703

Craftsman stone & frame home with metal roof in central Austin.min to UT & DT. Open floor plan with living, dining & kitchen & over-sized center ...

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2408 Pemberton Pkwy Austin TX 78703

2408 Pemberton Pkwy , Austin, TX 78703

This truly one-of-a-kind .59 acre Pemberton Heights lot offers so many possibilities for its next owner and/or investor. The existing 1960s cottage...

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110 E 30th St Austin TX 78705

110 E 30th St , Austin, TX 78705

Priced to sell! Rare four-plex just steps from UT Campus. Great for value-add or buy and hold. ALL four units are pre-leased through 7/31/2021. Fro...