Austin is one of the top destinations for visitors each year. And this year is no exception. To help you best navigate through the neighborhoods in Austin on your next visit, we set out to compile thebest residential neighborhoods.
A Good Deal for a Business Trip
Let’s kick off with those who are visiting Austin for work. After that long and tiring meeting in the city, you might want a low-budget hotel or Airbnb within the city limits. If that’s the case, then there is no need to move away from the city limits. Downtown Austin is the city’s center of office buildings, skyscrapers and hotels. Due to the centralization of hotels and rental spaces, the competition for a mix of price and quality is assured. This is to the benefit of travelers moving through Austin as prices remain reasonably low throughout the year.
Recommendations in the Downtown Area: Locale 2nd Street ranks high with its contemporary accommodation characterized with full length windows that offer beautiful views of the city. Amenities offered by hotels and apartments in the area are modern and utilitarian, meeting the functional requirements of a person on the move.
One for the Memories
Austin is a tourist destination for both locals and foreigners. It’s rich culture and world class museums make the capital of Texas a must visit. And while Austin’s culinary delights and experiences are spread out throughout the city, South Congress (also known as SoCo) is one of the more distinguishable areas for any Austin guest.
One particular area which is a common destination for Austin visitors is the colorful neighborhood south of Lady Bird Lake. Locals are also a common sight in the area. South Congress prides itself of a unique aura and is bustling with eateries, art galleries and diverse music venues.
Who knows? You might even bump into celebrities who have been sighted in the SoCo area once in a while.
Recommendations in SoCo: With regards to accommodation, there are a number of unique and chic accommodation options available on South Congress Avenue and S. First Street that might meet your preferences. The proximity to the hub of tourist attraction will give you ample time to enjoy the live music and Austin relics.
For the Pedestrian and Commuter
As a whole, the urban planners of Travis County have done a good job in ensuring that the city is navigable by public transportation and sidewalks. But for the Austinite or guest who loves a good stroll, East Austin is the place for you. From your boutique hotel, you can navigate through the well-lit sidewalks to the farmer’s market before strolling to the food trucks or Tex-Mex joints which line the streets.
The area is abundant with sidewalks, bike share stations and decent lanes. In addition, there are about seven bus lines which service the area, making it a dream neighborhood for one who relies on public transportation to and fro work or school.
East Austin also has that communal feel that makes you feel welcome and always at home; a home away from home is the phrase to best summarize East Austin for you.
Recommendation in East Austin: This area is a mix of old and new apartment complexes and housing, probably due to the UT campus and nearby Huston-Tillotson University students who find cheap housing in the area.
There are plenty of options when choosing your destination for a weekend getaway or midweek trip and if you fall in love with Austin while you're here, like many of the residents who have found Austin to be their new home this past year please reach out I would love to help you find a more perminenant residence.