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Austin-Area Neighborhood Guide

Ryan Kelly Oct 16, 2019
Austin-Area Neighborhoods Guide

Austin is said to be one of the best places to live and as locals ourselves, we couldn't agree more.Before UpEquity helps you secure a quick mortgage, we're here to help you pick the best neighborhood in Austin for you. Check out these 13 awesome Austin neighborhoods.


A neighborhood with the best of both worlds, Allendale gives you an established suburban escape just a stone's toss from downtown.

So, if you work in the city but have a growing family on your hands, Allendale is a prime location filled with unique shops and restaurants, and a small-town feel.

Avery Ranch

One of the most family-friendly neighborhoods in Austin, Avery Ranch boasts award-winning schools and affordable homes. With a golf course and lake access nearby, it has something for parents and kids.

Quiet, calm, and well-managed, it's what you think of when you imagined the perfect neighborhood for your growing family.


Sort of a melting pot of Austin culture, Cherrywood blends the old with the new. College students mingle with hipsters in this trendy neighborhood while tourists snoop around checking out the best cafes and bars in the area.

In short, Cherrywood gives you plenty to do while offering that touch of suburbia so many people are looking for.

Circle C Ranch

With Circle C Ranch, we're talking luxury living. The area offers several distinct and secluded developments with amenities like hiking and golfing. Do your shopping at small local businesses and bask in the beautiful oak trees that give you some peace and quiet.

Perfect for families (there are a variety of schools only a mile away) and retirees, homes range from gated mansions to modest houses.

The Domain

The Domain is another modern, planned development that promises residents all the latest amenities. With thriving corporate spaces, designer shopping and dining establishments, and everything at your fingertips, it's where busy professionals and busy families want to be.

Downtown Austin

If you're the type who loves to be at the center of it all, a luxury condo in the heart of Downtown Austin is the place for you. There's so much to do and see and you'll never be too far from the action.

The only downside is that you won't have much space or a yard, but if you're a well-off bachelor or perhaps a young, professional couple and trendy apartment-living is your style, go for a downtown home.

Hyde Park

Looking for small-town vibes with historical charm? You've found it in Hyde Park. Streets canopied with trees and gorgeous green lawns surround all kinds of residences from modern craftsman-style homes to charming Victorians.

Although a bit further out from Downtown than other beautiful Austin neighborhoods, Hyde Park is easily accessed by public transportation and is bicycle-friendly, too.


If you want the charm of downtown Austin with all the comforts and amenities you need, you'll want to check out homes in Mueller. As a strategically planned development, you'll be walking distance from great schools, all the shops, cinemas, and parks, while still only being four miles away from downtown.

In Mueller, you'll find a mixture of all-new townhouses, apartments, and multi-room homes in an eco-friendly area, making it an ideal neighborhood for families and young couples.

North Loop

Considered the next big thing in Austin, college students have flocked to North Loop as it's close to UT, a short way from Downtown, and filled with unique bars and trendy boutiques.

With affordable urban living and an adventurous spirit, check out North Loop if you're looking for a new neighborhood that's distinctly Austin.

Old West Austin

For true Austin history, homes in Old West Austin got their start from the 1800s to the 1950s, creating a unique, historical feeling throughout the neighborhood. It's on the National Historic Register and is a bit of Texas green space that brings the past to the present.

Conveniently located close to both Lake Austin and the Downtown area, you'll be able to hike a trail and enjoy a concert on the same day while living in this neighborhood.

South Austin

If you're hoping to live amongst the "weirdly" wonderful Austin culture, South Austin is the bohemian neighborhood you're after. Still considered one of the best places to live in Austin, you'll find a variety of homes from ranch styles to oddly-shaped modern masterpieces.

There's something for everyone from line dancing to retro record stores and it's the beating heart of our beloved city.


You can choose a home from the '30s, a comfortable condo, or a newly built construction in Tarrytown. Then, take up canoeing on the weekends.

West Lake Hills

Finally, if you're looking for a neighborhood that screams class and affluence, you'll want to live in West Lake Hills. Complete with one of the best school districts in the U.S. and gorgeous lake views, this area is quiet, sophisticated, and only 15 minutes from Downtown Austin.

As you can see, there are a lot of great neighborhoods in Austin and you're sure to find a few homes around town that will meet your needs. Plus, UpEquity gets you a mortgage fast to help move the process along and get you into the Austin home of your dreams.

Contact us today for more information and let's put the wheels in motion together.