Away from center
Largely residential but still close to Downtown Austin, this East Austin neighborhood offers local living within easy proximity to the heart of the action. It is a favorite among University of Texas students looking to escape the campus scene, making a young area with a number of good cafes and bars. The neighborhood enjoys a tightly-knit community that values its green spaces, quiet areas and southern style. In recent years, it has become popular among young professionals and creative types looking for an escape from the more intense areas of East Austin.