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Living in Austin

Austin is the 34th most walkable large city in the US with 790,390 residents.

Austin has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Austin neighborhoods are Downtown, West University and University of Texas.

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Walk Score of Austin, TX

Austin is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Austin Rowing Club

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Congress Avenue Kayaks

Most errands require a car in Austin.

Austin is the 34th most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 35.

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 86 68 88 7,568
2 West University 85 67 89 15,907
3 University of Texas 81 76 80 7,468
4 North University 81 67 90 4,729
5 Triangle State 80 56 75 1,699
6 Central East Austin 79 55 79 4,429
7 Old West Austin 77 48 83 4,338
8 Bouldin 77 51 76 5,426
9 Hyde Park 76 58 83 5,902
10 Hancock 74 64 81 4,712
11 East Cesar Chavez 74 52 81 3,361
12 Zilker 69 42 76 5,737
13 Holly 69 48 79 4,004
14 Chestnut 68 55 76 1,716
15 Dawson 68 47 70 2,776
16 North Loop 67 54 85 5,064
17 South River City 64 50 70 6,254
18 Brentwood 63 48 74 7,538
19 Upper Boggy Creek 63 57 80 5,244
20 Rosedale 63 40 65 5,927
21 Highland 62 54 68 4,853
22 St. Johns 59 47 49 8,731
23 North Shoal Creek 59 39 59 3,473
24 Rosewood 59 51 72 4,123
25 Wooten 59 46 56 5,345
26 Riverside 58 54 63 11,798
27 West Gate 57 44 50 3,885
28 Crestview 57 48 64 4,012
29 Govalle 57 47 76 4,239
30 St. Edwards 54 45 60 5,257
31 Sweet Briar 52 46 53 5,758
32 Gateway 52 39 46 1,079
33 West Congress 51 47 55 2,647
34 Windsor Park 50 43 57 14,797
35 Georgian Acres 50 48 47 8,493
36 Windsor Road 50 45 70 4,393
37 Allandale 49 40 57 6,618
38 North Austin 47 43 49 28,252
39 Garrison Park 47 38 51 10,935
40 RMMA 46 47 74 2,250
41 Coronado Hills 46 43 40 3,625
42 North Lamar 46 41 43 6,432
43 South Lamar 45 43 56 7,901
44 Galindo 42 45 56 3,684
45 South Manchaca 41 42 54 6,408
46 Heritage Hills 39 40 34 6,165
47 MLK 39 45 57 4,851
48 University Hills 38 38 36 4,645
49 Mckinney 37 32 34 4,569
50 East Congress 37 44 45 3,314
51 North Burnett 35 37 44 4,583
52 Windsor Hills 35 33 33 6,971
53 Parker Lane 33 46 46 9,629
54 Pleasant Valley 33 55 43 12,731
55 Montopolis 32 45 36 10,462
56 Barton Hills 30 32 52 8,009
57 Franklin Park 30 37 37 16,732
58 MLK 183 28 41 41 7,716
59 Pecan Springs Springdale 28 39 38 4,783
60 Johnston Terrace 24 42 33 1,828
61 East Oak Hill 22 19 32 14,363
62 Southeast 11 26 34 2,263
63 West Oak Hill 9 20 25 14,542

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,936 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Austin.

People in Austin can walk to an average of 0.7 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Torchy's Tacos

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Zocalo Cafe

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Transit Score of Austin, TX

Austin has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Austin apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Austin has some public transportation and about 61 bus and 1 rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Austin on public transit.

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Austin has about 90 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

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Royal Blue Grocery

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Violet Crown Cinema

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Vince Young Steakhouse

Jessica

Key Achievements: Partnered with Social Good Summit + Austin and Imagine Austin | Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) formed with resolution passed by City of Austin City Council and WalkAustin in Sept 2013 after receiving grant to bring America Walks/CDC Workshop to Austin in May 2013. Co-organizer World Car Free Day called CarFreeDayATX 2012- support from Austin City Council and community at large in less than 6 weeks. Beyond2ndNature co-founder | President (11/12-5/13)

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The Lance Armstrong Bikeway

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W 5th St & Walsh St

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Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail Head

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Bike Score of Austin, TX

Austin is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Austin Java

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Pease Park

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Schlotzsky's

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BARTON SPRINGS/BARTON

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Acacia Cliffs

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El Alma

thumbnail for Electric PlantHolly houses the trail, this power plant and an abundance of street art ... Some of which may not be innocent street art if you know what I mean

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on Electric Plant

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Butler Park at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

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Pease Park

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Pease Park

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E Windsor Road And Pkwy

thumbnail for Littlefield FountainThis iconic view of the Tower is what UT is famous for. The fountain is often off in the summer to conserve water, but when it's on, it's even more spectacular.

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on Littlefield Fountain

Austin is Talking About...

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Pease Place

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Royal Blue Grocery

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Violet Crown Cinema

thumbnail for Austin Rowing ClubAustin Rowing Club is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing in Austin, Texas. ARC is a partner of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department in the management of Waller Creek Boathouse. ARC offers a variety of low-cost and no-cost rowing programs for junior and adult rowers. Each year, ARC hosts three nationally recognized rowing events at Lady Bird Lake, and sends rowers to competitions all over the world.

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on Austin Rowing Club

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