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Living in Austin

Austin is the 30th most walkable large city in the US with 790,390 residents.

Austin has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

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

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42 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 30th most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 42.

Austin Apartments for Rent

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 92 68 90 7,412
2 West University 92 65 94 15,358
3 University of Texas-Austin 89 72 93 8,338
4 North University 84 66 92 4,747
5 East Cesar Chavez 84 49 93 3,278
6 Central East Austin 84 53 85 4,372
7 Old West Austin 83 49 85 4,424
8 Bouldin Creek 82 54 78 5,487
9 Holly 82 49 94 3,990
10 Hancock 79 60 90 5,001
11 Hyde Park 78 56 94 6,547
12 Chestnut 78 53 90 1,860
13 Triangle State 76 58 87 1,706
14 Zilker 75 47 82 5,772
15 Upper Boggy Creek 73 54 85 5,193
16 Dawson 71 49 67 2,634
17 Brentwood 70 54 83 7,409
18 Crestview 70 52 87 3,987
19 Rosedale 70 45 81 3,351
20 Rosewood 70 50 86 4,193
21 South River City 69 52 75 6,490
22 Highland 69 56 86 4,057
23 North Loop 67 53 93 4,169
24 Wooten 64 49 74 5,345
25 Govalle 63 48 89 4,102
26 Riverside 63 52 66 12,008
27 North Shoal Creek 59 47 80 3,485
28 St. Johns 58 48 59 9,478
29 Windsor Road 57 43 79 2,978
30 Westgate 57 46 62 3,883
31 Old Enfield 57 39 79 1,180
32 West Congress 56 49 58 2,623
33 North Lamar 56 44 49 6,502
34 Sweetbriar 55 51 58 6,068
35 Windsor Park 55 45 66 14,662
36 St. Edwards 55 47 60 5,290
37 South Lamar 54 48 66 8,136
38 North Austin 54 45 61 27,911
39 Allandale 53 45 74 9,130
40 Garrison Park 53 42 65 10,723
41 RMMA 53 47 77 2,488
42 Gateway 53 37 57 1,121
43 Galindo 51 46 57 3,511
44 South Manchaca 51 45 60 6,465
45 Georgian Acres 51 48 54 8,610
46 Coronado Hills 50 44 46 3,598
47 MLK 49 47 69 4,863
48 West Austin 45 32 60 10,514
49 North Burnet 45 40 59 4,931
50 Montropolis 44 46 50 10,521
51 Heritage Hills 43 39 55 6,089
52 Windsor Hills 42 31 41 7,102
53 Parker Lane 42 42 57 9,599
54 Franklin Park 40 41 41 16,574
55 Barton Hills 36 34 49 8,019
56 East Congress 35 45 45 3,069
57 University Hills 35 41 34 4,662
58 Pleasant Valley 35 53 57 12,676
59 McKinney 32 36 32 4,517
60 Pecan Springs Springdale 30 40 40 4,875
61 MLK-183 29 41 50 7,799
62 Northwest Hills - Far West 25 18 21 4,545
63 Johnston Terrace 24 39 60 1,850
64 East Oak Hill 23 21 45 13,354
65 Village at Western Oaks 22 17 50 6,567
66 Circle C Ranch 17 8 39 7,391
67 West Oak Hill 14 18 27 16,911
68 Southeast Austin 12 29 30 2,322

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Austin

Average square footage 2200
Homeowners have 3.4 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.4 bathrooms
Age of home 23 years
Average time living in home 11 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Austin Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 3,429 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Austin.

People in Austin can walk to an average of 0.8 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Torchy's Tacos

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Austin Java

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35 Transit Score of Austin, TX

Austin has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Austin apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Austin has some public transportation and about 58 bus and 1 light 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 Rowing Club

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Congress Avenue Kayaks

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Waller Creek Boathouse

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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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TNT

54 Bike Score of Austin, TX

Austin is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Waller Creek Boathouse

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Strange Brew Austin Coffee

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Zocalo Cafe

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Pease Park

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Schlotzsky's

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Barton Springs/Barton

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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Acacia Cliffs

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El Alma

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Butler Park at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

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Pease Park

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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Austin is Talking About...

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Pease Park

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E Windsor Road And Pkwy

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Pease Place

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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