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Living in Austin

Austin is the 33rd 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.

Nearby Apartments

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 33rd most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 40.

Austin Apartments for Rent

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 90 68 89 7,412
2 West University 87 63 95 15,358
3 University of Texas-Austin 86 72 89 8,338
4 North University 85 63 90 4,747
5 Central East Austin 81 53 85 4,372
6 Old West Austin 81 49 82 4,424
7 Holly 79 47 92 3,990
8 East Cesar Chavez 79 49 91 3,278
9 Triangle State 78 56 87 1,706
10 Bouldin Creek 78 54 78 5,487
11 Chestnut 77 52 92 1,860
12 Hancock 75 59 89 5,001
13 Hyde Park 75 55 93 6,547
14 Brentwood 71 49 82 7,409
15 Rosedale 70 44 81 3,351
16 Dawson 69 48 66 2,634
17 Zilker 68 47 81 5,772
18 Crestview 68 49 84 3,987
19 Upper Boggy Creek 67 52 84 5,193
20 South River City 67 51 72 6,490
21 Govalle 67 46 85 4,102
22 Highland 66 53 80 4,057
23 Rosewood 66 49 84 4,193
24 Wooten 65 50 73 5,345
25 North Loop 64 51 92 4,169
26 Riverside 63 52 66 12,008
27 North Shoal Creek 61 45 74 3,485
28 St. Johns 59 46 62 9,478
29 Sweetbriar 57 47 60 6,068
30 Old Enfield 56 39 80 1,180
31 Westgate 56 48 51 3,883
32 RMMA 55 43 74 2,488
33 Georgian Acres 54 49 52 8,610
34 Windsor Park 54 42 63 14,662
35 St. Edwards 54 47 61 5,290
36 Allandale 54 42 74 9,130
37 West Congress 53 47 64 2,623
38 North Austin 52 46 60 27,911
39 Gateway 52 40 64 1,121
40 Windsor Road 49 42 75 2,978
41 Garrison Park 48 37 59 10,723
42 North Lamar 48 45 44 6,502
43 Galindo 47 46 60 3,511
44 North Burnet 46 39 60 4,931
45 University Hills 46 40 38 4,662
46 West Austin 46 32 63 10,514
47 South Lamar 46 46 67 8,136
48 Coronado Hills 45 43 52 3,598
49 MLK 45 45 66 4,863
50 South Manchaca 44 41 54 6,465
51 Windsor Hills 41 35 40 7,102
52 East Congress 40 41 47 3,069
53 Franklin Park 38 38 45 16,574
54 McKinney 37 31 41 4,517
55 Heritage Hills 36 40 47 6,089
56 Montropolis 36 44 44 10,521
57 Parker Lane 35 46 52 9,599
58 Barton Hills 34 33 47 8,019
59 Pleasant Valley 34 52 54 12,676
60 Pecan Springs Springdale 33 40 40 4,875
61 Johnston Terrace 31 38 71 1,850
62 MLK-183 27 40 52 7,799
63 Northwest Hills - Far West 26 18 21 4,545
64 Village at Western Oaks 24 15 49 6,567
65 East Oak Hill 23 19 43 13,354
66 Circle C Ranch 14 8 37 7,391
67 West Oak Hill 14 19 27 16,911
68 Southeast Austin 11 26 31 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 3,796 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Austin.

People in Austin can walk to an average of 0.9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Waller Creek Boathouse

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Strange Brew Austin Coffee

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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 63 bus lines.

Transit Time

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

Neighborhood Guides

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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

Bike Score of Austin, TX

Austin is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Torchy's Tacos

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Austin Java

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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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on Littlefield Fountain

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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