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Living in Austin

Austin is the 29th 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

41 Walk Score of Austin, TX

Austin is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Go Greene Automotive

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Electric Plant

Most errands require a car in Austin.

Austin is the 29th most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 41.

Austin Apartments for Rent

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 92 68 89 7,412
2 West University 91 63 94 15,358
3 University of Texas-Austin 86 72 91 8,338
4 North University 84 63 91 4,747
5 Central East Austin 84 54 84 4,372
6 Old West Austin 83 49 84 4,424
7 East Cesar Chavez 82 49 92 3,278
8 Bouldin Creek 81 54 78 5,487
9 Holly 81 47 92 3,990
10 Hancock 78 59 89 5,001
11 Hyde Park 78 55 93 6,547
12 Chestnut 78 52 88 1,860
13 Triangle State 76 56 87 1,706
14 Zilker 76 47 81 5,772
15 Upper Boggy Creek 72 52 84 5,193
16 Dawson 71 48 67 2,634
17 Rosedale 70 44 81 3,351
18 Brentwood 70 49 83 7,409
19 South River City 68 51 73 6,490
20 Rosewood 68 49 85 4,193
21 Crestview 68 49 86 3,987
22 Highland 66 53 84 4,057
23 Wooten 65 50 74 5,345
24 North Loop 65 51 92 4,169
25 Govalle 64 46 88 4,102
26 Riverside 62 52 68 12,008
27 St. Johns 58 46 61 9,478
28 North Shoal Creek 57 45 78 3,485
29 Old Enfield 57 39 77 1,180
30 Windsor Road 56 42 78 2,978
31 Westgate 56 48 60 3,883
32 North Austin 55 46 62 27,911
33 Sweetbriar 55 47 61 6,068
34 Windsor Park 55 42 67 14,662
35 St. Edwards 54 47 61 5,290
36 RMMA 53 43 76 2,488
37 Allandale 53 42 74 9,130
38 North Lamar 52 45 48 6,502
39 South Lamar 52 46 65 8,136
40 Gateway 52 40 61 1,121
41 Georgian Acres 52 49 56 8,610
42 West Congress 52 47 63 2,623
43 Galindo 51 46 58 3,511
44 Garrison Park 50 37 65 10,723
45 South Manchaca 48 41 60 6,465
46 Coronado Hills 48 43 48 3,598
47 MLK 46 45 68 4,863
48 West Austin 46 32 64 10,514
49 North Burnet 44 39 63 4,931
50 Montropolis 43 44 50 10,521
51 Heritage Hills 41 40 53 6,089
52 Windsor Hills 41 35 43 7,102
53 Parker Lane 39 46 56 9,599
54 Franklin Park 39 38 44 16,574
55 University Hills 38 40 37 4,662
56 Barton Hills 36 33 48 8,019
57 East Congress 35 41 47 3,069
58 Pleasant Valley 35 52 56 12,676
59 McKinney 34 31 34 4,517
60 Pecan Springs Springdale 32 40 43 4,875
61 MLK-183 29 40 51 7,799
62 Northwest Hills - Far West 25 18 26 4,545
63 Johnston Terrace 25 38 63 1,850
64 Village at Western Oaks 24 15 52 6,567
65 East Oak Hill 22 19 46 13,354
66 Circle C Ranch 15 8 41 7,391
67 West Oak Hill 14 19 27 16,911
68 Southeast Austin 13 26 32 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 2,976 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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Waller Creek Boathouse

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Strange Brew Austin Coffee

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thumbnail for Go Greene AutomotiveOne of the coolest looking auto repair shops I've ever seen

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34 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 46 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.

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

54 Bike Score of Austin, TX

Austin is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Littlefield Fountain

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Austin Rowing Club

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Congress Avenue Kayaks

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Torchy's Tacos

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Austin Java

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Zocalo Cafe

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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Pease Park

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Schlotzsky's

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BARTON SPRINGS/BARTON

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Acacia Cliffs

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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El Alma

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Butler Park at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

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Pease Park

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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