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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.

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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 33rd most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 39.

Austin Apartments for Rent

View all Austin apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,500 and the average home price is $436,350.

Rental info for Be In the Mode Apartments in the Austin area
from $875
Studio
Walk Score 73
Rental info for Northshore in the Austin area
from $1,758
1 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for Vineyard Hills in the Austin area
from $889
1 bed
Walk Score 16
Rental info for The Bowie in the Austin area
from $1,805
Studio
Walk Score 92
Rental info for Arya in the Austin area
from $800
Studio
Walk Score 60
Rental info for Abacus Southside in the Austin area
from $1,175
1 bed
Walk Score 59
Rental info for The Catherine in the Austin area
from $1,873
1 bed
Walk Score 75
Rental info for Sabina in the Austin area
from $1,310
Studio
Walk Score 74

To view Austin homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 90 68 93 7,412
2 West University 87 63 91 15,358
3 University of Texas-Austin 84 72 94 8,338
4 Central East Austin 82 53 93 4,372
5 North University 81 63 97 4,747
6 East Cesar Chavez 80 49 91 3,278
7 Old West Austin 78 49 90 4,424
8 Triangle State 78 56 91 1,706
9 Bouldin Creek 77 54 87 5,487
10 Holly 77 47 91 3,990
11 Hyde Park 75 55 97 6,547
12 Hancock 75 59 95 5,001
13 Dawson 72 48 75 2,634
14 Rosedale 72 44 78 3,351
15 Chestnut 69 52 93 1,860
16 Brentwood 68 49 83 7,409
17 North Loop 66 51 92 4,169
18 Zilker 65 47 88 5,772
19 Rosewood 65 49 85 4,193
20 Govalle 65 46 83 4,102
21 Crestview 65 49 73 3,987
22 Upper Boggy Creek 65 52 93 5,193
23 Highland 64 53 85 4,057
24 Wooten 63 50 67 5,345
25 South River City 63 51 80 6,490
26 Riverside 61 52 66 12,008
27 St. Johns 58 46 57 9,478
28 Westgate 56 48 51 3,883
29 St. Edwards 56 47 66 5,290
30 North Shoal Creek 55 45 65 3,485
31 Old Enfield 54 39 74 1,180
32 Sweetbriar 54 47 58 6,068
33 Allandale 54 42 72 9,130
34 West Congress 53 47 60 2,623
35 Windsor Park 52 42 63 14,662
36 Gateway 52 40 50 1,121
37 RMMA 51 43 81 2,488
38 North Austin 51 46 56 27,911
39 Windsor Road 51 42 66 2,978
40 Georgian Acres 51 49 54 8,610
41 Garrison Park 48 37 58 10,723
42 Coronado Hills 47 43 45 3,598
43 Galindo 46 46 69 3,511
44 MLK 46 45 65 4,863
45 North Burnet 45 39 49 4,931
46 North Lamar 45 45 48 6,502
47 South Lamar 45 46 67 8,136
48 South Manchaca 44 41 59 6,465
49 West Austin 44 32 62 10,514
50 University Hills 43 40 39 4,662
51 Windsor Hills 38 35 39 7,102
52 East Congress 37 41 44 3,069
53 Franklin Park 37 38 44 16,574
54 Montropolis 35 44 52 10,521
55 Heritage Hills 35 40 50 6,089
56 McKinney 34 31 39 4,517
57 Pleasant Valley 34 52 54 12,676
58 Parker Lane 33 46 51 9,599
59 Pecan Springs Springdale 31 40 43 4,875
60 Barton Hills 31 33 44 8,019
61 Johnston Terrace 28 38 40 1,850
62 MLK-183 27 40 48 7,799
63 Village at Western Oaks 25 15 55 6,567
64 Northwest Hills - Far West 24 18 25 4,545
65 East Oak Hill 22 19 38 13,354
66 Circle C Ranch 19 8 40 7,391
67 West Oak Hill 13 19 27 16,911
68 Southeast Austin 10 26 36 2,322

Eating & Drinking

There are about 3,136 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Austin.

People in Austin can walk to an average of 0.6 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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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.

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Austin has about 91 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

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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Crime in Austin

= Lowest Crime

Each year in Austin, 14 violent crimes and 37 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

Use our crime maps to find an apartment for rent in a safe Austin neighborhood.

Pick a neighborhood to see crime maps or type an address to see the Crime Grade for that location.

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Littlefield Fountain

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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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Strange Brew Austin Coffee

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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

jensilverful
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.

Lauren
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.

Cyndy Stewart
on Austin Rowing Club

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