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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 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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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 Apartments for Rent

View all Austin apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,384 and the average home price is $428,988.

Rental info for Bent Oaks Apartments in the Austin area
from $780
1 bed
Walk Score 67
Rental info for Villages at the Domain in the Austin area
from $1,055
Studio
Walk Score 49
Rental info for Vida in the Austin area
from $685
Studio
Walk Score 45
Rental info for Avesta Solano in the Austin area
from $695
Studio
Walk Score 26
Rental info for State House on Congress in the Austin area
from $1,364
1 bed
Walk Score 68
Rental info for Club at Summer Valley in the Austin area
from $815
1 bed
Walk Score 63
Rental info for Mint Urban Establishment in the Austin area
from $1,100
1 bed
Walk Score 59
Rental info for Alexan Vistas in the Austin area
from $1,103
1 bed
Walk Score 24

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

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 88 69 93 7,412
2 West University 87 67 91 15,358
3 University of Texas-Austin 85 77 94 8,338
4 North University 83 67 97 4,747
5 Central East Austin 81 54 93 4,372
6 Triangle State 80 58 91 1,706
7 Old West Austin 78 50 90 4,424
8 East Cesar Chavez 77 49 91 3,278
9 Hyde Park 75 58 97 6,547
10 Bouldin Creek 75 53 87 5,487
11 Holly 75 46 91 3,990
12 Hancock 74 63 95 5,001
13 Dawson 70 48 75 2,634
14 Rosedale 69 42 78 3,351
15 North Loop 67 53 92 4,169
16 Brentwood 66 50 83 7,409
17 Chestnut 65 55 93 1,860
18 Upper Boggy Creek 64 56 93 5,193
19 Zilker 64 47 88 5,772
20 Highland 63 55 85 4,057
21 Govalle 62 46 83 4,102
22 Rosewood 62 50 85 4,193
23 South River City 61 50 80 6,490
24 Crestview 61 50 73 3,987
25 Wooten 60 49 67 5,345
26 North Shoal Creek 59 44 65 3,485
27 St. Johns 58 45 57 9,478
28 Riverside 58 53 66 12,008
29 St. Edwards 55 46 66 5,290
30 Westgate 55 47 51 3,883
31 Gateway 53 36 50 1,121
32 Old Enfield 52 40 74 1,180
33 Allandale 51 43 72 9,130
34 West Congress 50 46 60 2,623
35 Sweetbriar 50 46 58 6,068
36 Windsor Park 50 42 63 14,662
37 North Austin 49 45 56 27,911
38 Georgian Acres 49 49 54 8,610
39 Windsor Road 47 43 66 2,978
40 Garrison Park 47 37 58 10,723
41 RMMA 46 44 81 2,488
42 Galindo 44 46 69 3,511
43 South Lamar 44 45 67 8,136
44 North Lamar 43 44 48 6,502
45 MLK 43 45 65 4,863
46 Coronado Hills 43 42 45 3,598
47 North Burnet 42 39 49 4,931
48 South Manchaca 41 40 59 6,465
49 University Hills 40 38 39 4,662
50 West Austin 39 32 62 10,514
51 Windsor Hills 35 33 39 7,102
52 East Congress 35 41 44 3,069
53 McKinney 35 31 39 4,517
54 Heritage Hills 34 39 50 6,089
55 Montropolis 34 44 52 10,521
56 Pleasant Valley 33 54 54 12,676
57 Parker Lane 32 45 51 9,599
58 Barton Hills 31 31 44 8,019
59 Franklin Park 31 37 44 16,574
60 Pecan Springs Springdale 30 38 43 4,875
61 MLK-183 28 40 48 7,799
62 Village at Western Oaks 25 11 55 6,567
63 Northwest Hills - Far West 24 20 25 4,545
64 Johnston Terrace 22 39 40 1,850
65 East Oak Hill 21 16 38 13,354
66 Circle C Ranch 20 6 40 7,391
67 West Oak Hill 13 17 27 16,911
68 Southeast Austin 11 25 36 2,322

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,843 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 9 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

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Austin? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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Austin Rowing Club

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Congress Avenue Kayaks

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Royal Blue Grocery

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The Lance Armstrong Bikeway

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W 5th St & Walsh St

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Tacos and Tequila

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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Strange Brew

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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

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Acacia Cliffs

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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El Alma

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Butler Park at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

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Pease Park

Photo of Pease Park in Austin

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.

Lauren
on Littlefield Fountain

Austin is Talking About...

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E Windsor Road And Pkwy

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Pease Place

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Royal Blue Grocery

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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