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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 $1,395 and the average home price is $435,075.

Rental info for The Catherine in the Austin area
from $1,625
Studio
Walk Score 76
Rental info for Ladera Apartment Homes in the Austin area
from $997
1 bed
Walk Score 28
Rental info for Meritage at Steiner Ranch in the Austin area
from $978
1 bed
Walk Score 17
Rental info for The Ridge at Barton Creek in the Austin area
from $903
1 bed
Walk Score 23
Rental info for Abacus Southside in the Austin area
from $1,175
1 bed
Walk Score 54
Rental info for Oxford at Tech Ridge in the Austin area
from $893
1 bed
Walk Score 21
Rental info for Terrain in the Austin area
from $949
1 bed
Walk Score 52
Rental info for Hardrock Canyon in the Austin area
from $865
1 bed
Walk Score 72

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

Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

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

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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.

icon for car shares in Austin

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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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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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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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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