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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 does not have many bike lanes.

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

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Austin Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 88 69 88 7,412
2 West University 87 67 90 15,358
3 University of Texas-Austin 85 77 80 8,338
4 North University 83 67 90 4,747
5 Central East Austin 81 54 78 4,372
6 Triangle State 80 58 75 1,706
7 Old West Austin 78 50 84 4,424
8 East Cesar Chavez 77 49 81 3,278
9 Hyde Park 75 58 83 6,547
10 Bouldin Creek 75 53 75 5,487
11 Holly 75 46 79 3,990
12 Hancock 74 63 81 5,001
13 Dawson 70 48 70 2,634
14 Rosedale 69 42 67 3,351
15 North Loop 67 53 84 4,169
16 Brentwood 66 50 74 7,409
17 Chestnut 65 55 76 1,860
18 Upper Boggy Creek 64 56 80 5,193
19 Zilker 64 47 76 5,772
20 Highland 63 55 70 4,057
21 Govalle 62 46 76 4,102
22 Rosewood 62 50 72 4,193
23 South River City 61 50 70 6,490
24 Crestview 61 50 64 3,987
25 Wooten 60 49 56 5,345
26 North Shoal Creek 59 44 59 3,485
27 St. Johns 58 45 49 9,478
28 Riverside 58 53 63 12,008
29 St. Edwards 55 46 60 5,290
30 Westgate 55 47 50 3,883
31 Gateway 53 36 46 1,121
32 Old Enfield 52 40 71 1,180
33 Allandale 51 43 59 9,130
34 West Congress 50 46 54 2,623
35 Sweetbriar 50 46 53 6,068
36 Windsor Park 50 42 57 14,662
37 North Austin 49 45 49 27,911
38 Georgian Acres 49 49 48 8,610
39 Windsor Road 47 43 70 2,978
40 Garrison Park 47 37 51 10,723
41 RMMA 46 44 71 2,488
42 Galindo 44 46 56 3,511
43 South Lamar 44 45 56 8,136
44 North Lamar 43 44 43 6,502
45 MLK 43 45 57 4,863
46 Coronado Hills 43 42 40 3,598
47 North Burnet 42 39 45 4,931
48 South Manchaca 41 40 54 6,465
49 University Hills 40 38 36 4,662
50 West Austin 39 32 58 10,514
51 Windsor Hills 35 33 33 7,102
52 East Congress 35 41 45 3,069
53 McKinney 35 31 34 4,517
54 Heritage Hills 34 39 35 6,089
55 Montropolis 34 44 36 10,521
56 Pleasant Valley 33 54 42 12,676
57 Parker Lane 32 45 46 9,599
58 Barton Hills 31 31 52 8,019
59 Franklin Park 31 37 37 16,574
60 Pecan Springs Springdale 30 38 38 4,875
61 MLK-183 28 40 41 7,799
62 Village at Western Oaks 25 11 44 6,567
63 Northwest Hills - Far West 24 20 25 4,545
64 Johnston Terrace 22 39 33 1,850
65 East Oak Hill 21 16 32 13,354
66 Circle C Ranch 20 6 37 7,391
67 West Oak Hill 13 17 22 16,911
68 Southeast Austin 11 25 34 2,322

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,791 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Austin.

People in Austin can walk to an average of 0.8 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 62 bus and 1 rail 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

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Bike Score of Austin, TX

Austin is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Austin

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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

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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

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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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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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