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Living in West University Austin

West University is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Austin with 15,358 residents.

West University has good public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: North University, Windsor Road, Old Enfield, University of Texas-Austin, Hancock, Rosedale and Downtown.

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Walk Score of West University, Austin, TX

West University is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Littlefield Fountain in West University, Austin

Littlefield Fountain

Photo of Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion in West University, Austin

Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in West University Austin.

West University is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Austin with a Walk Score of 87.

Find apartments in Austin's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, West University and University of Texas-Austin.

West University Neighborhood Ranking

Compare West University to other 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 86 72 94 8,338
4 North University 85 63 97 4,747

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 181 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in West University.

People in West University can walk to an average of 15 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in West University, Austin

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Photo of The Drag in West University, Austin

The Drag

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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

Transit Score of West University, Austin, TX

West University has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find West University Austin apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

West University has good public transportation and about 15 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from West University on public transit.

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West University has about 4 car shares from Zipcar and Getaround.

Bike Score of West University, Austin, TX

West University is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Crime in West University

= Lowest Crime

West University has less personal crime and more property crime per person than the Austin average.

West University Crime Rate

Compared to all Austin neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in West University Austin?

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Photo of GUADALUPE/27TH STREET in West University, Austin

GUADALUPE/27TH STREET

Photo of University Co-Op in West University, Austin

University Co-Op

Photo of GUADALUPE/W. 21ST STREET in West University, Austin

GUADALUPE/W. 21ST STREET

Photo of 26TH/RIO GRANDE in West University, Austin

26TH/RIO GRANDE

Photo of Renaissance Market On 23rd Street in West University, Austin

Renaissance Market On 23rd Street

Photo of University Co-Op in West University, Austin

University Co-Op

thumbnail for Texas Federation of Women's Clubs MansionWest University is full of both bustling apartment complexes and beautiful, sprawling mansions, such as the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.

Lauren
on Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

thumbnail for GUADALUPE/27TH STREETLarge homes like this fraternity house can be found in North University.

Lauren
on GUADALUPE/27TH STREET

thumbnail for GUADALUPE/W. 21ST STREETThis iconic place is tucked away in the middle of West University. Almost as famous as the city of Austin itself, this friendly frog greets students as they walk through West University on their way to campus.

Lauren
on GUADALUPE/W. 21ST STREET

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