Eastside Austin neighborhood represents an eclectic palette of people, culture, and history. Only a mile east of downtown, this pocket of culture transformed into one of Austin’s most lively nightlife spots, rushing Austinites to the eastside to purchase hot East Austin real estate. Modern industrial urban lofts give Eastside Austin a face-lift, while still attempting to preserve its essence. Artists, hippies, young families, students, professionals, and lifetime residents infiltrate the thriving East Austin neighborhood.
Eastside Austin residents spend weekends frequenting farmer’s markets, artesian festivals, local coffee roasters, and gastro pubs and breweries. Artisanal farm to table eateries sculpt their way into this heritage rich neighborhood. Eastside Austin has seen many transitions over the last ten years while lifetime residents fight to preserve the neighborhood’s heart, charm, and affordability.
Eastside Austin housing options reflect a diverse canopy of aesthetic, form, and function. Stroll down the Eastside neighborhood, and you will find mid-century single-family homes, historical homes, unique bungalows, with a recent flux of industrial loft spaces and townhomes.
Where old transforms into the “new” Eastside, Alamo Street begins. While one home may exude historic, classic Eastside Austin pride, another home might boast a modern concrete space, with a neighboring hot pink tiny home.
East of Interstate 35 and downtown Austin, marks the Eastside Austin neighborhood. Within a mile or two from downtown Austin and the University of Texas, the desirability of this neighborhood comes to no surprise. This edgy neighborhood homes a more affordable alternative to living downtown, and is driven by a spirit of bootstrap entrepreneurism.
Frequent Eastside Austin cult classic historical bars including, The White Horse and the Historic Victory Grill. The neighborhood’s fun, eccentric edge can be seen in newer Eastside additions, such as the Blue Car Café—Austin’s very first cat café where adoptable cats from the Austin Humane Society strut their cuteness while patrons enjoy their coffee and lunch. An Austin classic since 2009, Franklin's BBQ, on historic Eastside, serves up savory ribs so velvety, patrons line up for hours for just for a taste.
Amidst the new surge of eateries, bars, and retail, stroll down the Tejano Walking Trails lined with historical churches, homes, and parks that help preserve the vibrant Latino culture imperative to Eastside Austin’s story.