Surrounding one of the largest universities in the nation, the University of Texas neighborhood, bordering West Campus, East Austin, and downtown, is populated largely by students and professors. A neighborhood known for its lively nature, it also hones beautiful rolling hills and historic homes. With no shortage of shopping, nightlife, restaurants, and coffee shops, most residents of the UT Austin neighborhood walk to class, work, errands, and outings. Since only about 12% of students live on campus, many find off campus housing in its bordering neighborhoods.
Downtown Austin is the central business district of Austin and directly to the south of UT Austin. From the famous downtown nightlife of 6th street, to the vast convenience of Whole Foods, fun eateries, upscale stores, and modern apartments, students and recent graduates love to live near the action in the heart of Austin.
West Campus is a separate neighborhood from UT Austin campus, just west of the university. Home to beautiful parks, like Pease Park and Redbud Park. Pease Park provides a 42-acre expanse marked for recreation and respite in nature. Redbud park is a popular dog park saturated with beautifully carved trails for you and your furry companion. Older homes of all shapes and sizes, and new and old apartment and condominiums line the streets, while grandiose Victorian houses, home to various campus sororities and fraternities, sprinkle the well-lit streets.
Eclectic and gritty East Austin sits to the east of downtown and the UT Austin campus on the other side of Interstate 35. Students flock to this neighborhood for the urban charm, more affordable housing options, and artistic flare.
North Campus and Hyde Park
Within a two mile bike ride to the University of Texas, students adore this slower paced community that serves buckets of small town Austin weird charm. The eclectic bungalows are particularly appealing to recent grads that crave a home and neighborhood they can grow with, and fall in love with for its convenience, community, and particular beauty.