So Downtown Austin is centrally-located and it’s kind of like a grid and you’ve 35 MoPac and north you’ve got MLK and then you’ve got South Congress. If you wanted to get over to the airport, it’s about 10 to 15 minutes so very easy access to get in and out of downtown. Some of the top high rises, the newer high rises you’ve got more of a medium price range at the 360 Condominiums, which is located at 3rd and Oasis. You’ve also got the Spring, which is centrally located right next to Whole Foods. There’s price range between $400,000.00 on up to $700,000.00 for your 2-bedroom.
You can also get up to a three-bedroom in that building. Some of the smaller 1-bedrooms in the property are around $200,000.00 to $250,000.00 and then you’ve got your ultra-luxury properties, which are gonna be a much higher price point but will still have some available at the W, the Four Seasons and The Austonian. If you’re looking for more affordability in downtown, you can go to buildings such as the Railyard. You’ve got Avenue Lofts. You’ve also got The Brown Building, which is the only historical building in Downtown Austin.
What attracts a lot of the residents down here is the ability to hop on the Hike-and-Bike Trail. Most of the buildings downtown allow you easy access or direct access to the Hike-and-Bike Trail. Take a run, go for a bike ride, walk your dogs (it’s a huge dog city down here), you’ve also got Zilker Park and Public Square Park, and you can even head on over to Barton Springs and swim. Another attraction for downtown is the arts and theaters and music that you’ve got Austin Music Hall across the way, La Zona Rosa, you can enjoy the Ballet Austin, plus there’s the Paramount Theatre Convention Center on the Auditorium Shores, everything just minutes from your doorstep. If you’re living in downtown with kiddos, it’s the Austin Independent School District and you Peace Elementary, which services K through 5th Grade, O. Henry Middle School services 6th through 8th and then Austin High School services 9th through 12th.
You have a lot of local restaurants that you can enjoy. Right in the heart of the city you’ve got Garrido’s, which is a nice high-end Mexican restaurant, Mulberry’s, Taverna, which is a good Italian restaurant. You’ve also sushi opportunities. You can go down to Maiko. You’ve got Kenichi down here, which is a fabulous restaurant as well and there is always Perry’s Steakhouse.
You also have a Ruth’s Chris down here. There are several boutiques down here very close to all the high rises. You can head on over to 2nd Street Warehouse District where you can find stores like Girl Next Door. Of course everyone that lives down here really likes to enjoy Whole Foods. It’s the flagship Whole Foods, located at 6th and Lamar. A great place to go shopping, also a fantastic place if you wanna just grab some food and for some local opportunities you’ve got Royal Blue Grocery right downstairs, 360 as well as over on 2nd Street. It’s a very fun, energetic, laid-back city so close to the water.
It’s really great to live in Downtown Austin and it’s small yet inviting and very warm downtown.