Old West Austin

Relaxed Living, Centrally Located
Old West Austin is a historic neighborhood, centrally-located north of Lady Bird Lake and west of Downtown. The neighborhood’s historic district was founded in the mid-1800s, shortly after the city of Austin was established. Today, the neighborhood is a quiet one with a relaxed attitude. Even though the town is quaint, there are still plenty of things to do. In fact the neighborhood is one of the most desirable places to live with its convenient location and attractions, including the lake, hike and bike trails, and numerous parks. If you are looking for restaurants, bars, and cafes to mingle with friends, Old West Austin delivers. Galaxy Cafe West Lynn, Caffe Medici, Nau's Enfield Drug, and Josephine House are just a few signature spots. Easy access to grocery stores is included - easy to get to are the Fresh Plus Grocery and a Whole Foods Market.

For those looking to stay active, Old West Austin has destinations for residents to stay fit or just enjoy the outdoors. In town, there is the Castle Hill Fitness Gym & Spa. For parks, there is the Bailey Neighborhood Park and Seider Springs Greenbelt. Quick access to downtown Austin makes Old West Austin a great choice location-wise. It’s perfect for college students and young professionals who don’t mind a short commute so they can live in a more traditional, relaxed neighborhood.
What Old West Austin Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.4
amenities
8.0
social
7.2
management
9.0
Median rents in Old West Austin
Studio
$
1 Bedroom
$
2 Bedroom
$

Living in
Old West Austin

Central Location
Walkable
Great Restaurants and Bars
Easy Access to Groceries
Lady Bird Lake
Relaxed
Downtown Adjacent
Open Outdoor Areas
Old West Austin — 8.4/10 Rating (based on 8 neighborhood reviews)
I love that it's walking distance to Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Corepower Yoga, and 6th street.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
Close to Whole Foods, Trader Joes, West 6th street bars, the townlake YMCA and the trail at Lady Bird Lake! I also work downtown so its a perfect location, and there is plentiful guest parking on the roof!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
We are in walking distance to a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. You can also walk to West 6th street bars. There are a lot of running trails nearby at Zilker Park and along the river.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
Fantastic location. Close to downtown. Walking distance to all of Austin's fun stuff.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
It's nice to be able to walk to Whole Foods and Trader Joes for groceries. There are a lot of salons and boutique type stores in walking distance. The one downside is that there is no drug store (CVS or Walgreens) in walking distance.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
Lady Bird Lake is amazing and about 200 ft. away. The W 6th bar and restaurant scene is great. Bike trails are easily accessible. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and a bus stop are all within a block.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
Cool area, nice shops and restaurants, quick walk to anything downtown, served by several bus lines.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI 300
Neighborhood is dope.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Pressler Apartments


Getting to Know
Old West Austin

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S MoPac Expy to N Lamar Blvd
North to South Boundaries: Enfield Rd to Colorado River
dining
Josephine House
Lucky’s Puccias and Pizzeria
Rounders Pizzeria
Tacos and Tequila
The Tavern
grocery
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods
fitness
Mecca Gym & Spa
Pure Bikram Yoga - Austin Downtown
Tetra Fitness
parks
Hope Outdoor Gallery
West Austin Park & Wading Pool
coffee
Galaxy Café
bus
18 (bus)
22 (bus)
3 (bus)

Best Apartments
in Old West Austin


1 Bed $2,023
2 Beds $3,025

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1 Bed $1,400
2 Beds $1,950

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Studio $1,498
1 Bed $2,142
2 Beds $3,093

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