East Austin is an amalgamation of eclectic neighborhoods east of Interstate 35, west of US-183, south of US-290, and north of the Colorado River. From Windsor Park to Cherrywood to the university named streets of University Hills, East Austin has been transformed over the last 10 years driven by access to downtown and an abundance of homes and lots ready for renovation and development.
East Austin is a large, eclectic area on the east side of the city that has seen a resurgence in the past decade as Downtown Austin has pushed its borders and affordable housing became available nearby. East Austin in itself has come to be known for its unique identity of housing styles, local iconic restaurants and a new vibe among the various regions and neighborhoods.
East Austin is represented by the following zip codes: 78723, 78702 and 78721. Buyers have a variety of options when looking to buy homes in East Austin. Neighborhoods that have unique appeals are Windsor Park, Dellwood, Cherrywood, Rosewood, Chestnut, Holly, Springdale, and Govalle, The community of East Austin is as diverse and wonderful as any in the city. It is a mixture of the old and the new, the classic styles of the 1950’s and the best that Modern Architecture has to offer. From vibrant urban areas like the revitalized East 6 th Street to community-focused parks the neighborhood is attracting those who want to experience the best of urban living with the friendly waves of neighbors and a strong sense of community values.
Driving through East Austin you will see a variety of architecture: from clapboard-sided historic homes that come from the early 1900’s to the ultra-modern condominiums that offer Work/Live opportunities for a modern living option to the cubic Bauhaus architecture. The East Austin community epitomizes the catch phrase "Keep Austin Weird" and the attitudes to which it refers. East Austinites value diversity and the growth and expansion that has blossomed in the last 10 years benefits the residents who call East Austin home.
The annual Juneteenth celebration is hosted in East Austin in Emancipation or Rosewood Park, which was purchased by the African American community specifically for that purpose. It is the site of one of the nation’s original Juneteenth commemoration locations. Also, Fiesta Gardens is the main public park hosting many events throughout the year.
The Holly Neighborhood borders the lake and is known for its many family-owned dining establishments. With a reputation for some of the best Bar-B-Que around, East Austin is home to La Barbecue. Looking for authentic East Austin vibe, at the corner of Holly St. and Robert Martinez Jr. St. is Launderette, which is a former laundromat, now converted to a retro cafe. In the heart of the neighborhood is Juan in a Million, an iconic Tex- Mex restaurant open for breakfast and lunch.
East Austin is also known for its vibrant arts scene where you can catch performances at the Vortex on Manor Road. When you look south of the Vortex you will find Flatbed Press, Imagine Art, and the Photo Méthode Gallery. The Cherrywood Art Fair, an annual event that East-siders look forward to each year. It brings in a variety of local artisans to display their craft.
Austin Independent School District serves the community of East Austin. Elementary schools are represented by Campbell Elementary (PK-5), Maplewood Elementary (PK-5) and Pickle Elementary (K-5). Middle Schools that serve East Austin are Webb Middle School (6-8), Kealing Middle School (6-8) and Pecan Springs Middle School (6-8). The High-Schools that serve East Austin are Eastside Memorial High School (9-12), McCallum High School (9-12) and LBJ High School (9-12). Magnet schools are prevalent in on the east side including a nationally recognized Kealing Middle (6-8) Magnet School focusing on advanced academics and Liberal Arts and Science Academy is one of the most highly regarded High Schools in the area. Also, there are several private institutions in the area which offer exceptional education for students ranging ages from early development up to accredited college preparatory schools with advanced placement courses. Among the notable institutions of higher learning nearby, there is Huston-Tillotson University, The Eastview Campus of Austin Community College, and, of course, the University of Texas-Austin. All of which are a short drive from homes for sale in East Austin.
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