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Central Austin

Glamour, intellectual chic, and eclectic vibes

Welcome to Central Austin

Step into the epitome of artistic flair and cosmopolitan finesse: Central Austin. It's the lifeblood of Austin's intellectual and creative pulse, offering a perfect blend of high-minded pursuits and urban sophistication. You'll never run out of corners to explore — from historically significant landmarks to culinary paradises (and, of course, the city's emblematic live music scene). This vibrant area presents a sumptuous backdrop for an active lifestyle, encompassing the authentic and the avant-garde.

What to Love

  • Global music hub right in your backyard
  • Lady Bird Lake, Michelin-star dining, and South Congress
  • Accessibility to Lake Austin and Lake Travis
  • University of Texas events (think high-octane sports and fine arts)
  • Diverse culture with city-bound outdoor escapes like Mt. Bonnell and Barton Springs

Local Lifestyle

Indulge in a life that's as rich in culture as luxury. Whether you're into Dali or Dylan, Central Austin's local lifestyle has got you covered. Picture yourself sipping a craft cocktail post-gallery opening or catching some rays at Barton Springs after a morning of boutique hopping. From high-end shops in the 2nd Street District to the iconic South Lamar, you'll experience the luxury and the diverse art, music, and food that gives the city its soul.

Dining and Entertainment

Allow your culinary curiosities to flourish in Central Austin. For those who relish the sophisticated and contemporary, establishments provide dining experiences that are both urbane and unparalleled. In Central Austin, every dining and entertainment experience is an affair to remember, brimming with culinary delights and luxurious atmospheres. Get ready for a grand tour of some of the finest establishments that Austin has to offer. 
The more you investigate local restaurants, the more excited you’ll become. Case in point: Uchi is a delectable eatery where sushi is not just food — it's an art form. Franklin's BBQ is a landmark in the culinary landscape of this vibrant city. The restaurant is a smoked meat sanctuary that has arguably redefined American barbecue. To add a dash of international flair, Fonda San Miguel offers the most authentic and opulent Mexican dining experience in Austin.
When the sun sets, Central Austin becomes a vibrant playground for the bon vivants. As if Central Austin didn't offer enough, there's also Higher Ground to add a luxe layer to your entertainment options. This bar and lounge provides a captivating sky-high view of the city, complementing your elevated experience with a cocktail menu that's as inventive as it is delicious.

Things to Do

When in Central Austin, a pilgrimage to Austin City Limits is practically a rite of passage. With its iconic status, this music festival is less of an event and more of a cultural phenomenon, bringing together a hodgepodge of music genres under the Texas sky.
The Texas State Capitol is a beautiful building that is the seat of the Texas government. It is open to the public for tours and a great place to learn about the history and government of Texas.
The Blanton Museum of Art is a world-class museum with a collection of over 18,000 works of art. It is a great place to see art from all over the world, and it also offers a variety of educational programs and events.
The University of Texas at Austin is a major public research university. It is home to various museums, theaters, and other attractions. It is also a great place to people-watch and enjoy the atmosphere of a college campus.
Last but certainly not least, Sixth Street is a popular entertainment district near Central Austin with seemingly endless bars, clubs, and restaurants. It is a great place to have fun and dance the night away.


Central Austinites enjoy access to Austin Independent School District, established in 1881 and operates many schools in Austin. Students may also attend top-ranked private schools such as:
  • Austin Peace Academy
  • Cathedral School of St. Mary
  • Challenger School

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Overview for Central Austin, TX

6,072 people live in Central Austin, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $48,592. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

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Around Central Austin, TX

There's plenty to do around Central Austin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taqueria Fenix, Austin Flag and Flagpole, and Lumos Fitness Collective.

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Dining 1.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.05 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 2.81 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.37 miles 39 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Central Austin, TX

Central Austin has 2,503 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Central Austin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,072 people call Central Austin home. The population density is 8,949.769 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.26 / 50.74%

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Schools in Central Austin, TX

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