East Austin

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’s ever-growing skyline continues to fill in. More than just a designation on the map, East Austin has come to represent itself as unique identity among the various regions and neighborhoods that make Austin special. Located west of Interstate 35, east of US-183, south of US-290, and north of the river, East Austin homes for sale are in Travis County’s 78723, 78702 and 78721 zip codes. Buyers looking for homes in East Austin may want to consider Springdale, Forest Heights, Rosewood, MLK, Rathgeber Village, Govalle, Guadalupe-Saldana, Windsor Park, Holly or other small communities within this region. A home is more than the sum of its parts. It is by extension, part of the people who live there. Some people want to be part of a subdivision where the age and style of the homes are consistent. For buyers who value a unique style, the eclectic nature of these East Austin homes for sale is apparent from one front door to the next. Driving through this community, one has a sense that homes in East Austin are a grab bag of individually-styled dwellings. From clapboard-sided historic homes, that predate the automobile, to contemporary wonders of cubic Bauhaus architecture, East Austin reflects the “Keep It Weird” attitude of many Austinites. But, buyers searching for East Austin homes for sale will also find lovingly-restored mid-century ranchers and eco-friendly metal roof bungalows with cisterns and xeriscaped yards. Amid this small section of Austin lies a cultural community that thrives because of the diversity, of the people who inhabit this community.

As part of the vitality and essence of the East side, there is an artistic energy from so many creatives collaborating and sharing their work. No single event is a better example of this than the Eastside Studio Tour. This annual event happens over two weekends in the Fall. More than 350 venues (many of which are private houses) throughout the East side become host to dozens of artists raising the total of contributors into the thousands, each showcasing their individual creative expressions. The exhibition provides a wonderful way for you to discover Austin’s Eastside and the people who make it so appealing. Other seasonal events include South by Southwest when hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on the city in search of headlining national and local acts musical acts, staged throughout this region and the downtown core. Buyers considering East Austin homes for sale will also be pleased to learn about the weekly activities in this area. Every Sunday, at the Plaza Saltillo there is the Hope Farmers market featuring locally-grown food from conscientious growers, food vendors, and handmade crafts by regional artisans. Buyers who are pet lovers will find most establishments are very friendly to their four-legged companions. Many like to head out to run and play along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trails along Ladybird Lake.

Highly-rated Austin ISD serves students in East Austin. Buyers can find more information about performance scores and public school ratings throughout the region by asking your Realty Austin agent for details regarding the particular neighborhood in consideration. Also, there are several private institutions in the area which offer exceptional education for students ranging in 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.