Downtown Austin Homes for Sale
Downtown Austin, a multi-faced home base of the city's central business district, city and state government buildings, two full-fledged entertainment boroughs, three huge medical facilities, bordering the country's largest university and celebrated city waterfront park, is now a booming sky rise town.Tightly bordered between N Lamar to the west, Lady Bird Lake to the south, I-35 to the east and MLK/ The University of Texas at Austin to the north, there's nowhere to go but up, and a mélange of builders, developers and urban dwellers have gotten in on the secret that Austin is the place to be. Read more
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- Pending - Taking Backups
- Block 155 Original City
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- Prudential Texas Realty
This Is One Of The Only Remaining Truly Historical Buildings In Downtown Austin, Situated Just Th...
- MLS® #:
- Block 153 Original City
- Property Listed By:
- Choban & Associates
Downtown Austin Homes
Already established as a sophisticated college town, fusing cache´ as the booming state's capital with notoriety as a cultural dynasty - constant film industry biz + being widely recognized as the 'Live Music Capital of the World' = tourism, imported spenders and relocation, ' a friendlier version of an urban town has erupted at the crossroads of the Texas Plains and bucolic Hill Country.
Also established is the city center's grid and layout. With the State Capital as the focus point (and center of a regime of state buildings) interrupting the flow of main drag Congress Avenue, regions have already taken root. The Bourbon-street feel of the 6th Street District in the southeast sector stakes out a huge core of the city's live music venues, restaurants and bars along a 7-block corridor, playing host to the acclaimed South by Southwest festival, headquartered at the mammoth Hilton Hotel and Convention Center two blocks away.
Northeastern downtown comprises of Brackenridge, Seton and St. David's medical facilities, just north of Red River's music venue corridor, while the Southwestern sector houses the largest redevelopment district with the entertainment-focused Warehouse, 2nd Street and Market Districts; including the Whole Foods flagship store and a retail sector serving not only the hip and contemporary tastes of the new downtown market.
If the city's downtown development history has been cyclical, Austin hopes to retain momentum of the latest boom. Retaining its charm since the last high-rise in 1983, mayoral support plus an ever-expanding job market have quickly changed the face of the city, repositioning its focus on densely built areas, areas that are self-contained and amenity-complete in order to reduce automobile traffic and build closer community ties.
The goal: 10,000 people to live downtown by 2010, 25,000 by 2015.
Luxury condos began to exude in 2001 in the establishment of the Nokonah, once home to Ann Richards and Dan Rather, fusing with the Austin mainstays of Whole Foods, Book People, Waterloo Records and advertising giant GSD&M Idea City.
Topping recent lists* across the nation for business growth, relocation, desirability and affordable construction, Austin has shot up in the luxury market, with mainstays like the Four Seasons Residences (along with the Hilton residences built above the 2001 downtown hotel), currently offering the costliest condos with the allure and amenities of a full-service hotel.
*Some recent accolades:
- Austin #2 in the world for per capita employment in IT and computer manufacturing ' Silicon Valley Network
- UT/Austin one of Top Ten Universities that Drive Economic Development - Austin Technology Incubator
- Austin one of Top Ten Places in the South for the Creative Class ' Southern Business and Development
- Austin is #2 Best Walking City ' Prevention Magazine
- Austin in Top 5 Places to Embrace Urban Life by Men's Journal
- Austin #7 among Hottest Job Markets for Young Adults ' bizjournals.com
- Austin Top Ten US City for Renewable Energy - SustainLane
- Austin one of 10 Greenest Cities in America - MSN Cityguide
- Austin's Green Power Program #1 in Nation - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Austin is Top 5 market for Relocation - Worldwide ERC & Primacy Americas
- Austin is America's Best City of Hispanics - Hispanic Magazine
- Austin is No. 1 for Business Vitality - Wall Street Journal and Moody's Economy.com
- Austin is City Where Business Opportunity is Greatest for Growing Companies - Expansion Management
- Austin is one of 'America's Favorite Cities' - Travel + Leisure Magazine
- Austin is 2nd Best Big City in America ' Money Magazine, 2006
Downtown Austin Real Estate Stats
- Date Established: 1830s
- Location: MLS area DT
- Zip Code: 78701 homes for sale
- Neighboring Communities: Brykerwoods, Tarrytown, Clarksville, UT, East Side, South Congress, Travis Heights, Barton Hills, Barton Springs, Old Enfield, Judge’s Hill, Pemberton Heights
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