Community Information

Whether you're buying a home, selling your home or relocating to Austin, the following information, resources and tools will help to guide your decision. See our Team/Resource pages for metro and local Chamber of Commerce information.


Best approach to searching for a property is choose a neighborhood,

then locate this area(s) in an MLS Market or Zipcode(s) from the map below,

then use the Community Reports!




Austin offers something for everyone, boasting a diverse range of neighborhoods within and around the city limits. Newcomers can locate housing options near every employment center in the Austin area. For a more complete list ask us about the Chamber's Newcomer Guide. Click Here!


Central Austin - Central Austin is seeing a revitalization in its housing market, with several loft renovations and the introduction of new housing to historical structures such as the Brown Building. You can find apartment and condominium developments near the Central Business District, the Capitol Complex and the entertainment district, or you can choose to live in the historic communities that surround the University of Texas, where Victorian and craftsman-style homes are available.

Profiles: Allandale, Brentwood, Bryker Woods, Clarksville/West End, Crestview, Downtown, Hancock, Heritage, Highland, Hyde Park, North University, Northfield, Old Enfield, Rosedale, Skyview, West Campus.


East Austin - Diversity among the neighborhoods east of I-35 includes groundbreaking master-planned communities, neighborhoods that sprang up in the first half of the century and homes that reflect Austin's Victorian roots.

Profiles: East Austin, Cherrywood, Del Valle, Delwood, French Place, Rosewood, Seabrook


West Austin - West of downtown to Lake Travis, neighborhoods range from student rentals, and tastefully updated homes to some of the area's most exclusive environs.

North Austin - Close-in North Austin neighborhoods offer optimal access to the city's north industrial market at an affordable price. Many of the city's new apartment complexes are located in the North Austin area.

Profiles: Farwest, Highland Park West, Tarrytown, West Austin, Westlake Hills


Northwest Austin - This area is one of Austin's fastest-growing sectors, drawing services like Seton Northwest Hospital, as well as considerable retail attention.

Profiles: Arboretum, Canyon Creek, Cat Mountain, Great Hills, Laurel Oaks, Northwest Hills,


Far Northwest Austin - Newly developed master-planned communities combine elegant new homes with substantial acreage and terrific access to the lakes, the wealth of retailers at Lakeline Mall and new employment centers.


Lake Travis - As Austin's first and one of its most elegant master-planned communities, Lake Travis offers residents superior access to lake recreation and numerous golf courses.


South Austin - Quirky and a little eccentric, South Austin features the eclectic SOCO shopping district (check out First Thursdays), older close-in neighborhoods like Travis Heights and Zilker as well as the 4,000-acre master-planned community of Circle C Ranch.


Profiles: Barton Hills, Bartons Bluff - Spyglass, Battle Bend Springs, Bouldin Creek, Cherry Creek, Dawson, Galindo, Shady Hollow, SoCo (South Congress), South Lamar, Travis Heights.


Southeast Austin - Southeast Austin is experiencing a transformation accompanying the airport and Advanced Micro Devices' chip plant.

Profiles: East Riverside/Oltorf, Onion Creek, Southeast Austin, Willow Creek.

Southwest Austin -Southwest Austin offers the extraordinary natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country and the challenges of strict environmental ordinances.

Profiles: Bee Cave, Barton Creek, Circle C Ranch, Lake Pointe, Rollingwood, Westcreek.


Far South Austin -"Bedroom" communities like Manchaca, Buda and Kyle offer country livingófrom large "spreads" to cozy cottagesówithin easy reach of the city.


San Marcos - The city of San Marcos, south of Austin, is a charming community with a river winding its way through small streets and a historic university reigning on the hill. With shady streets and friendly neighbors, San Marcos attracts many who want to escape the everyday bustle of the big city. Affordable homes are available in master-planned communities.


























Community Reports

A quick and easy way to find useful information about your community, nearby schools and local businesses.