Austin Neighborhood Guide:

Central East Austin

Hip and vibrant, this might be the ‘most Austin’ of all Austin neighborhoods.

Walk score: 81
Transit score: 49
Bike score: 95

Public Schools
Blackshear, Brooke, Campbell, Govalle, Maplewood, Metz, Norman, Oak Springs, Ortega, Pecan Springs, Sanchez, Sims, Zavala

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The Central East Austin vibe

Central East Austin is the heart of what Austin’s all about today. It’s known for its restaurant scene, with options from food trailers to fancy dining (well, fancy-ish — this is a laid-back town!). You’ll also find eclectic shopping, urban farms, art and theater venues, yoga studios and a deep love of the community.

the roots of Central East Austin

Landmarks like The Historic Victory Grill (which has hosted legends like James Brown and Billie Holiday), Huston-Tillotson University and the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center speak to the area’s roots as a center of Austin’s African American community. The area is also rich in Mexican American history. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is the oldest Hispanic Catholic church in Austin. And look for murals reflecting cultural pride at Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center and at Cycleast bike shop, among other locations.

Central East Austin real estate

While this area used to be the more-affordable option in Austin, homes here are now highly sought after — and prices match the demand. There are still some single family homes on residential lots, but two-unit condos have become a popular choice since land prices have gone up.

Eat and Drink in the
Central East Austin Area

This area is one of Austin’s dining hot spots, and you’ll have no shortage of amazing options from morning till night. We like to caffeinate at Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors. Grab a classic, diner-style breakfast with a locavore twist at Counter Cafe, or linger over brunch and Bloody Marys at Hillside Farmacy.

When it’s cocktail time, sidle up to the cozy bar at Whisler’s or sample a fresh Mexican martini at Takoba.

We can’t choose just one favorite restaurant for dinner. But three we know you’ll love are Chicon (a relaxed, open space with a casual menu), Dai Due (one of Bon Appétit magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2015), and Launderette (a gas station/coin laundry turned stylish eatery).

Get
Outside

Go for a run at Lady Bird Lake or challenge yourself at Austin Bouldering Project.

Neighborhood
Landmarks

The Texas State Cemetery is a huge, tree-shaded slice of history. It’s the final resting place of illustrious Texans like Stephen F. Austin.

The French Legation Museum is the oldest house in Austin. Stroll the beautiful grounds, or step inside to explore life in early Austin.

Where We Find
‘Our Austin’

The East Austin Studio Tour is one of our favorite Austin treasures — and it’s free. Each year, hundreds of studios open their doors to visitors over two weekends in November. You can meet artists and artisans, buy some one-of-a-kind creations and enjoy free beer, snacks and music.

what our clients say:

June 2016

Lisa is a truly amazing Realtor and person! We will certainly be recommending her to any of our friends or colleagues in Austin.

Nicole and Ian Smith

2016-09-21T11:33:45+00:00

Nicole and Ian Smith

Lisa is a truly amazing Realtor and person! We will certainly be recommending her to any of our friends or colleagues in Austin.

Exceptional

Lisa was exceptional to work with. She was professional with me from start to finish and I really liked her approach on assessing my needs.

I will recommend Lisa to my friends and colleagues not only because of her professional and experience, but because of her great understanding of the Austin market. Lisa's team exemplified these qualities as well and made my life very during my search and final transaction. Kudos to Lisa, Helen, Colby and Jenna!

Costa Belezos

2016-09-12T13:04:11+00:00

Costa Belezos

Lisa was exceptional to work with. She was professional with me from start to finish and I really liked her approach on assessing my needs. I will recommend Lisa to my friends and colleagues not only because of her professional and experience, but because of her great understanding of the Austin market. Lisa's team exemplified these qualities as well and made my life very during my search and final transaction. Kudos to Lisa, Helen, Colby and Jenna!

July 2016

Jenna, Helen and the rest of the team were great throughout every step of the process. I always felt like they were fighting for me even when things got hectic towards the end and it was so refreshing that I could ask them any question (big or small) and they were extremely prompt in their response. Couldn't have asked to work with a better team!

Rick Bal

2016-09-21T11:32:37+00:00

Rick Bal

Jenna, Helen and the rest of the team were great throughout every step of the process. I always felt like they were fighting for me even when things got hectic towards the end and it was so refreshing that I could ask them any question (big or small) and they were extremely prompt in their response. Couldn't have asked to work with a better team!

A Powerhouse

Lisa is so much more than a real estate agent. She is a powerhouse of useful information. She's an ongoing friend and advisor, she's a network that leads to new friends, and superior service companies. And finally, she's an expert, whose intelligence, focus, calm, and courage create success for those lucky enough to work with her.

Julia

2016-09-12T13:42:11+00:00

Julia

Lisa is so much more than a real estate agent. She is a powerhouse of useful information. She's an ongoing friend and advisor, she's a network that leads to new friends, and superior service companies. And finally, she's an expert, whose intelligence, focus, calm, and courage create success for those lucky enough to work with her.

April 2016

Lisa Munoz and her whole team are absolutely wonderful! I worked with Jenna Gilbert and Lisa, and they both were amazing. It is very apparent that it is not just about making a one time sale with them. I had heard prior to working with them that it is evident they care about their clients. I can certainly vouch for this after working with them. I think this is quite rare to find, and definitely a different feeling. Even after closing on the house, they are very involved in assisting me with problems that have come up. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house, and will certainly plan to use them again in the future!

Rachelle C., Yelp Review

2016-09-21T11:31:17+00:00

Rachelle C., Yelp Review

Lisa Munoz and her whole team are absolutely wonderful! I worked with Jenna Gilbert and Lisa, and they both were amazing. It is very apparent that it is not just about making a one time sale with them. I had heard prior to working with them that it is evident they care about their clients. I can certainly vouch for this after working with them. I think this is quite rare to find, and definitely a different feeling. Even after closing on the house, they are very involved in assisting me with problems that have come up. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house, and will certainly plan to use them again in the future!

referral program

We welcome and are honored by your referrals.
We go the extra mile to show our gratitude for referrals with special perks at our appreciation events and little treats all year long, such as our Thanksgiving pie delivery.