Downtown Austin Neighborhood Profile
For those who enjoy the fast paced life and nightlife of living downtown, they will feel perfectly at home in downtown Austin. Austin’s downtown scene is filled with plenty of hustle and bustle at every hour of the day and night. There are hundreds of businesses that operate here, including many larger more established firms as well as the small and local start up businesses and grassroot organizations exemplifying Austin’s slogan ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ Those who work downtown can be found strolling to lunch or attending a company happy hour after work in one of the many bars and restaurants found on every street corner. Downtown is home to an abundance of entertainment and culture including iconic theatres such as Zachary Scott and the Paramount.
At nightfall, the streets quickly fill with Austin residents enjoying an evening on the town, listening to live music, or seeking out some of the most popular downtown drinking destinations, ‘Dirty’ 6th Street, West 6th, and Rainey Street.
Downtown residents enjoy easy access to Lady Bird Lake, where enthusiasts can go for a jog, ride a bike, or rent a segway or kayak and enjoy Austin’s plentiful sunshine filled days. Most downtown residents enjoy the walkability of the neighborhood for both business and pleasure alike. No automobile required!