The Perks of Living in East Austin

Posted by Brad Pauly on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:54pm.

When Pauly Presley Realty opened in Austin in 2005, we were anticipating a lot of growth in East Austin, and in the near-decade we’ve been in business, that’s exactly what we’ve seen happen.

East Austin is a really hot area of the city to move to right now, and I think a lot of that is due to its proximity to downtown, the thriving arts scene, and all the amazing local businesses that give the neighborhood a unique personality.There’s been a huge influx of people moving east--it’s actually the fastest growing region of the city right now. And when you look at this neighborhood, it’s not hard to see why.

East Austin stands out among other Austin neighborhoods because it has an eclectic, artsy atmosphere but also a rich culture and history. It’s a vibrant section of town; the buildings themselves are bright and colorful. You’ll see a ton of amazing murals while just walking through the neighborhood, and you won’t have to go very far to find an art gallery or park.

There’s a diverse selection of cafes, bars, music venues, and coffee shops scattered throughout the neighborhood too. Fans of food trucks and authentic Mexican food will definitely be happy here. There’s something for everybody, and there is always something new to discover.

It’s a popular area for bicyclists and people who want to be close to downtown and the water, but who don’t want the lofty price tags of downtown apartments. In East Austin, you are just minutes from all the nightlife on 6th Street and Rainey Street, Longhorn games at UT, or activities on the lake. A lot of young professionals and couples have started moving east because it’s affordable and convenient, but you’ll find people of every background here.

If you’re new to Austin or are just looking to relocate within the city, East Austin is definitely worth checking out. The neighborhood is thriving, market rates are booming, and new homes, businesses, and attractions are moving in all the time. We expect this area to continue to grow and improve even more as the years go by. If you’re interested in East Austin properties, the agents at Pauly Presley Realty would be more than happy to help you find your next home in Austin.

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