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Welcome to Austin's Eastside

Austin’s Eastside is becoming a cultural hotspot and the trendy new spot to open up shop. Eastside office inventory comes with a wonderful mixture of early 1900’s bungalows surrounded by new modern mixed-use developments scattered throughout the spacious neighborhood. Quickly becoming a convenient extension of downtown, some of the city’s largest companies have taken office space here including Google, HEB, Favor and many others. With a younger demographic profile and certain ‘cool’ factor, the Eastside is just beginning to hit its stride.

Submarket Details

WHAT YOU WILL FIND:

Reasonable prices, hipster hangouts mixed with big-box retailers putting down roots.

THE 9 TO 5:

Skip the congestion of downtown and enjoy a more laid-back, walkable neighborhood with a solid mix of accessible dining and retail. 

SUBMARKET APPEAL:

An extremely walkable neighborhood with strong diversity and a youthful laid-back creative vibe.

THE MARKET:

A wide mix of options including converted bungalows, new construction, but don’t expect too much of a price break, prices have kept up with that of Downtown.

YOU WILL APPRECIATE:

The vibrant murals and the automatic street cred you’ll snag with an Eastside address.

Characteristics

Walkable, Historic Roots, Austin Culture, Artsy, Public Transportation, Spacious Layout, Creative Warehouse Spaces

Location in Austin

Average 5PM Commute Times

ABIA

THE DOMAIN

CEDAR PARK

SW CIRCLE C RANCH

MULLER

SOUTH EAST

PLEASANT VALLEY/OLTORF

HYDE PARK

16-26 min.

20-35 min.

26-40 min.

20-40 min.

12-18 min.

10-20 min.

10-18 min.

9-18 min.

Boundries

Located a mile east of Downtown, the boundaries of East Austin are Interstate 35, the Colorado River, Airport Boulevard, and East 38th & 1/2 Street.

The district is composed of a few smaller neighborhoods, such as Cherrywood, Foster Heights, Holly, Govalle, Guadalupe-Saldana, and East Cesar Chavez.

GOOD TO KNOW

The average commute time in Austin in 40 minutes

THE PERKS OF EASTSIDE

Your Neighborhood

The ideal location for innovating with an inspiring artsy vibe and laid-back coolness.

With close proximity to Downtown, East Austin is easily reached from all parts of Austin. The convenient location and electric nature makes the Eastside incredibly desirable. Whether you want to honky tonk at the historic White Horse, catch an art show at Central Machine Works or need to snag a few groceries from the newly opened Whole Foods Market; The Eastside is becoming a thriving creative neighborhood that still has plenty of room to grow and mature in the next 5-10 years.

Early 1900’s homes turned into commercial spaces thrive here, but new large-scale construction is becoming more of the norm on this side of town.                  – Image Courtesy: of ECR – Heierman Building 115 E 5th St. 

The Market

If Class-A space doesn’t interest you, reimagined historic buildings like the Heierman Building provide business tenants century-old offices with character. Along East Cesar Chavez you will find amazing restaurants and creative office spaces mixed with early 1900’s bungalows owned by families for generations.

The Eastside commercial real estate market is flourishing, for that reason you will find a mixture of increasing rents mirroring downtown pricing. Recent Class-A workspaces have begun to pop up along 4th, 5th and 6th street corridors as far east as 183/MLK . Before the expansion of the 4th-6th streets most of the commercial space was found along East Cesar Chavez St. The addition of these buildings has added to the office capacity, but rents continue to soar with the influx of young, trendy companies relocating from out of state. Currently office rents in Austin average $34 per square foot and East Austin is about $38 per square foot.

Getting there and getting around

Creative space surrounded by walkable historic sites, restaurants, and living.

Commuting to and from East Austin is less painful than trying to get into the core of CBD. Located a mile from Downtown, commuters can take the MetroRail to Plaza Saltillo located in the center of East Austin. In addition to the Rail, CapMetro also has several bus routes that service the East Austin area. The city has many designated bike lanes allowing cycle commuters to feel comfortable moving around East Austin. Many areas of East Austin give pedestrians and bikers access to the scenic trails for the commute to and from work allowing them to unwind from the day. Including the newly completed Boardwalk that east to west along the hike and bike trail, Boggy Creek Greenbelt and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike path are nearby favorites.

East Austin Roots

Eastside’s Diversity in Culture, Architecture, and Work Environment.

The Eastside has a reputation as a working-class neighborhood historically. Today East Austin is transforming, as a new wave of hipster locals and curious visitors flood the neighborhood to discover the area’s stylish arts district. Along East Cesar Chavez, you’ll discover block after block of galleries and studios with a countless array of cocktail bars and cafes close by. For those officing in the area, there is no shortage of incredible dining options for hosting clients, meeting friends or simply grabbing a quick lunch. Local favorites include some of the best bbq in the country at the Famous Franklin’s (Obama stopped in) or legendary Sam’s BBQ. The revived Cisco’s, Via 313, Ramen Tatsuya, Justine’s,  Wright Bros. Brew and Brew are also among many other Eastside must-trys. To put it simply- it’s hard to get bored or hungry on the Eastside.

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