Downtown offers the best of Austin, amplified. This is where creativity and ingenuity meet to deliver the latest foodie hotspots, legendary live music venues, one-of-a-kind shops, and year-round outdoor fun. Rock out or relax – it’s your call. LET’S GO


Downtown is the epicenter of Austin’s 24/7 idea exchange. This is where enterprises headquarter and entrepreneurs incubate, all harnessing our city’s incredible talent pool, business-friendly infrastructure and uniquely collaborative culture. LET’S GO


Downtown Austin offers residences to suit any style, whether you’re renting or putting down roots. This is where city excitement meets creature comforts – your walkable new neighborhood puts both nightly entertainment and daily essentials within easy reach.LET’S GO


Living Essentials

Cover your basics.

Tackle your to-do list, in just a few blocks.



Explore downtown Austin essentials.



Groceries & Farmers' Markets

Weekly farmers' markets, corner stores, specialty shops and Whole Foods Market’s flagship store provide a wealth of food options. 


Explore our eclectic mix of national retail and independent boutiques. Scout the latest fashions, load up on sports and tech gear, pick the perfect gift or feather your nest.


Meet your everyday needs with ease. Downtown makes it simple to stock up on snacks, hem those pants or get that big proposal bound and delivered. 


St. David’s and Seton hospitals flank downtown, and smaller, preventive care practices of all types abound throughout the neighborhood. 

Wellness & Exercise

Austin has been named a Top 10 Fittest City by the likes of Forbes and Shape Magazine. Options abound downtown for staying healthy, fit and balanced.

Spiritual Life

Downtown is home to some of Austin’s oldest, most beautiful churches and offers formal and informal worship opportunities for all faiths. 


Bordered by The University of Texas at Austin and dotted with public and private schools at all levels, downtown is a concentration of knowledge. 


Historic getaways, sleek high rises and cozy boutique hotels give every type of traveler a perfect home base for exploring Austin’s urban hotspots. 

Furry Friends

Find the exercise spots, pet stores, groomers and vets that will keep Fido and Fluffy happy in their new downtown home. 


Find a wealth of knowledge and resources, from traditional reference to the unique and hard to find.


Bookmark this page to keep downtown basics handy – contacts for safety, utilities hookups, recycling and more.