Austin Neighborhood Guide

Austin has so much cool, funky history and it shows in the various neighborhoods and parts of town. For anyone that is visiting or thinking about moving here—this is your guide to figuring out just where you want to be.


Downtown is the 78701 Zip Code and is defined by just north of Lady Bird Lake, starting at Cesar Chavez Street, and going north up to the Capitol, then from Mopac (West) to I-35 (East).

Photo Credit: Curbed – Rachel Sender

The ’04

The infamous 78704 zip code of South Austin is defined by the area just south of the Colorado River/Lady Bird Lake up until 71/Ben White, and from Mopac (West) to I-35 (East), directly south of Downtown.

East Side

The “East Side” we are defining as just east of downtown, south from Oltorf/Riverside south of the Colorado River and Holly Street just north of the River, all the way North up to Mueller, and East until 183. This includes East Oltorf, East Riverside, Pleasant Valley, Montopolis, East Cesar Chavez to East MLK, Rosewood, Cherrywood, Mueller, Winsor Park and Springdale.


The Domain is a sprawling development in North Austin just north of 183, east of Mopac, west of Burnet, and South of Parmer. Originally started as an outdoor mall, this has quickly grown to be a dense area of Mid-Rise Condos and Apartments, Swanky Hotels, High-End Restaurants, and lively activities for locals and visitors alike.

Photo by Culture Map

North Central

Just north of downtown, West of I-35, east of Mopac, and south of 183, lies a north central area of Austin that has some of the greatest character and history.

This includes neighborhoods like UT Campus, North and West Campus, Rosedale, Allandale, Crestview, Brentwood, Burnet Road, Hyde Park, North Loop, Highland, and Bryker Woods.


This area we are defining as South of 71/Ben White and includes neighborhoods like St. Elmo & East/West Congress, South Manchaca, Westgate, Sunset Valley, Garrison Park, Cherry Creek, Slaughter Lane/SouthPark Meadows, Sweetbriar, Pleasant Hill, and even Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Buda, Manchaca, and Kyle.

Rendering: Anderson Wise


We are defining this area as west of Mopac, including West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Lost Creek, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Lake Travis, Lago Vista, and even out to Spicewood and Marble Falls.


North Austin is home to some major companies, including Dell, GM, Apple, and IBM. We are defining North Austin as North of 183 including Round Rock, The Arboretum, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Hutto, and Taylor.

East of Austin

Outside of East Central Austin, there are several quaint Hill Country towns with tons of charm. This includes Bastrop, Webberville, Manor, Elgin, and Lockhart.

Bastrop, TX
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