Welcome to Central East Austin
An eclectic, community-forward suburban area with access to downtown Austin
Dotted by historic buildings, green spaces, and museums, the culture of Central East Austin — and its many neighborhoods — is unparalleled. Mueller is a great example, as its history as a master-planned, mixed-used area is evident on every corner. The variety of homesites, number of delightful eateries, and entertainment options make this neighborhood shine.
Mueller’s diversity and popularity are shared with up-and-coming University Hills, which boasts affordability and a blend of modern and traditional architecture, not to mention a location just beyond downtown. The charmingly eclectic aesthetic of the Cherrywood/Wilshire Wood area is matched only by its proximity to the University of Texas and its quaint rows of bungalows, cottages, ranch-style homes, and more. A neighborhood developed in the 1950s and 60s, Windsor, is characterized by its wide streets replete with verdant foliage and shady corners.
Historically, Central East Austin was a sprawling area developed under the unflinching Texas sun, but today, the suburban area thrives with urban, big-city energy — without losing its serenity, that is. While there might be a myriad of home styles, neighborhood moods, and lifestyles, Central East Austin has a few things in common: hospitality and neighborliness. Attracted by the range of single-family and multi-use homes, an electric atmosphere, and proximity to downtown Austin, Central East Austin is home to young professionals.
What to Love
- Central location and access to Interstate 35
- Highly rated local schools perfect for setting children up for success
- Many shopping districts and delicious dining options throughout the neighborhoods
People and Lifestyle
A beacon of Austin’s famous motto, keep Austin weird, Central East Austin thrums with the famous Texan friendliness that sets this area apart from other cities' communities. With Austin being the most educated city in Texas, it’s no wonder that Central East Austin — and particularly University Hills — holds education and schools in high regard. This, in addition to the large sectors its residents are employed in, creates an air of engaging culture. Also highly walkable and highly rated, it is no wonder Central East Austin appeals to many young professionals. Most residents tend to own their homes, which range from $350k to well over $1 million, depending on the neighborhood best suited to your tastes.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Central East Austin’s variety means that in addition to a wealth of wonderful communities, numerous eateries and bars, retail options, and entertainment opportunities are to be had no matter the location.
Enjoy the close-knit community of University Hills by stopping by , where you can update your wardrobe and spend time with friends all in one afternoon. Or, head over to Mueller’s , which hosts options galore. From nationally-acclaimed brands to stylish local boutiques, Mueller has it all.
Put the walkable streets of the Cherrywood/Wilshire Wood area to use by strolling over to the shopping district of Manor Hill. A haven for those seeking the taste of excellent Tex-Mex, Manor Hill has a plethora of charming eateries. Stop by for some iconic puffy tacos, or plan to refresh yourself with a drink at Salty Sow’s Bar and Restaurant.
Things to Do
The activity throughout Central East Austin never stops, no matter which neighborhood you call home. The green spaces, seminal local theaters, and city events mean the area is a lively place any time of the year.
Give yourself gems of entertainment to look forward to by securing tickets to any one of the numerous shows that are in constant motion in the East Central Austin area. The Vortex Repertory Company is known for quirky, offbeat performances, while the is constantly showing new, fresh works from modern composers and playwrights.
The community thrives on green spaces and fun living, so it makes sense that one of Manor Road’s top stops is , which allows you to rent classic bikes that are perfect for breezing about Central East Austin. On the other hand, the naturally stunning is about as showstopping as hikes come. It’s thrilling and beautiful, no matter your hiking ability and level.
Central East Austin is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Liberal Arts and Science Academy
- Kealing Middle School
- Richards School for Young Women Leaders