East Austin is arguably the fastest growing part of town. Located just east of Austin's bustling downtown, it offers walkability to bars, restaurants, businesses and shopping. It is a diverse area with a mix of charming original homes, condos and apartments, plus modern standalone homes.
Encompassing the neighborhoods of East MLK and Johnson Terrace, 78721 is conveniently locate between two major highways (183 and IH-35) and close to many parks and green space to enjoy the outdoors. The area is home to the Austin Animal Center, WholeFoods, the historic Sekrit Theater, and the expansive East Boggy Creek Greenbelt.
Located just east of IH-35, 78722 is made up of the Cherrywood neighborhood, an area that has seen drastic growth over the past few years. Manor road runs through the southern part and is home to some of Austin's coolest restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.
Located north of 78722 and 78721, this area is made up of the Mueller, Rathgeber Village, Pecan Springs Springdale, Windsor Park, and University Hills neighborhoods. The original Austin airport was located in this area and the Mueller neighborhood has become a bit of a mini downtown. It offers a farmers market, retail, restaurants and bars, surrounded by great outdoor space.
The greater Austin area is the 29th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of approximately 2,227,083. The city is a mix of students attending local universities (largely the University of Texas at Austin), tech employees, and retirees craving sunshine.
Silicon Hills is a nickname for the cluster of high-tech companies in the Austin metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Texas. The name is analogous to Silicon Valley, but refers to the hilly terrain on the west side of Austin. Some of the largest employers in the area include: Amazon, Dell, IBM, Apple, University of Texas, General Motors, AT&T, Whole Foods, Accenture, National Instruments, Oracle, City of Austin, State of Texas, and Austin Independent School District.
Austin has a humid subtropical climate, with long warm summers and short mild winters. Austin averages 228 sunny days per year (U.S. average is 205) and 79 days of precipitation. Lucky for us, there are plenty of lakes and rivers close by to keep you cool in the summer, not to mention the famous natural swimming pool, Barton Springs, which sits at a temperature of 68-degrees year round.