East of I-35, trendy meets traditional in a lively ethnic and cultural mix. Revitalized neighborhoods and artists' studio districts have brought new prosperity to East Austin. The redevelopment of East Austin was led by the Mueller Development in 1999. This project took the no longer used Mueller Municipal Airport and transformed it into a mixed-use urban village in the heart of Austin. This incorporated single and multi-family residences, 140 acres of parkland, Dell Children’s Hospital and retail.
From this project, development spread throughout other areas and by 2013 East Austin ranked number 7 on Forbes’ list of America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods. It touts some of the newest, most highly rated restaurants, a multitude of art galleries, coffee shops, food trucks and farmer’s markets. With many community driven initiatives, the focus on development in East Austin has been striking a balance between preserving the history and authenticity of the area while creating new business and housing opportunities for the growing population.
Includes MLS area NE, 3, 5, 9, 11, 3E, 5E, SE.
Must Do: Have lunch at Franklins Barbeque.