Central Austin is located between the Mopac Expressway and IH-35, and bordered by the Colorado River. Neighborhoods include Allandale, Brentwood, Bryker Woods, Clarksville/West End, Crestview, Downtown, Hancock, Heritage, Highland, Hyde Park, North University, Northfield, Old Enfield, Rosedale, and Skyview.
Central Austin is home to The University of Texas, as well as the State Capitol of Texas. It's the heart of Austin and as a result is the most sought-after location to live. The area isn't short on shopping, sporting an endless string of boutiques, not to mention luxury hotels, bars and restaurants. East Sixth Street is a popular block filled with bars frequented by tourists and students on the weekends. Educational opportunities include visiting the University of Texas campus, as well as touring the State Capitol.
High rises are a recently new development in Central Austin, and with the surge in interest in Central Austin the makeup of the city has changed. Central Austin is now densely populated and immensely popular. It's a natural hub because it encompasses The University of Texas, the State Capitol and a thriving tourism industry built on scenic beauty and outdoors activity, entertainment, in particular music. Central Austin real estate maintains an eclectic mix of styles, ages and types of homes. This variety is part of what contributes to the overall charm of living in Austin.