East Austin is bordered by IH-35, the Colorado River, as well as Highway 183 and 290. Neighborhoods include Cherrywood, Del Valle of Del Valle ISD, Delwood, French Place, Rosewood and Seabrook.
East Austin has dozens of parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Educational attractions include the George Washington CarverMuseum, the Austin Zoo, and Austin Nature and Science Center as well as many art studios and galleries including Flatbed and Coronado. East Austin is also home to Huston-Tillotson University with a student body of 1000. The Salvage Vanguard Theater adds to the artistic element of East Austin. The proximity to downtown and the airport also increase the popularity of East Austin, as well as the many local favorite restaurants such as Nuevo Leon and Hoover's.
East Austin is popular for remodeling older homes as well as building new constructions such as condos. Older areas such as French Place and Cherrywood sport nostalgic charm of bungalows and other 40s and 50s-style homes. Other areas of East Austin are in transition such as Delwood, led by the new Mueller development, a large master-planned community on the site of the previous Mueller Airport.